Oh COVID, here we go again!
The state of Oregon is experiencing a spike in daily COVID case counts and has reached record daily highs in confirmed cases and positivity rates in November. Due to this, Gov. Kate Brown has announced a statewide two-week “freeze”. The freeze, which will be in effect from Nov. 18 through Dec. 2, aims to limit group activities and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
As part of the freeze, grocery stores, pharmacies and retail stores are limited to a maximum capacity of 75%. Other facilities — gyms and fitness centers, pools, sports courts, movie theaters, and venues — will have to close their doors completely. Restaurants and bars will now be limited to take-out only.
And here’s where the ‘freeze’ affects Bella activities: both indoor and outdoor social get-togethers are limited to six people, total, from no more than two households. We must, therefore, reluctantly cancel all Bella events for the time being. We, the ExComm, will keep you posted as we receive guidance after December 2nd. Until that time there will not be any Bella events posted on Meetup. We will continue to share any updates that may impact our community.
We are all very disappointed by this, but we need to keep ourselves and others in our community safe. The biggest thing we learned from our first shutdown was that connection with our community is more important than we ever realized. You are encouraged to keep in touch with your Bella friends via email, text and phone calls.
The Bend Bella Cyclists ExComm is here for you! Please contact us with any concerns at [email protected] and your email will be forwarded to the correct member.