Hi All - I hope this finds you safe and well. I wanted to give an update for those who have been asking when we are going to restart our activities. The answer is that it depends on your definition of "restart".
If your definition of "restart" is to resume a regimen of walks and runs starting at a central location on a regular schedule, then some of you have already restarted! While many of us are walking and running in our own neighborhoods, with members of our own household, others continue to go to Sunrise Park, Koffi, or Running Wild to start their socially-distanced walks and runs on the "usual" days and times. We believe BOTH are fine, personal choices.
We respect the decisions people are making, and understand the desire to return to normalcy in any form. If you choose to walk or run from Sunrise Park, Koffi, or Running Wild, knowing that you are doing it in the spirit of PSFR&W, we ask the following:
- If you're not feeling well, stay home
- If you have been around someone with Covid 19, stay home
- Start your walk or run shortly after you arrive
- Always wear a mask
- Don't cluster at intersections and stop lights
- Give a respectful, wide berth when passing others
- Leave shortly after you finish
If your definition of "restart" is a return to normal, where we circle-up before a walk or run, go for coffee afterwards, and get together for social activities, unfortunately that is still not possible at this time. As long as social distancing remains the best way to stop the spread of Covid 19, we cannot encourage groups to come together in close proximity. We wish that were not the case, but it is our new reality, for now.
So while this is not a return to normal, it is an acknowledgement that some folks are back to walking and running from Sunrise Park, Koffi, and Running Wild, and that people are making individual choices that are right only for themselves.
We will continue to monitor the guidelines of state and local health organizations to determine when we can meet more formally under the banner of PSFR&W. In the meantime, please know that we are with you in spirit, appreciate the sacrifices you are making to stay safe and healthy, and understand the difficult decisions you are facing about personal safety. Stay strong!