Carolina Bird Club covid safety
Our next in-person meeting will take place in Nags Head, North Carolina from January 13–16, 2022. (Registration is currently open!) The Executive Committee of the Carolina Bird Club (CBC) unanimously voted to require full vaccination against COVID-19 in order to attend all future CBC meetings starting with the Nags Head meeting. The Carolina Bird Club defines “fully-vaccinated” as 2 weeks after the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after the single-dose Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine. No “booster” vaccines will be required to attend the Nags Head meeting. Members who wish to attend our first meeting in two years will be asked to indicate their status as fully-vaccinated in order to be able to register for the meeting.
To save time at the meeting, please email an image of each meeting registrant's COVID-19 vaccination card in advance to Carol Bowman <email@example.com>, the club's headquarters secretary, prior to January 6, 2022. It will be acceptable to obscure your date of birth in the image if you prefer. Or, if you prefer you can wait and present your vaccination card (or a photograph thereof) in person at registration at the meeting, but don't forget to bring it! All individuals understand and acknowledge by their registration for the meeting that they will not be allowed to participate in any meeting activities until proof of vaccination is satisfied; ergo, if you choose not to send Carol Bowman proof of vaccination, don't forget your card! The CBC will be unbending about this requirement.
For all indoor group activities, ventless masks that completely and snugly cover the nose and mouth must be worn, unless actively eating a meal. If you intend to carpool with others, unless everyone in the car agrees beforehand to not wear them in the vehicle, masks must be worn. Masks need not be worn during outside activities, though individual members who feel more comfortable wearing theirs may choose to do so.
Individuals who are immuno-suppressed and cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19 may not register for CBC in-person meetings until such time as the CDC declares an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Proof of full-vaccination is required of all attendees. There will be no exemptions for any reason.
Thanks for your cooperation in making the meeting safe for everyone. It will be great to see everyone again!