Going into the Spring North American Bridge Championships in Columbus, our first priority is the health and safety of our members and employees. We are closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the government and health authorities, and we expect all participants to respect their local governments’ travel advisories.
Some of the steps we are taking to prepare for the NABC include:
- Providing hand sanitizer stations throughout the playing area
- Distributing personal hand sanitizer bottles
- Spreading awareness of best defense methods through notices, both in the Daily Bulletin and around the playing area
To help create as healthy an environment as possible, everyone should follow good hygiene practices, including these suggestions from the Centers for Disease Control:
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. This is the most effective way to protect yourself from any illness, including the coronavirus. Use soap and scrub for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands.
- Maintain social distance – particularly with those who appear to be sick – by avoiding shaking hands, hugging or kissing when greeting friends (an “elbow bump” is a great alternative).
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Stay home when you are sick and seek medical attention as early as possible.