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COVID-19 AND THE SCA

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, current face-to-face activities are suspended and the SCA has moved online. Our Baronial meetings and activities are being held virtually, as well as activities offered by the Kingdom of Meridies (and other Kingdoms). Please check our Facebook page* for the latest online meetings and gatherings.

As of July 28, 2020 the Society's Board of Directors have suspended all in-person SCA events in North America until January 31, 2021. Our Kingdom has provided guidelines for our eventual reopening for meetings and other live activities. Please check this page regularly for updates regarding the return to live and face-to-face activities for our Barony and for our Kingdom.

We are currently in Phase Zero.

Phase 0 is virtual activities only; no in-person gatherings. The infection rate is greater than 0.4 per 10k in our counties, and hospital bed capacity is greater than 70% in the state of Georgia.

How do we get to the next phase? To advance to Phase 1, we need 7 continuous days with an infection rate lower than 0.4 per 10K in our counties and hospital bed capacity of less than 70% in the state of Georgia.
 

Covid-19 cases in our region
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COVID-19 cases for local area as of 8/2/2020
Source: www.covid19watcher.com
 

Regional statistics
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COVID-19 satistics for Georgia as of 8/2/2020
We are located in Region E.
Source: www.facebook.com/GEMA.OHS/

 


Kingdom of Meridies COVID-19 SCA Participation Plan

This model has been created by weighing input from a number of health organizations and professionals, including the GA State Health department, AL Dept. of Public Health, TN Department of Public Health, FL State Health Department, the CDC, current data from Johns Hopkins, and our own Meridies COVID-19 advisory team.

This plan is subject to change at any time as new information emerges.

Please understand that the primary goal of this general Meridies plan is the safety of Meridies' populace.

Additional precautions may be recommended by Kingdom Officers for specific activities or aspects of SCA activities (i.e. martial or youth activities).

Meridies Reopening Mao
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PRECAUTIONS

Required in all phases prior to Phase 5:

DESCRIPTION OF PHASES

Phase 0 — Virtual-only activities, events, and gatherings. This phase restricts all in-person gatherings.

Phase 1 — Small (20 or fewer) outdoor and in-person gatherings in which individuals from different households (mundane residence/home) come from the same local area (e.g., community, town, city, or county) to gather for fewer than 4 hours. This phase would allow for limited fighter practices and some local outdoor meetings and activities.

Phase 2 — Medium-sized in-person outdoor gatherings (50 or fewer), or small in-person indoor activities (20 or fewer) that are adapted to allow individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart with some attendees coming from outside the local area. These gatherings will be for a single day only with no overnight stays. Consider incorporating virtual participation options for those individuals who wish to participate but are uncomfortable attending. If troll is necessary, consider ways to limit contact (i.e. pre-registration, digital troll, etc.).

Phase 3 — Larger in-person gatherings (100 or fewer) where attendees may travel from outside the local area. These events may incorporate overnight stays where those from the same household (mundane residence/home) may camp in isolated sleep spaces such as personal tents, rooms, or campers (no shared, barracks-style camping). Consider incorporating virtual participation options for those individuals who wish to participate but are uncomfortable attending. If troll is necessary, consider ways to limit contact (i.e. pre-registration, digital troll, etc.).

Phase 4 — Very large events of over 100 where attendees may travel from several other states. These events may incorporate overnight stays where those from the same household (mundane residence/home) may camp in isolated sleep spaces such as personal tents, rooms, or campers (no shared, barracks style camping). Consider incorporating virtual participation options for those individuals who wish to participate but are uncomfortable attending. If troll is necessary, consider ways to limit contact (i.e. pre-registration, digital troll, etc.).

Phase 5 — Full Re-Open. All activities may resume with practical precautions kept in place.

Please note: A significant spike in cases, a major increase in hospitalizations beyond a given threshold (to be determined), or guidance from local authorities may result in an immediate regression to the appropriate phase as determined by Kingdom leadership.
 

MOVEMENT BETWEEN PHASES

Advancement or regression may skip phases to match the appropriate conditions in the kingdom.

Useful tool to help determine infection rates when considering moves between phases: covid19watcher.research.cchmc.org*

Useful tool to help determine possible percentage of being infected based on the size of a gathering in a specific county: covid19risk.biosci.gatech.edu*

Phase 1
To advance to Phase 1:
•  7 continuous days with an infection rate lower than 0.4 per 10K in your respective County.
•  Hospital bed capacity <70% in your respective State.
Regression back to Phase 0:
•  7 continuous days in which any of the criteria for phase 1 are not met.

Phase 2
To advance to Phase 2:
•  7 continuous days with an infection rate less than 0.3 per 10K in your respective state.
•  Hospital bed capacity <60% in your respective State.
Regression back to Phase 1:
•  7 continuous days in which any of the criteria for phase 2 are not met.

Phase 3
To advance to Phase 3:
•  14 continuous days with an infection rate less than 0.2 per 10K in all 4 major states in Meridies (FL, GA, AL, TN).
•  An average hospital bed capacity <60% across all major states.
Regression back to Phase 2:
•  7 continuous days in which any of the criteria for phase 3 are not met.

Phase 4
To advance to Phase 4:
•  14 continuous days with an average infection rate less than .1 per 10K across all major states (FL, GA, AL, TN).
•  An average hospital bed capacity <60% across all major states (FL, GA, AL, TN).
Regression back to Phase 3:
•  7 continuous days in which any of the criteria for phase 4 is not met.

Phase 5 — TBD based on the availability of a mass produced vaccine, or the delivery of a reliable all-clear from local, state, and federal authorities.

 

 


This page was last updated on August 3, 2020.
This page is provided for information only and does not delineate policy for any entity.

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