VFA-in-Exile
Bulletin for the Week of November 9, 2020

Classes at the Vergennes Opera House continue this week. If you signed up for a spot but have not made it so far, that's okay, drop in when you can. The first week at VOH we had 9 fencers each night. Last week, we had 18 fencers on Monday (a little crowded for the space, in my opinion) and 6 on Thursday (room for more). For this week, we'll keep the same group assignments, as it's hard to predict attendance from week to week. As of last Thursday, I brought a fan to the Opera House. From now on, I will be propping open both doors and using the fan to get better air flow. I really appreciate how good everyone has been about mask wearing at all times, quarantining after travel, and staying at home if in any doubt. Covid case levels have been rising in Vermont, especially in Chittenden County where many of our fencers live. The mayor of Burlington advises no indoor gatherings of greater than 10, but the state department of health says that sports practices may continue as long as there is no out of state travel, masks are worn, and covid-safe building capacities are not exceeded (for reference, the VOH coronavirus maximum capacity is 40 people, but that is for social events, not active sports). The local schools have cancelled wrestling this winter (no surprise there) but are, for now at least, planning to allow basketball. We will just have to take this a week at a time. For this week, we are on.

I think I just set a record for shortest Weekly Bulletin ever.