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Update to COVID Policies – Effective 6/1/2022

Good evening Tygers! 

I have made some updates to the COVID Policies which go in to effect on June 1, 2022.  

It provides some clarifications in some areas (camping, shared sleeping spaces, etc) and brings masking indoors back to a requirement for all ages 2+.  

In addition, I had an opportunity to witness some additional building styles while at War of the Roses, and have determined that buildings with hangar bay doors which only cover half of the end walls do not provide adequate airflow and therefore will be considered indoor spaces, regardless of whether the bay doors are open or not. 

Updated COVID Policies: https://www.eastkingdom.org/ek_announcement/may-31-2022-update-to-covid-policies/

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact me via email. 

In Service, 
Magistra Audrye Beneyt

East Kingdom Seneschal 

Danielle Hunt
Regional VP of Operations, SCA Inc

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May 2, 2022 — East Kingdom Masking Policy Update

Effective immediately, the following change is being made to the East Kingdom Masking Policy:

Indoor: If you are actively engaged in fencing or rattan combat, you are no longer required to wear a mask.

Otherwise, there are no changes to the existing policies and they apply across the entirety of the Kingdom. They are as follows:

For all persons age 2+:

Indoor: Masks must be worn at all times unless you are engaged in fencing or rattan combat. Masks may be lowered briefly to eat or drink.

Outdoor: Masks are not required.

As always, if state/provincial/local ordinances are more restrictive than these directives, we must follow those government ordinances. Going forward, the Kingdom Seneschal will make an announcement only if there is a change to policy. Otherwise, the current policy remains active until otherwise stated by this Office.

We encourage the populace to take what precautions they feel necessary to protect their health and the health of others around them. Remember that respect and courtesy should be key when engaging with others regarding their personal choices.

Continue to take care of yourselves, and if you experience any symptoms of illness (whether COVID, or otherwise), please stay home from gatherings and events.

In Service,
Magistra Audrye Beneyt
East Kingdom Seneschal

Danielle Hunt
Regional VP of Operations, SCA Inc

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Help Wanted: Deputy Seneschal for Special Projects

The Office of the Kingdom Seneschal is seeking a Deputy Seneschal to serve in a “Special Projects” capacity. 

This role will be the quintessential “other duties as assigned” position, serving the Kingdom Seneschal directly, as well as others in the office who may need assistance.  You must be a paid member of the SCA, as you will need to have access to an official East Kingdom Email address.

This role will have waves of being busy, or being quiet.  Flexibility to adjust is key. 

Qualifications: 

  • Good Written Communication Skills
  • Ability to Proofread
  • Critical Thinking
  • Experience with GSuite a plus
  • Knowledge of SCA and EK Law and policy (or the willingness to dig)
  • Project Management skills a bonus

Special Projects may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Editing KSen Communication
  • Reviewing KSen Handbook for Updates
  • Brainstorming process improvement

If you are interested, please complete the Google form here: https://forms.gle/HHLcxLxfG2Gfy1137

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. 

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March 1, 2022 — Kingdom Masking Update

Good evening to the Populace of the East Kingdom,

March brings renewal and anticipation of warmer weather and outdoor gatherings. Their Majesties, Their Highnesses, and the Office of the Kingdom Seneschal note with relief that COVID rates continue to trend favorably downward.

Yet, we must proceed with great care for our youngest Tygers and those of the Kingdom who are immunocompromised or otherwise cannot be vaccinated.

Accordingly, we feel that it is appropriate at this time to lift the Kingdom’s mask requirement for outdoor gatherings only, as of today, March 1st, including martial activities. We remind everyone to continue safety practices such as social distancing, frequent handwashing, etc.

Please note: folks gathering in a public tent / pop-up / pavilion with 3 or 4 walls up must continue to wear masks. The air flow with 3 or 4 walls up is insufficient to be safely unmasked. Masks may be lowered briefly while actively eating or drinking.

Of course, many will wish to continue to wear masks, and we respect that choice. Everyone must take the steps necessary for their own sense of safety at our activities.

The mask requirement remains in place for all indoor gatherings of any size/activity, for everyone over the age of 2.

The Kingdom continues to follow the COVIDSafe policy, which requires that all attendees of in-person gatherings who are eligible to be vaccinated either show evidence of full vaccination or show negative test results of a medically-supervised COVID test taken within 72 hours of the in-person gathering. Attendees 18 years old and up must also show either a government-issued photo ID or their current SCA membership card; the name on the identification must match the name on the vaccination card/negative test results.

As always, if state/provincial/local ordinances are more restrictive than these directives, we must follow those government ordinances. We will review this directive at the beginning of April.

Reminders: there are currently no restrictions on the size of gatherings, food may be served (but think through how to do so with the least amount of contact), and pre-registration is not required for an in-person gathering, but if there’s no pre-reg, the person in charge of the gathering needs to get contact tracing information (legal name and either a phone number or email address).

Continue to take good care of yourselves, Tyger populace. We’ll see you in person soon.

In service to the Kingdom,

Medhbh inghean Ui Cheallaigh, Kingdom Seneschal
Audrye Beneyt, Kingdom Seneschal-Elect

Ioannes II and Honig II, Emperor and Empress
Ryouko’jin and Indrakshi, Heirs to the Tyger Throne

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Spring Crown Tournament Letters of Intent

Good evening to the Tyger Populace, 


Please see the announcement linked below for the request for Letters of Intent for entrants to the Spring Crown Tournament to be held in Nicolet, Quebec on May 7, 2022. 
https://www.eastkingdom.org/ek_announcement/march-12th-2022-spring-crown-2022/

If you have any questions, please contact me at seneschal-elect@eastkingdom.org
In Service, 
Magistra Audrye Beneyt
Incoming Kingdom Seneschal

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Recent updates to Society COVIDSafe policy

Good afternoon, everyone,

The Board of Directors has issued a few important updates to the COVIDSafe policy; they are now in effect. Please take note. Along with this COVIDSafe update, the East Kingdom’s requirement that masks must be worn indoors at all times (except when actively eating/drinking) and are optional for outdoor gatherings remains in place.

Please make sure that everyone holding in-person events is aware of this update.

Thank you,
In service,
Medhbh

1A. Event staff no longer need to collect contact tracing information.

1B. The following updated language MUST appear with information about EVERY in-person gathering of any size. Event listings on the EK Calendar, event websites, Facebook event listings, email lists, and so on all need to display this updated language. It must also appear as a physical sign at the in-person gathering itself (and in multiple places if the in-person gathering is a large weekend event).

“Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.”
 
Society announcement lifting the requirement for contact tracing and updating the language required for all event announcements, flyers, signage, etc.

2. COVID status check-in process. All attendees who are eligible to be vaccinated still need to show either proof of full vaccination or a medically-supervised negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the in-person gathering. Event staff will continue to check this documentation. Attendees over the age of 18 also still need to show gov’t-issued photo ID or SCA blue cards with the same name as the vaccination card/negative test results.

Here’s what’s new: as part of the check-in process for attending an in-person gathering, the ATTENDEE will sign a form attesting to the following. 

By signing below, you are confirming that you have presented proper identification, along with either proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to the start of the event. (If you presented proof of a negative COVID test it complies with the current SCA COVIDSafe rules).

This replaces the previous requirement that event staff attest that they have checked everyone. Treat this attestation form like a waiver and send it to the Waiver Deputy on your usual schedule. 

SCA updated COVID policy

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East Kingdom COVIDSafe and Masking Policy

The East Kingdom has adopted the Society’s COVIDSafe policy, which requires that all who are eligible to be vaccinated either show proof of vaccination or the negative result of a medically-supervised COVID test administered within 72 hours of the start of the event, practice, or meeting. Currently, this applies to everyone 5 years old and over in the U.S. In Tir Mara, this applies to everyone 12 years old and over; the update for children ages 5+ applies as of March 1, 2022 in Canada. Additionally, everyone ages 18+ must show either a government-issued photo ID or an SCA blue membership card with the name matching the vaccination/negative test results.

The East Kingdom requires that all attendees ages 2+ at all in-person gatherings wear properly-fitting masks that comply with CDC/PHS guidelines about effective masks. Masks must be worn at all times, including while fighting indoors. They may be lowered briefly while actively eating and drinking.

The East Kingdom is currently allowing in-person gatherings capped at 15 people. The next update to this policy will be approx Feb 12-13th.

For more information, go to the Gate in a Box: COVID Edition resource on the Kingdom Seneschal’s webpage: https://seneschal.eastkingdom.org/gate-in-a-box-covid-edition/

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Limited Kingdom re-opening: very small gatherings only

Good evening, East Kingdom Populace,

Their Majesties, Their Highnesses, and the Office of the Kingdom Seneschal continue to monitor US and Canadian COVID data, and we note with relief that new cases of the Omicron variant seem to have peaked and are declining across the Kingdom, although that trend is less clear in Tir Mara.

Accordingly, we feel that an appropriate step for re-opening the Kingdom is to return to small in-person gatherings, capped at 15 people, maximum. All safety measures must be in place, both as required by the COVIDSafe policy and the Kingdom’s masking policy (which is, in short: masks, at all times in all places, including while fighting; may be lowered briefly to eat or drink).

The shut-down for larger gatherings & events remains in place at this time. We will revisit this by Feb 11th, ahead of several events currently on the East Kingdom calendar. We are in touch with those event stewards regarding what the latter half of February might look like.

As always, we urge East’s Tyger populace to take good care of yourselves: practice social distancing, wear good masks correctly at all times in public, and stay home when feeling ill or if someone you’ve recently been in close contact with becomes ill. We hope to see the populace in person soon.

In service to the Kingdom,

Medhbh inghean Ui Cheallaigh, Kingdom Seneschal

Audrye Beneyt, Kingdom Seneschal-Elect

Ioannes II and Honig II, Emperor and Empress
Ryouko’jin and Indrakshi, Heirs to the Tyger Throne

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Crown Tournament Entrant list – Fall 2021

Duke Ronald Wilmot for Duchess Bronwyn Dawntreader

Duke Randal of the Dark for Duchess Katherine Stanhope

Duchess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain for Duke Brennan mac Fearghus

Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver for Lady Gracia Vazquez de Trillo

Viscount Culann mac Cianain and Viscountess Sefa Hrafnsdóttir, fighting for each other

Sir Zhigmun’ Czypsser for Bannthegn Leda Zipyos

Master Aethelhawk Keyfinder for Mistress Siubhan Wallace

Master Tiberius Iulius Rufus Primus for Lord Vopiscus Rufius Donatus

Sir Harald Hokonson for Christina Frost

Sir William MacCrimmon for Lady Susana Fitzgerald of Clan Houston-Hay of Glasgow

Sir Matthias Grunewald for Baroness Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir

Doyen Richard Crowe, Master at Arms for Lady Ameria Browne

Sir Ryouko’jin of Iron Skies for Lady Indrakshi Aravinda

Sir William Lockhart, called Galvyn for Rhiannon of Ayres

Sir Hákon habrok for Lady Eleanor Bywater

Baron Mark Red Hand for Baroness Gwenllian ferch Llewellyn

Baron Angus Gove MacKinnon for Mistress Ciara McRobbie

Baron Elglin of House Eagle for Mistress Juliana von Altenfeld

Baron Wulfhere of Stonemarche for Viscountess Gwenllian Rhiannon of Dragon Keep

Honorable Lord Sigurdr Berserk for Mistress Eleanore MacCarthaigh

Honorable Lord Finan mac Bressail for the Honorable Lady Alys Treeby

Honorable Lord Duarcaín MacWard for Herrin Catháin Reiter

Honorable Lord Vlad Iliescu for Mistress Molly Schofield

Baron Brick James Beech for Lady Isabel the Vulgar

Don Robert Tytes for Don Alastar Tucker

Honorable Lady Aciterix Caldius Julius Cittinius called Kit for Mistress Albreda Aylese

Honorable Lord Pandarus and Baroness Timbrien Sthenone fighting for each other

Baron Talan Gwyllt for the Honorable Lady Alison Wodehalle

Honorable Lord Sigvardr Halfdanarson for Lady Bjargey Geirr Hrafnsdottir

Honorable Lord Corwin Blackthorn for Lady Ada Wright

Honorable Lord Fearghus mac Cailin for Lady Catriona bean mhic Cailin

THL Ciarán Ua Baoighill for Runa

Baron Vladimir Báthory for Lady Andrea Noelle

Baron Pádraig Ó Brádaig for Lady Martha Bean Ui Bhradaigh

Baron Alexendre l’Espangol de Orlienz for Mästarinna Margreþa la Fauvelle

Lord Abel atte Watere for Lady Mjaðveig Gormsdóttir

Lord Laurence Vaughn for Lady Lillian Hutchinson

Lord Albrecht Ostergaard for Lady Daniela Rosa da Venezia

Lord Volmar Sollons for Baroness Iulia Baebianna

Sayyid Rafi al-Qasid for Shiklah al-Zarqa’

Lord Cassian Arminious for Lady Nyfain merch Coel

Lord Michał Biały for Lady Robin BaillieLord Ceòl of Glenwood for Anya of La Familia Gladiatoria

Lord Damhan MacRonan for THL Agnes Marie de Calais

Lord Marcus Atilius Pansa for Artemisius (Artemis) Octavia Pansa

Lord Aelfwine Akeworthe for Lady Vitalia la Soliel

Lord Thorvald Olafsson Kveld-Hrútssonar for Lady Melisande De La MerAidan of La Famlia for Idris of La Familia

Camillius and Astrapia Gorgopa called Astraea fighting for each other

Caccia Trice Stenone for Sir Cassius Pontianus

Guillaume Du Chantier for Ezra Di Bazzi

Perseus of La Familia Gladiatoria for Crixus of La Familia

Tavish Mackinnon for Saga Bjornsdottir

Zarya Gorgoniya for Thordis Hamrama Gargan

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Toolkits

Gate in a Box: Covid Edition

Proof of Vaccination FAQ (English)

Preuve de vaccination FAQ (Français)

Update to COVID Policies – Effective 6/1/2022

EK Event workflow – Requiring Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID TEST

COVIDSafe Attestation Sheet

Signage

Society-required Health Acknowledgment

Mask DOs!

Mask Do NOTs

Masking with Sparky!

Kingdom COVIDSafe and Mask Policy

Credit to: Tasha Medvedeva, OL