Covid-19 "New Normal" Community Walks

 

 

May 19, 2021 Update:

Just like many of you, Walk2Connect has been following and processing the rapid changes regarding mask wearing and social distancing and trying to keep up with the guidelines and recommendations from national, state(s), and local levels. Our programs are rooted in connection and we want to still provide them to you with the utmost personal safety and comfort. We are deeply invigorated this year by the resuming of our partnerships and public walks, and the growth of our communities of leaders, participants and co-op members!

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has cleared individuals that are fully vaccinated to resume indoor and outdoor activities without wearing a mask, Walk2Connect offers the following recommendations for our walking leaders and participants regarding face coverings and social distancing for our events.

For our Participants:

  • Consider getting vaccinated as soon as possible; if you are unable to get vaccinated, please take care of yourself by maintaining social distance and/or wearing a face covering.
  • Stay home if you have a fever or experience other viral symptoms - like we always do! 
  • Check and follow local guidelines related to outdoor small gatherings.
  • Our update includes national guidance, but note that your county public health or local businesses may have their own requirements regarding face covering or social distancing.
  • Have a mask/facial covering handy in case you need to enter a business/area requiring facial covering or if the group decides to wear one.
  • Agree as a group on what feels safer for whole.

 

For Walking Leaders:

  • Consider getting vaccinated as soon as possible; if you are unable to get vaccinated, please take care of yourself by maintaining social distancing or wearing a face covering.
  • Stay home if you have a fever or experience other viral symptoms - like we always do! Hand the walk to another leader or cancel, as you see fit.
  • Ask (new) participants if they signed the 2021 Welcome Waiver - needs to be signed only once per calendar year and it can only be done online.
  • Check and follow local guidelines related to outdoor small gatherings; if you are not familiar with your local guidelines, we may be able to help you find out- reach out!
  • Our update includes national guidance, but note that your county public health or local businesses may have their own requirements regarding face covering or social distancing.
  • At the beginning of the walk, remind the group of the national and local guidelines (they may differ) and check with the group on their comfort level, agree as a group on what feels safe for the group. Agree as a group to what is most welcoming to the whole.
  • Have a mask/facial covering handy in case you need to enter a business/area requiring facial covering or if the group makes the decision to wear one.
  • For the public walks: you can increase the group size up to 20 people (from 10) if you wish so. We suggest changing the group size a week before the walk, in case local and national guidelines change - or your comfort level changes.
  • For Movement Circles: you are generally walking with the same people in your pod, so check occasionally with your group if their comfort level has changed

 

 

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May 28, 2020 Update:


Leader & Walker Guidelines  

From our Blog:

Updated May 28, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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