Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus), concerns have been raised regarding public social gatherings. As part of the State of Minnesota’s declaration of a peacetime state of emergency this afternoon, it was strongly suggested that large gatherings where close contact is unavoidable be canceled or postponed.
The Executive, Mosh, and NSPAH Contest Committees of the NSKC Lead Pack have reviewed available health information and discussed the matter at length. Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our community (including our members, contestants, contest judges, and other guests at our events), we have decided to take the following actions:
- Tomorrow’s Beer Bust at the eagleBOLTbar is being canceled.
- All events of the 2020 North Star Puppy and Handler Weekend are being postponed indefinitely.
- The April Public Mosh, which would have taken place during the 2020 North Star Puppy and Handler Weekend, is being canceled.
The Lead Pack will be discussing additional measures that it can take going forward to ensure our members’ and guests’ health and hygiene at moshes and other public events. This discussion will occur at our meeting this coming Wednesday. We hope to have these measures ready for when we decide to resume our moshes and other events.
We will continue to monitor the public health situation closely. We hope to resume our normal event schedule, including the North Star Puppy and Handler Weekend, as soon as practicable.
We appreciate your patience as we work through this unprecedented situation. We also apologize for any inconvenience this might pose. As always, please reach out to us via email, Facebook, or Twitter if you have any questions or concerns.
On behalf of the Lead Pack,
North Star Kennel Club