LMB COVID Safety Policy

LMB has adopted the following COVID safety policy for risk mitigation on our 2022 tours. This policy is subject to change depending on pandemic conditions and health guidance. Because the virus that causes COVID-19 is extremely contagious, no level of risk mitigation can guarantee that you will not be exposed. Participation in all LMB events is at your own risk.

All participants, staff, and volunteers must show proof that they are fully vaccinated and up to date

Fully vaccinated means a person has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.

Up to date means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible.

All participants, staff, and volunteers are strongly encouraged to take a COVID test prior to the event. If Michigan case counts and community transmission are high, as defined by the CDC, a test may be required. Additionally, all participants, staff, volunteers, and vendors may be required to wear a high-quality N95, KN95 or KF94 mask indoors, in SAG vehicles, on buses/shuttles, or when in close proximity to others, such as at check-in or in food service lines, except during meals or showers. Anyone who does not comply with these policies will be asked to leave and will not be allowed to return. No refund will be given if you are asked to leave. 

We adopted this policy after consulting with other bicycling events, reviewing state and CDC guidance, and polling deferred riders on vaccine and testing requirements. 26% of those who responded said, “I will only participate in the tours if there is a vaccine requirement”, while another 51% said “I would prefer a vaccine requirement.”

UPDATE, April 13, 2022: As of April 1, 2022, the CDC has revised their information on boosters to reflect the availability of a second booster for some people. However, a second booster is not required to be considered “up to date”, as specified in the following FAQ on the CDC website:

“Does the definition of “up to date” include a booster?

It depends.  Everyone ages 12 years and older is considered up to date until the time they are eligible for their first booster — which is 5 months after the second dose for Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, or two months after the J&J/Janssen vaccine. After this time period, they need to get 1 booster to be considered up to date. Getting a second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time.”

 

Q: How do I show proof of vaccination at registration?

A: For showing proof at registration the following items will be required.

Photo ID and at least one of the following:

  • Vaccination Card
  • App with Proof of Vaccination
  • Photocopy of vaccination card
  • Photo of vaccination card
  • Official email from healthcare provider containing vaccination status

This is subject to change as the circumstances around vaccines and the virus are constantly evolving, as such we maintain the right to alter this requirement as we see fit leading up to and day of the actual events. Please check this page for the most up to date information regarding our vaccination policy.