SCU and Green Phase
On Friday, June 26, the Governor is expected to announce that the Philly Suburbs will go into the Green Phase of the Covid-19 Response (https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#GreenPhase). This is described as a 'new normal' that continues to involve social distancing and use of face masks while loosening some restrictions on businesses and social gatherings.
What does this mean for group rides at SCU? Please continue to practice the Mitigation Measures (found here: https://suburbancyclists.org/docs.ashx?id=636920) to the best of your ability. The virus is not gone, and we need continued vigilance to prevent a resurgence and a retreat to greater restrictions. We have seen this in other states where a shortage of diligence has led to new outbreaks. The good news is that we are applying to the start locations of our larger ride groups in an effort to resume regular weeknight rides. So far, they have seemed receptive, but they have not yet granted permission. Please wait and watch for ride postings on Meetup by the site coordinators.
Things are improving and will continue to improve if we all work together to prevent the spread of the virus. The most important measure to follow is to stay home or ride alone if you or someone close to you has symptoms or has had them in the past 10 days.
Hope to see you on a ride soon.