From the Board of Directors and the offices of the Society Seneschal, and President.
On May 25, 2021, the Board of Directors passed the following:
Resolution to Further Lift Suspension of In-Person Activity in the SCA as of July 1st, 2021
I. Whereas the challenge created by the COVID-19 Global Pandemic demanded heightened safety standards which led to a suspension of in-person activity and a subsequent partial lifting of that suspension in North America by the SCA Board of Directors;
II. Whereas the crisis of the Pandemic is being addressed through a combination of social policy, as well as scientific and medical advancements;
III. Whereas the SCA Board of Directors continues to prioritize the health and well-being of the membership and participants of the SCA; and
IV. Whereas the directed suspension of in-person events in North America expires after May 31st, 2021, and the previous partial lifting of said suspension takes effect on June 1, 2021; now, therefore, be it
V. Resolved, that the SCA Board of Directors further lifts the suspension of in-person activity in North America, effective July 1, 2021 provided adherence to the items in this resolution;
VI. Resolved, that all attendees in North America must follow all province, territory, state, and local health guidelines at SCA events. In addition, at all North American SCA events:
A. Kingdoms may require the use of masks at their events;
B. The SCA may not provide shared drinking containers or any food served in a buffet-style. Attendees who accept shared drinking containers or buffet-style food from other attendees do so at their own risk. Feast will not be allowed at this time; and
C. All events shall require preregistration.
VII. Resolved, that the SCA Board of Directors mandates any Kingdoms who propose any deviation from the above restrictions to request a variance from the Society Seneschal in order to hold the proposed event. The Society Seneschal shall have the authority to grant or deny these requests. These requests will be reviewed by the Board using the same review method used for variances to Corpora;
VIII. Resolved, that enforcement of this resolution will be handled by the Society Seneschal and President of SCA Inc.; and,
IX. Resolved, that the SCA Board of Directors commends the hard-working officers, royalty, membership, and participants who have allowed the SCA to continue to flourish virtually as we lift this suspension and transition forward in a manner consistent with recommended health and safety standards.
The President and the Society Seneschal have been given the responsibility of implementing the resumption of events within the rules above and adjusting the strictures as needed with Board approval.
As per item (C) in the Resolution, SCA, Inc. has available the Event Module for the mandatory pre-registration process. All kingdoms are encouraged to utilize this tool. If you would like to contact the SCA Accounting Specialist, Mazelle Attiya about this available option, she can be reached at [email protected].
Questions or comments should be sent directly to [email protected] and [email protected] or your board Ombudsman.
This is the next step toward the resumption of normal in-person SCA events. Working with the corporate officers and with input from the various kingdoms, we will continue to assess the pandemic environment and make changes going forward as needed, either to add further restrictions or relax existing ones as the situation allows.
No matter what safety precautions we put in place, there is no substitute for each individual being educated about the risk to themselves and their loved ones and making responsible choices to protect themselves and others from this virus.
Link to document: Resolution to Lift Suspension of In-Person Activity in the SCA as of July 1st, 2021
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