COVID Update - June 10, 2021

Good News!  Alberta has entered Stage 2 of the reopening plan and as of today, there are new rules that will apply for outdoor activities and gatherings. (as taken from AHS website)   Stronger public health measures | Alberta.ca

Please note that there are some points in their list that may seem contradictory, but these are the points we will follow.

  • Outdoor social gatherings – up to 20 people with distancing (indoor social gatherings still not permitted)
  • Distancing and masking requirements remain in effect

EVCC will now allow ride postings of up to 20 people, including the coordinator. Two metre distance is still required at all times.  Please note that most coordinators will likely opt to keep their rides to a smaller size and EVCC fully supports this. We will continue to look for waitlists that are growing and then recruit a second coordinator so we can run two smaller rides instead of one large one.  

In the parking lot, tailgates and conversations are permitted as long as there are no more than 20 people and they are all at least 2 metres apart.  Twenty people may be a challenge in many parking areas so please do not overcrowd them.  Please continue to carry a mask. gloves and sanitizer in case you are working with someone to fix a bike.  

Multiday rides may be held only if there are no more than 20 people and there is no occasion when people will be gathering together indoors without masks and distancing.  Since rules will likely change again by early July, we will keep you posted on this. 

Let's look forward to a great summer!

EVCC Executive

As a reminder, here are the EVCC rules around COVID:


Members will be required to read and agree with these Covid rules each time they sign up for an event, so please read these carefully.    All participants should recognize that following these rules is no guarantee of not catching Covid19 or any other disease.    

There are two main goals for these rules:

1)      Reduce the risk of catching or spreading Covid 19
2)
      Maintain a positive image for EVCC in the communities where we hold our events

We will continue to monitor the situation.   Any significant changes will be posted on the website and communicated by e-mail. 

For All Events

  • If you are supposed to be in self-isolation or quarantine, or are experiencing potential Covid-19 symptoms such as dry cough, fever, fatigue, or difficulty breathing, DO NOT come on an event.
  • Maintain at least a 2 metre physical distance from others at all times (as per Alberta Health guidelines) from the time you leave your car until you are back in it again. 
  •  All participants should bring a mask, latex or plastic type gloves and hand sanitizer, in case of the need to assist another rider or be assisted, or if entering a public building.
  • Coordinators will determine the total number of participants, based on their personal preference and the conditions.    No event will exceed 10 participants.
  • Car-pooling will not be organized or encouraged by EVCC. 
  • If two events are set up for the same route, they will start at least 30 minutes apart to avoid joining up.
  • Always follow current Alberta Health guidelines for Covid-19.
  • Pacelining and drafting activities are discouraged unless riders take extra care to do so in a safe manner keeping the minimum recommended 2 meters distance from others.

COVID UPDATE - May 26, 2021

Good News!  Alberta Health Services has announced Stage 1 of summer opening will start on June 1st!  This means that outdoor groups of 10 people will once again be permitted, as long as there is social distancing.     

As a result, EVCC will start posting rides up to 10 people for June 1st or later.   Thanks to all the coordinators who have been waiting to start posting again!

We will keep you informed when we are able to increase the size of rides beyond 10 people.   AHS is currently predicting that will happen later in June, depending on vaccination and hospital rates.

As a reminder, here are the EVCC rules around COVID:


Members will be required to read and agree with these Covid rules each time they sign up for an event, so please read these carefully.    All participants should recognize that following these rules is no guarantee of not catching Covid19 or any other disease.    

There are two main goals for these rules:

1)      Reduce the risk of catching or spreading Covid 19
2)
      Maintain a positive image for EVCC in the communities where we hold our events

We will continue to monitor the situation.   Any significant changes will be posted on the website and communicated by e-mail. 

For All Events

  • If you are supposed to be in self-isolation or quarantine, or are experiencing potential Covid-19 symptoms such as dry cough, fever, fatigue, or difficulty breathing, DO NOT come on an event.
  • Maintain at least a 2 metre physical distance from others at all times (as per Alberta Health guidelines) from the time you leave your car until you are back in it again. 
  •  All participants should bring a mask, latex or plastic type gloves and hand sanitizer, in case of the need to assist another rider or be assisted, or if entering a public building.
  • Coordinators will determine the total number of participants, based on their personal preference and the conditions.    No event will exceed 10 participants.
  • Car-pooling will not be organized or encouraged by EVCC. 
  • If two events are set up for the same route, they will start at least 30 minutes apart to avoid joining up.
  • Always follow current Alberta Health guidelines for Covid-19.
  • Pacelining and drafting activities are discouraged unless riders take extra care to do so in a safe manner keeping the minimum recommended 2 meters distance from others.

Thanks to everyone for your assistance in reducing the risk of spreading Covid-19 and helping EVCC to maintain an image as a responsible organization in our communities!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.




COVID Update - May 5, 2021

Effective immediately, the EVCC has suspended all its in person events.  This is being done in conjunction with the new AHS COVID restrictions announced on May 4th.

Specifically, AHS has create the following guidelines for Outdoor Gatherings:

  • All outdoor social gatherings must be limited to no more than 5 people and a maximum of 2 household cohorts.
  • All outdoor sports and recreation activities are prohibited, except with members of your household, or your two close contacts if you live alone. 

Because this will be very difficult to enforce, we have decided that we won't post any in person events.


Updated March 29, 2021 (added paceline information)

Good News!  Alberta Health Services has loosened the restriction on outdoor gatherings to allow up to 10 people to meet socially outdoors, as of January 18. (with 2 metre distancing of course)  As a result, EVCC will start posting events again for up to 10 people.   

Members will be required to read and agree with these Covid rules each time they sign up for an event, so please read these carefully.    All participants should recognize that following these rules is no guarantee of not catching Covid19 or any other disease.    

There are two main goals for these rules:

1)      Reduce the risk of catching or spreading Covid 19
2)
      Maintain a positive image for EVCC in the communities where we hold our events

We will continue to monitor the situation.   Any significant changes will be posted on the website and communicated by e-mail. 

For All Events

  • If you are supposed to be in self-isolation or quarantine, or are experiencing potential Covid-19 symptoms such as dry cough, fever, fatigue, or difficulty breathing, DO NOT come on an event.
  • Maintain at least a 2 metre physical distance from others at all times (as per Alberta Health guidelines) from the time you leave your car until you are back in it again. 
  •  All participants should bring a mask, latex or plastic type gloves and hand sanitizer, in case of the need to assist another rider or be assisted, or if entering a public building.
  • Coordinators will determine the total number of participants, based on their personal preference and the conditions.    No event will exceed 10 participants.
  • Car-pooling will not be organized or encouraged by EVCC. 
  • If two events are set up for the same route, they will start at least 30 minutes apart to avoid joining up.
  • Always follow current Alberta Health guidelines for Covid-19.
  • Pacelining and drafting activities are discouraged unless riders take extra care to do so in a safe manner keeping the minimum recommended 2 meters distance from others.

Thanks to everyone for your assistance in reducing the risk of spreading Covid-19 and helping EVCC to maintain an image as a responsible organization in our communities!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Maria Saley

President, EVCC


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