COVID-19 Health and Safety

As of February 1, 2022, these are the precautions we will take and will expect all participants to adhere to at ALL our events: 

Consistent with its duty to provide and maintain a safe environment that is free of recognized hazards, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine (“BCM”) has adopted this policy to safeguard the health and well-being of employees and their families, our customers and visitors, others who spend time in our facilities, and the community from the risks associated with COVID-19. This policy is intended to comply with all state and local laws. It is based upon guidance provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Maine Office of the Governor, and other public health and licensing authorities, as applicable.

Scope 

This policy applies to all BCM board members, volunteers, and event participants. 

Policy

ALL attendees age 12 and over at any and all events organized by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine (“BCM”) must 1. show proof of full vaccination or 2. show a negative COVID-19 test administered by a testing provider within the last 48 hours (at-home tests will not be accepted) at the event, and may be asked to show a matching photo ID. Full vaccination is valid two weeks after the last recorded dose. Physical or digital copies of your vaccination card or a negative test result are acceptable.

Additionally, all participants may be required to wear a mask indoors or when in close proximity to others, such as during check-in or food service lines. Anyone who does not comply with this policy will be asked to leave.

Some people with disabilities may not have access to their vaccine information or the ability to use vaccine verification apps. If a person declares or is perceived to have a disability and cannot provide proof of vaccination, verbal communication of their vaccination status should be accepted instead of physical proof. For individuals with disabilities who are unvaccinated, a verbal declaration that they have a negative COVID-19 test result from a test taken within the 48 hours prior to the event entrance is acceptable.

Religious vaccine exemptions are not accepted in place of vaccine verification or documentation of a negative COVID-19 test.

We will continually monitor COVID-19 health and safety guidelines at a state and national level, and make adjustments to our protocols as necessary. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us put on events safely.