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Riverside Fencing Club

Olympic style sport fencing for beginners to national champions

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May 13, 2022: COVID-19 Era Policies and Procedures and Arrival Health Screen documents updated

The CDC released new guidelines for what is considered “up to date” on COVID-19 vaccinations on May 6, 2022. This revision aligns the language used at Riverside with the language used by the CDC. Functionally, most of the procedures remain unchanged or only slightly changed.

Summary of changes:

  • Reorganization and updating to align vaccination statuses with the new “up to date” terms updated by the CDC on May 6, 2022;

  • Policies for potentially excluding people who have close contact risks has been updated:

    • Potential exclusion time changed from “on or after day 5” to “on or after day 6.” This aligns with the CDC guidelines. Either the guidelines changed at some point, or we previously misunderstood the guidelines;

    • Exception to the close contact exclusion policy for “recently recovered [from COVID-19]” persons has been added;

This revision will go into effect on May 14, 2022.

May 10, 2022: Saturday May 14, 2022 Schedule Change

All classes and fencing normally scheduled for Saturday May 14, 2022 will be moved to Sunday May 15, 2022. This is a one-time shift, and we will resume our normal Saturday schedule on May 21, 2022. Times of activities remain the same:

  • 9:15 AM: Y12 Co-ed Group Class

  • 11:00 AM: Y14 Co-ed Group Class

  • 12:30 PM: Y14/Senior Training and Open Fencing

Mar 11, 2022: Road Widening Project Near Club

Route 9 (Russell Street) will be widened in Hadley. The club is located near the intersection of Rt. 9 and Middle Streets. The following information is provided by the Town of Hadley:

  • Tree removal will begin during the week of 3/22

  • Area impacted will be between Middle Street and N/S Maple St.

  • Alternating traffic control will be in place

  • Electronic sign boards will be utilized once actual construction takes place

  • Hours of operation will take place between 7AM and 3PM

We keep up to five recent announcements posted here. Older announcements or announcements that are no longer relevant may be removed. All past announcements will be kept in our Announcements archive.

COVID-19 Era Policies and Procedures.pdf
COVID-19 Era Arrival Health Screen.pdf

Emergency and Weather-related Closures Reminder

In case of inclement weather, or other emergency:

We will do our best to put notices out by 1:00 pm on the day of a class at the latest, or at least 1.5 hours prior to the start of class in the case of classes that start earlier in the day.

If there is no notice, you may assume that the club will be open.

Note: we are not tied to school or other closures. If schools are closed for weather, we may still be open the same day.

Even if the club is open, in the case of inclement weather, decisions about whether to open the club or not are based on conditions near the club. Please use your own best judgment as to whether it is safe for you to travel between the club and your home.