With state-level restrictions loosening in some areas, we know that many of you are eager to get back to swinging foam. However, the advisory is still in effect, meaning that membership status is frozen and no sanctioned events can run. New infection rates are still high, so let’s stay safe.
David Gibson, LVN, has offered an advisory to the Society Board regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak the CDC’s Official recommendations are as follows:
- Limit Group events to 10 or less.
- Keep social distance (of 6 feet or greater).
- Practice good hand hygiene.
- Sanitize surfaces with high traffic, for example door knobs, countertops, and tables .
Given the nature of an IFGS event with large groups of people, some in the High Risk category, it does not seem feasible to follow the CDC’s recommendations at an IFGS event. The health and safety of our members is our highest priority as an organization, and for that reason, it is the recommendation of the IFGS Society Board to postpone all in-person IFGS events.
The Society Board will review these recommendations in May, then on a monthly basis going forward, as necessary.
There is a new version of the IFGS Society Constitution, due to the ByLaws addition that was approved by the membership in the 2016 fall election. Check out “Useful IFGS Documents” under the “Resources” tab.
IFGS SOCIETY BOARD MEETING MINUTES
The meeting was called to order at 7:09 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Present were Sid Pogue, Dave Gallivan, Dave Holt, Keith Phinney, Peter Sartucci, and Dan Schneider, 1993 Board members. Board member Dave Holm was absent, proxy to Sid Pogue. Newly elected Board Members Elizabeth Distelhorst and Eric Maloof were also present, as well as Janice Moore, IFGS Clerk, and Bradley Reeger, Safety Officer. The meeting began with Sid Pogue as Chair.