LMB COVID Safety Policy
LMB has adopted the following COVID safety policy for risk mitigation on our 2023 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.
Updated Dec. 20, 2022
To slow the spread of COVID-19, the League of Michigan Bicyclists is directing everyone to take personal responsibility to protect their own health and safety, as well as the health and safety of LMB staff, volunteers, riders and loved ones.
LMB does not require face coverings in most indoor settings, including in dining spaces, showers, and indoor meetings. Face coverings are not required outdoors while you are on property rented, leased, owned by the LMB.
There are limited settings where a face covering is still required:
- in a health care or medical facility
- if required by a federal/state regulation or contract
- In a SAG vehicle or medical support vehicle – masks will be available in SAG vehicles
- in an LMB performance venue if promoter/artist contract requires it
If you have a medical condition that may prevent you from safely wearing a face covering in one of the limited required settings, you can contact LMB to request a waiver.
Face coverings should:
- as a best practice, KN95 or N95 masks should be used
- fit snugly against the side of your face and do not have gaps,
- completely cover your nose and mouth,
- be secured, and
- allow for breathing without restriction.
Face coverings should only be worn for one day at a time.
The following do not constitute face coverings: face coverings with exhalation valves, vents, or other openings; face shields only (without face covering); or face coverings with thin fabric that does not block light.
LMB will not be requiring COVID-19 vaccines for the 2023 event season. This will remain intact unless it is required by a federal/state regulation or contract for staff, volunteers, and riders.
Symptoms may appear after exposure to the virus. Using whichever tools and processes are made available by LMB, pay attention for the appearance of possible flu-like symptoms, including:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list may not include all possible symptoms. Public health officials, including the CDC, will continue to update the list as they learn more about COVID-19. If you begin exhibiting symptoms, stay home and contact your personal health care provider if symptoms worsen.
Exposure to COVID-19
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you must isolate yourself for five days, whether you are vaccinated or not. The CDC recommends wearing a mask for another five days afterward. Staff, volunteers, and riders should contact their primary care physician.
Close contacts, regardless of vaccination status and that have been free of COVID-19 symptoms since their exposure, will be asked to monitor for symptoms for at least five days. There is no need to quarantine if no symptoms are present. For those exposed, the CDC recommends monitoring for symptoms and wearing a mask for 10 days. If any symptoms develop, please get tested.
Riders experiencing COVID-19 symptoms can request a test kit from LMB staff so you can self administer a COVID-19 test. Staff, volunteers, and riders may also locate a test in the community or use a home test. You also can get tested using the State of Michigan Coronavirus Testing Hotline at (888) 535-6136 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and press 1 to be connected to an operator who can help you find a nearby location and schedule an appointment. Alternatively, visit Michigan.gov/CoronavirusTest to find locations near you.
Positive Test Result
If you test positive you will be asked to contact the local medical facilities for instructions on where you can gain assistance. You will also be asked to leave the event and forfeit any monies paid. The transportation for you to return to the start will be your responsibility. Visit our Cancellation policy for details on payments and being asked to leave the event.
Adherence to Public Health Guidance and Cooperation with Public Health Authorities
For the protection of the entire community, LMB expects all staff, volunteers, and riders to follow all applicable state and public health guidance and cooperate with public health authorities.
Adherence to Instructions
To protect yourself and others, staff, volunteers, and riders must observe instructions from LMB or public health authorities that are emailed to your email that was provided during the registration process and follow those instructions.