It is my unfortunate duty to report that a person who attended Kingdom A&S on Saturday and Crown Tourney yesterday and left in the early afternoon became symptomatic for COVID-19 this morning and tested positive by rapid testing this morning (Sunday 30th of May). If you are concerned that you may have been exposed we recommend that you follow the CDC guidelines for isolation and quarantine that may be found at COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation | CDC there is a tool that allows you to make decisions about quarantine and masking.
With an increase in cases across the States encompassed by the Middle Kingdom it is more important than ever that individuals feel free to make the choice that feels right for them. The individual was fully vaccinated and boosted therefore the COVIDSafe policy would not have prevented this occurrence, nor those of the previous events. We thus do not see any scientifically valid rationale to reinstate the policy requiring vaccination to attend events and meetings at this time. Please continue to mask indoors as it is the NPI shown to reduce exposure the most.
Yours in Service,
Helewyse de Birkestad
Middle Kingdom Seneschal