We prioritize the safety of our members, brew crew, and mismanagement. For this reason, all attendees must abide by the following protocols.
- If you are experiencing symptoms of or have been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, do NOT attend trail. Contact the GMs for a refund.
- If you test positive for COVID-19 after attending a trail, contact the GMs IMMEDIATELY so that we may aid in quarantine and contact tracing efforts.
- Masks are required at all times. Masks must remain on while speaking in circle, singing, or conversing with individuals not in your household.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided. Please sanitize your hands before approaching the Brew Crew station.
- No individual is permitted direct access to beverages at beer check or end circle. Only pick up a can or bottle after brew crew has placed it on a table or other surface.
- All beverages must be poured into a vessel before leaving the brew crew station. This is to reduce the potential spread of coronavirus through contaminated beer cans and water bottles.
- Maintain social distance at all times. While we understand that you may be attending trails with members of your household, please keep a distance of 6 feet from others, particularly during beer check and end circle.
- Be respectful of others and their preferences. Violating these rules place our members, brew crew, and MM at risk and will not be tolerated. If you are found in violation of these guidelines, you will be issued one verbal warning before being asked to leave the event.
In addition to the weekly risk mitigation requirements, we have developed a response plan in the event of possible exposure to COVID-19. We are relying on our members to communicate with us candidly about any positive test results and initiate testing and quarantine procedures if they suspect they have been exposed.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19:
- Please do not come to the hash.
- Make an appointment to get tested rather than going to one of the walk-up testing sites. Your healthcare provider will be able to help you schedule an appointment, or consult the “What other providers are offering a COVID-19 test?” section at https://coronavirus.dc.gov/testing
- Aside from getting tested, quarantine for 14 days since the date of exposure.
- Unfortunately even getting a negative test result doesn’t mean you should stop quarantining. Stay quarantined for the full 14 days to protect the people around you.
IF YOU HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 (and were at the hash recently):
- Please, please do not come to the hash.
- Stay inside and avoid contact with other people, including those you live with.
- DC Health’s contact tracing department should be contacting you if you were tested within DC. Please cooperate with them, comply with their asks, and provide as much information as possible.
- When speaking with the contact tracing department, identify the GM (Alberto) as a contact and provide the following number: (202) 556-3695
- Please email, call, or text EWH3 or the GMs and inform them that you tested positive for COVID-19. They can then take procedures to protect the rest of the hash.
Obviously the CDC hasn’t issued guidelines for hashing specifically, but here is some guidance to keep in mind.
CDC resources on how to avoid becoming sick and preventing others around you from becoming sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
CDC guidelines for “parks and trails,” which include some guidelines for hashing: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/parks-rec/park-administrators.html
And CDC guidance for other social events and general day-to-day activity: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/personal-social-activities.html
DC Health’s guidance on living with someone who has COVID-19 while avoiding getting sick yourself: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/coronavirus/page_content/attachments/06082020_COVID19-Guidelines_for_Household_Members_Intimate_Partners_and_Caregivers_in_a_Non-Healthcare_Setting.pdf
and, most importantly, the official DC sex guidelines: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/coronavirus/Sex-and-COVID-19.pdf