OMG Omicron

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas or Holiday. We are happy to welcome you back to the Social Quarters, but please note that the Omicron variant of Covid is surging in our area. Here are some important reminders:

  • We are following all federal, state, and local regulations.
  • We can and will refuse to allow entry to anyone showing symptoms of Covid. Our members are a vulnerable group, and we take their health and safety very seriously.
  • If you are exposed, you should quarantine. If you have symptoms, you should isolate. Current CDC guidelines on testing and quarantine are here.
  • Please continue to practice good hygiene. Keep a safe distance from others, and wear a mask where appropriate.
  • Covid can disrupt our plans very quickly. If staff become sick, or if guidelines change, we may have to adjust our hours of operation on short notice. Large events may be cancelled. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

COVID Updates

Friends, let’s continue to be careful with our health. COVID cases are spiking significantly again. Although there are some reports that the current variant is less deadly, especially for those who are vaccinated, it still is a serious virus.

As we have since 2020, Post 29 will follow the emergency and health mandates enacted by our Governor, Cobb County, and the Marietta Mayor. As of today, there are no new mandates that impact our ability to remain open, or serve you. However, if this changes, our operations will change. Please stay up to date by following these posts and emails.

As a reminder, if you are sick, or have symptoms of COVID, please stay home. We can and will ask sick patrons to leave. If you become exposed to someone who has COVID, please self-quarantine until you are cleared by a negative test.

Current CDC guidelines for a positive test is to quarantine for 10 days from the date of the test, or the onset of symptoms. Current guidelines for being exposed to someone who is positive is to quarantine for 10 days from the last exposure. If you get a negative test at least 5 days after your exposure, then your quarantine may end after 7 days.

Vaccines

Getting the majority of adults vaccinated against COVID is a key in opening up our economy and removing various restrictions on commerce.

As of 3/15, most adults in GA are now eligible for vaccination.  For anyone newly eligible and looking to make appointments, here are a few sites that may be helpful:

Those with VA benefits should check here: https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/

Let’s Ruck 3.28.2021

What’s a Ruck? Just a walk. Many folks will add a backpack. Crazy folks fill the backpack with heavy weights.

Why Ruck? Because walking is good for us. Especially during a pandemic, when so many activities have been banned or cancelled, we can always walk.

When: Sunday March 28th. If there’s enough interest, we’ll ruck on the last Sunday of every month. We’ll depart at 11am, and we should return to the post by noon.

Where: Meet at Post 29. For our first ruck, we’ll simply walk to the National Cemetery, about a mile from the post. We’ll stroll through the cemetery and pay homage to those buried there, then we’ll hike back to the post. Easy. Even your kids and grandkids can do it. Weather permitting.

Wait, why again? Because we can. Because we want to always challenge ourselves. You will get in shape. Walking improves your physical and mental health. If we ruck as a group, we build camaraderie and community. Let’s enjoy the outdoors, and some sunshine.