We continue to receive overwhelmingly positive responses from our members who are looking forward to the re-opening of our Unit 360 Bridge Center for Face-to-Face (F2F) play. This one perhaps says it best: "Thank you for your diligence and insistence on assuring the Bridge Center will be a safe place to once again enjoy the game we love and the friendships we’ve made there. We return in confidence knowing we are protected from contagion - in an atmosphere that is both respectful and honoring of our health". Potential participants continue to sign and submit the "Acknowledgement of Risks and Rules; Certification of Vaccination Status" form, and are enthusiastically standing by for the first F2F play at the Bridge Center in nearly 16 months. We expect a great turnout!
We have received a small number of negative responses, however. A handful of members have indicated that if we enforce the rules set forth in the form--specifically, certification of vaccination status, meaning "you have to be fully vaccinated to play in our Bridge Center"--they will not play. All our approved rules are consistent with guidance from the CDC, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, El Paso County Public Health as well as the ACBL. Importantly, all of these rules, and the form to implement them, were reviewed and approved by attorneys and adopted unanimously by the BOD, with unanimous concurrence by the Club Owners. They are also in line with, but not as stringent as, the re-opening rules adopted by at least a half-dozen other ACBL Units we have contacted.
We ask for understanding and cooperation from ALL of our members. These rules were adopted and are being implemented for the safety and well-being of everyone. We also ask for everyone's understanding that these rules are TEMPORARY, transitional rules and will NOT always be the case. They are designed to initially get us up and running. We fully expect the rules to change in the near future, and when the experts, whose guidance and recommendations we're going to follow change, so will we. We would also like to say to those of you who have indicated you will not play if you have to comply with these temporary rules, “We are disappointed that you will not be joining us. We will sincerely miss you. Rest assured, however, when the rules are relaxed in the future to the extent you feel comfortable returning, we will welcome you back”.
Once again, we look forward to safely welcoming back our Bridge Club Family to Unit 360 for F2F play starting on Tuesday, July 6th at 12:30 P.M.!
Shirley Scott, Four Aces Bridge Club
John Dukellis, Ruff 'n Sluff Bridge Club
Tom Goings, Peak Bridge Club
Morgan Patrick, Country Bridge Club
Jeffrey Rapp, Colorado Springs Strategic Games
Bud Raabe, President Unit 360 Board of Directors
Howard Donaldson, Vice President Unit 360 Board of Directors