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Re: In-person ringing in the next few months

Reminder to please fill out this survey if you haven't yet.

On Mon, May 3, 2021 at 10:47 PM Austin Paul <austinjpaul gmail com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> As vaccines are becoming more available, some people are starting to 
> think
> about resuming ringing in some capacity.
> Since risk assessments and risk tolerances vary based on individual
> situations, we are sending out a survey to gauge the level of interest 
> for
> in-person ringing. These are intentionally very open-ended questions, 
> since
> there are so many variables out there. I fully expect these answers to
> change over time as we learn more about vax rates and cases, and so 
> nothing
> here is binding.
> Here is a survey link for responses, but there is likely value in email
> discussion on this thread as well, if there's ideas you want to float or
> hash out in a border forum.
> https://forms.gle/19Vgndb8bh8z3rRcA
> Here are some thoughts to get the brain-juices flowing:
> - CDC guidelines
> <https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/pdfs/choosingSaferActivities.pdf>currently
> suggest precautions be used for small indoor gatherings from multiple
> households.
> - Despite being in a public building, I think of our ringing room more as
> a private venue. Boston's limit
> <https://www.boston.gov/health-and-human-services/covid-19-reopening-city-boston>
> on private indoor events is 10 people, though that will be (tentatively)
> raised to 200 on June 19.
> - Ed has been using a CO2 monitor in Raleigh as a proxy for airflow. They
> ring for 15 min and then exit the tower for 4min to keep levels low. 
> Being
> a ground floor ring helps them with that plan, but we could conceivably
> borrow or purchase such a monitor for our towers to assess ventilation.
> Best,
> Austin
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