Notice to the Members of Gem City Dog Obedience Club
Subject: Covid-19 Environment and Communication Protocol
Gem City Dog Obedience Club (Gem City) Board members are closely monitoring the ongoing
coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Ohio and Montgomery county and taking prudent measures
regarding the safety and well-being of its members, students, contractors and exhibitors. As we
open for classes and events, our response and communication protocol will continue to be
updated in line with government advice and additional precautions where appropriate.
We cannot continue in this new world and maintain an environment that is as safe as can be
from potential Covid-19 infection without the cooperation of all of you.
This communication shares our expectations of our members, students and exhibitors who
volunteer for the Club and who choose to attend classes and events. And it explains the Gem
City Board’s planned communication when a member, exhibitor, volunteer, contractor or other
individual learns of a Covid-19 exposure, diagnosis or has symptoms and is believed to be
carrying the virus.
Our goal is to share actionable information for those who may have been in contact with the
individual while respecting all individuals’ privacy. Members of the board are volunteer
managers, and not Public Health professionals; we are doing our best to help our community
reduce the spread of infection and keep our facilities as safe as possible while respecting
individual privacy, in accordance with our understanding of Ohio law.
Suspected/Verified Covid-19 Infection Situations
1. If you, the GCDOC member, student or contractor –
a. Have been in close contact (see CDC guidance regarding close contact) to a person who has tested positive for the coronavirus
b. Test positive for coronavirus and have attended the club at all in the prior 2 weeks (see examples in the linked document)
1) Do not use Gem City facilities (including volunteering, teaching or practicing privately). Per the CDC (see linked document) you are required to self-quarantine. Timing varies based upon the situation.
2) If you were practicing with someone, or a group, please notify each individual, and let a board member know you have done so.
3) Notify a board member with the following information:
1 Dates/times you were on the Club property and
2 Events or classes attended or taught
ANY MEMBER OF GCDOC KNOWINGLY NOT REPORTING HAVING A POSITIVE CORONAVIRUS TEST SHALL BE SUSPENDED FOR 1 MONTH.
A SECOND REPORTING VIOLATION WILL BE DEALT WITH BY THE BOARD OF GCDOC, AT THEIR DISCRETION.
Self Reporting can be done via phone call to your favorite board member, or via a button on our website, or by clicking HERE!