Thank you all for your thoughtful comments and feedback to help with this decision. I have received replies from the majority of members and regular guests and the vast majority feel that while the risk may still be low, why increase our risk of contracting COVID-19 and potentially transmitting it to others, especially those that may be in a higher risk part of the population. Therefore, we will cancel dancing at Brent's Bunch on Thursdays for the next three weeks (March 12, 19 & 26) and then re-assess the public health situation and recommendations at that time.
FYI - All clubs in the Mt. Baker Council in Washington State, have canceled dances for the next 2 - 4 weeks. This includes the Rainbow Squares dances, Saturdays, March 14 and 28. Many clubs in the FVSRDA have canceled dances for the next 2 weeks or more. The MS Benefit Dance March 22 has been canceled. Therefore, check ahead before heading to other dances at this time.
Brent's Bunch is a fantastic, friendly, caring group, and I will miss seeing you all over the next 3 weeks. I look forward to being able to resume as soon as possible. Meanwhile, I hope you all stay well.