All, Wisconsin – 05-10-20
ABOUT THE MISSION:
Patriot Guard Riders – Wisconsin Mission Policy during the COVID-19 Crisis Update, As you are aware, almost all public events are canceled due to the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) crisis. From the CDC, “Ongoing guidance recommends that, in areas where there is even minimal COVID-19, events likely to include 10 or more people at high-risk for serious issues, should be cancelled.” With some stabilization of health conditions and other measures taken by funeral homes (limiting attendance, sanitation, etc.) we have updated our policy. In consideration of the many factors involved, we will immediately implement the following for all missions: 1) We will accept mission requests but will notify the Primary Next of Kin as well as the funeral home and all other contacts that: a. We will not be indoors in proximity to family or visitors. b. The Ride Captain may present the plaque and dog tags to the family privately. No other members will assist or attend. c. ALL members MUST wear a face mask over mouth and nose at all times from the time they dismount or leave their vehicle until they depart. Failure to follow this will result in being asked to leave the mission. d. We ask that the family and friends maintain a safe distance of 8 – 10 feet at all times (therefore we cannot line the immediate entry area or open doors). e. We may participate in an escort maintaining a safe distance. f. We may pre-establish a flag-line at the burial / interment site not less than 20 feet away from the expected family and friends area and not closer than 10 feet from an adjacent flag. 2) I will still order the plaques and custom engraved dog tags and have them sent to the funeral home. 3) We will offer to attend any memorial service the family will have in the future. I ask each member to make sure they have a mask with them at all times as well as hand sanitizer and possibly gloves (laundered between each mission). I am personally ordering white band gloves as we have provided for the military at times. Each member must consider the potential consequences without feeling any pressure to attend if you feel it unsafe for you or your family.
John P. Curran, State Captain, Patriot Guard Riders – Wisconsin.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 05-10-20
Staging: 9:00 AM
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted By: John Curran
Position: Wisconsin State Captain
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