From the Mayor, Pennsic 49.
First of all, I want to reassure you all that the Pennsic 49 Senior Executive Group, the Pennsic Seneschal’s Group, Pennsic 49 Staff and the Management Group of Coopers Lake Camp Ground will continue to consider all precautions to protect Pennsic 49 attendees as much as possible from the current health Issue sweeping our countries, the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic outbreak.
We are still about 4.3 months away from Pennsic and therefore have plenty of time to access and re-assess the risk to attendees and organizers alike as we get closer to Pennsic 49 start date.
Pennsic War is a unique event for attendees who come face-to-face with one another every day. The Pennsic 49 executive is focused on delivering a safe, healthy event site by planning to adopt various precautions that are sustainable and safe for Pennsic 49 attendee’s long-term welfare in mind.
I have already been in discussions with the James Brezel of the Coopers Lake Management group and we are progressing plans should a worst case situation develop.
The Pennsic 49, Executive Management Group will remain alert to any increased risk and ensure that we take all precautions for the safety, health and well-being of all those who attend Pennsic. You will be advised of any future developments as they come to hand. However, it must be noted that at this stage there is no plan to cancel Pennsic 49.
That being said, some decisions maybe be out of our hands. We have no control over the SCA, State or Federal Government bodies that may enforce closure of these types of events in the interest of public safety. However, we will plan and act accordingly as per that direction or advice from these bodies.
At this time the SCA is approaching the issue of COVID-19 on a monthly basis and that is the plan for Pennsic 49. We are “NOT” pressing the panic button and Pennsic 49 is “NOT” being cancelled.
We are now at Stage 1 only.
Stage 1. Proceed with Planning for Pennsic 49 as per usual.
Stage 2. In the event that Æthelmearc War Practice is cancelled, Pennsic 49 Executive Staff still plan to meet and continue the planning for Pennsic 49, however this will be with reduced numbers with essential staff members only, attending the meeting or appearing by Vidcom link to the meeting.
I promise I will keep everyone advised with the facts as they come to hand. If you don’t hear it from me, it has not been said.
(Sir Gregory of Loch Swan)