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With the continuing increase in the incidence of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, our organization is committed to keeping our members, staff, and volunteers safe and informed. We understand the importance of health and disease prevention and have adopted the following policies and guidelines to help keep our members safe and healthy.

First and foremost, we encourage members to follow CDC guidelines for protecting themselves from the spread of COVID-19 and other common viruses. Listed below are key recommended actions that can be taken to mitigate the potential spread of the virus:

  • Avoid close contact with individuals who present symptoms.

  • Practice good hand hygiene by washing hands frequently and efficiently.

  • When unable to wash with soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.

  • No sharing of food and drinks or participating in other activities that may result in exposure to saliva or secretions.

  • Use social distancing strategies inside and outside of practice locations whenever possible.

  • Refrain from shaking hands and hugging.

*Consult the CDC page for more specific guidance on proper hand washing and hand sanitizing techniques:

The following guidelines have been adopted by Black Watch. These guidelines will be continually evaluated and adjusted based on information from local and state agencies, individual events, facilities and other guidelines provided by, and or required by, our facility hosts:

  • The responsibility of cleaning/sanitizing the facility (prior and post use) will be based on guidance of the facility and handled by the our organization if deemed appropriate.

  • All members, staff and volunteers will be required to observe direction from the organization regarding social distancing, wearing of masks, etc. at all events. Any refusal to do so will result in an individual forfeiting participation in the event.

  • Physical contact (hugging, shaking hands, etc.) will be avoided.

  • Sharing of equipment such as flags, sabers and rifles will be avoided.

  • Members should keep their personal effects and equipment clean with disinfectant wipes or use alternative means to sanitize.

  • Members attending an event will be required to bring with them their own supply of water and/or snacks as appropriate. The organization will not provide group refreshments. All potlucks and shared food events are to be canceled until further notice.

Additionally, the following will remain in effect:

  • DO NOT attend any Black Watch event if you have any COVID-19 symptoms (Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea)

  • If you experience any COVID-19 symptoms while at practice, inform the Director and leave practice immediately. DO NOT return to practice until you are symptom-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.

  • DO NOT attend any Black Watch event if any member of your household has tested positive with COVID-19, or you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

  • At the start of every event, members will be asked to complete a brief wellness questionnaire verifying adherence to the above criteria.

Please immediately notify staff and/or Director if any of the above conditions apply. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, follow your healthcare provider’s instructions regarding isolation and


Any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to email us at:

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