The country had a massive upswing of Covid-19 cases after the Thanksgiving holiday. We are now facing some decisions after the Christmas holiday. I am, for the sake of the health of the fencers in the club, asking those families who travelled outside their immediate family bubble, or who had extended family members or friends visit them, to not participate in practices or classes during the week between Christmas and New Years. I also ask the same after any New Years Eve (or Day) celebrations involving non-immediate family members or friends.

I am also asking all fencers and their families to keep a close watch on the health of everyone in their family bubble, and if any member of that family shows signs of a Covid-19 infection, to stay home until that person is tested, and receives a negative result from that test. And if they test positive, to follow the NH Governor’s Task Force Guidelines. Also, I would like to be emailed about any infection, so I can determine if those guidelines require me to close the club under those guidelines.

It is important for all of us to reduce the risk of exposure to Covid-19 during these trying times. The health and safety of my fencers and their families are my number concerns.