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COVID-19 UPDATE, March 19, 2020

All - We hope this note finds you and your family well and adjusting to the new normal.

Re: Saturday Runs

An emergency declaration issued today by the Morris County Emergency Management Coordinator has announced that in order to further stop the community spread of the Covid-19 virus, certain steps are being taken.

All playgrounds and playing fields are closed immediately. Parks may remain open for "passive recreation" but organized actives and groups more than 4 are not allowed.

The Board recognizes the importance of this weekly event and would remind everyone that participation is solely your discretion. We also ask that you practice the precautions that have been provided by the CDC and WHO and respect the Morris County Emergency Management announcement.

Examples of changes for those participants meeting up to run:

Don’t bring food to share

There will not be a fire afterwards

Stagger starts and manage social distancing while running

Here’s an excerpt from an RRCA article on guidance for club runs:

When running alone or training in groups, please continue to take all precautions and please be a good health steward.  Assuming that you will follow the overarching CDC advice and drawing on public health advisories, RRCA recommends some basic do's and don't's:

· Don’t show up if you are feeling ill or have flu-like symptoms.

· Don't share fluids. Carry your own fluids to avoid contact with others on course.

· Don't share towels, food, gels, or any other item that runners normally share freely.

· Do wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after using the port-a-john.

· Do not spit or “nose rocket” your nose in public – bring along tissues or a small towel or a good old-fashioned hanky if you need to get rid of some snot during the race.

· Do practice social distancing - ensure appropriate spacing between runners; the current recommendation is at least six feet of separation.

· Do avoid close-group selfies

Be Safe out there

The RCR Board

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