Mar 26, 2020
#COVID19 Information From BGR! Nation
Hey BGR! Family & Nation! I hope this message finds you well in the midst of the chaos around us. It is important during this time to be vigilant and proactive in your personal, physical and mental health.
COVID-19 has created a rapidly evolving environment where changes are being made quickly in the interest of public health. In the last few weeks, the World Health Organization has declared an international pandemic; travel from parts of the world to the U.S. has been extremely restricted; states across the country are curtailing events with large numbers of people attending resulting in numerous races being postponed/canceled. We advise you to monitor the status of any upcoming races you have. Please be patient and understanding with all of the races – everyone has been impacted. Our BGR! National calendar has changed as Selma to Montgomery has been canceled (returning in 2021) and the New Jersey Marathon has been postponed to November.
For our weekly community runs, we ask that you take precaution as well. Many of our groups have suspended runs until further notice. We advise everyone to stay home and proceed with solo runs at this time. Also, please adhere to the advisement of social distance and wash your hands frequently (sing Happy Birthday twice). The health and safety of everyone is priority.
From WHO “Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.”
We want everyone to be healthy, so please do your part! #blackgirlsrun