Dear AAFSC Members,
With low community COVID-19 transmission levels, the Washtenaw County Health Department (WCHD) recently updated their guidance on mask-wearing to optional in compliance with updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
As such, the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club (AAFSC) Board of Directors and Management team has decided to transition to a mask-optional policy effective Wednesday, March 23.
We will continue to monitor local community transmission levels as well as local and federal recommendations and mandates to determine if it will be necessary for AAFSC to reinstate the universal masking policy to protect the health and safety of our members. In addition, there may be circumstances in the future where mask-wearing will be required to participate in club programs and events.
AAFSC also would like to stress support for those who choose to continue to wear masks while they are at the club. Individuals wearing masks should be comfortable wearing them as coaches, skaters, staff members, and visitors to the club.
AAFSC would also like to reiterate the below screening and illness policies:
1) Monitor for COVID 19 Symptoms
Please continue to monitor for COVID symptoms and do not come to the rink if you are experiencing any COVID 19 symptoms.
2) What to Do if You are Sick or Exposed to COVID-19
Should you become sick with COVID-19 and/or were exposed to COVID-19, please do not return to the rink until you are asymptomatic and can show proof of a negative rapid antigen test. Please notify the AAFSC office manager immediately to inform the club of your status so we may conduct contact tracing and notification to individuals you may have been in close contact with. All AAFSC Club decisions regarding Covid-19 situations are reviewed and advised by the AAFSC medical team in conjunction with the Washtenaw County Health Department where applicable.
We are very grateful to all of you for your compliance with the COVID-19 protocols over the past two years. Thank you for your support.
AAFSC, Club President
AAFSC, Club Manager