COVID Policies Update 2021-11-04
For 2021-2020 KDJSS & Moment With The Masters

Dwayne Townsend, Sa Bom Nim

Greetings Federation Members and Supporters,

We hope this finds you and your families in good health and spirits.

The 2021-2020 Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa and Moment with the Masters  begins this week and we have a small update to our Covid safety measures and policies:

Current policies include:

  1. Attendees shall adhere to CDC, state, local, and hotel safety regulations regarding Covid while travelling to the event and while on site.
  2. Attendees shall be subject to daily temperature checks (<100.3) at the entrance of congregate areas to help identify potentially symptomatic attendees and thus minimize risk of spreading Covid should a participant become symptomatic during the course of the event.
  3. Masks are required to be worn in the Medical area.

Craig Hays, Sa Bom Nim

Covid policies may evolve during the week as we monitor changes and continue discussing concerns raised by officials and members.

Current policies of the Board and TAC include, but are not limited to:

  • Masks: are not currently required by the hotel; however, attendees may be asked to wear a mask should conditions change during the event. Orange County states. “Wear a face cover when required by federal, state, local laws, rules, and regulations. Follow local business and workplace requirements.”

  • Vaccinations: are recommended by CDC and Orange County but are not required.

  • Symptoms: If you show signs of illness immediately before travel (coughing, chills, body or muscle aches, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of smell, Orange County recommends that you stay home and away from others. An elevated temperature at the event will exclude you from activities regardless.

  • Social distancing: modified seating arrangements for group meals will be made available. Private meals to be permitted for those who feel safer eating alone. Social distancing will be observed in line ups and during training where possible. We support the members in communicating to other attendees if they prefer to have distance. We will mutually respect between juniors and seniors the member's desire to maintain social distancing.  If at any point you would like to maintain more distance, please feel free ask for that and it will be honored.

  • Partner drills: Attendees uncomfortable taking part in partner drills (Ho Sin Sul, Il Soo Sik, etc) can be accommodated by individual training or attendees may pair with masked or unmasked partners as preferred.

The goal of any adopted policy is to provide for the safety of members and visitors; however, we cannot guarantee anyone's safety in the current Covid environment.

Regardless of the policies we adopt, there are numerous factors that still could lead to injury or illness at this event and each attendee is responsible for assessing those risks and assuming personal responsibility for them. Attendees are welcome to take whatever additional precautions you feel best for your personal health and safety, even if that means not attending.

Additional information will be provided to attendees on-site and we look forward to seeing you there.

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Dwayne Townsend, Board Chair






Craig Hays, TAC Chair

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