Covid-19 Information

Last updated 2023-11-30

PCDC continues to monitor the latest science, guidelines from the CDC and state/local government, as well as community input.

Mask Policy

PCDC has authorized committees to make decisions about masking policies for their own events. All contra dances are mask-optional at this time. English dances are alternating between those that require masks and those that do not. Check the upcoming dances information to verify status of a dance.

Vaccination Policy

PCDC no longer requires proof of vaccinnation, but we continue to encourage everyone to be vaccinated. While currently available COVID-19 vaccines no longer do much to prevent transmission, they continue to be effective for protecting oneself from more serious illness.

Keep yourself and our community safe:

  1. Do not attend if you feel ill or have recently been in close contact with someone who has Covid-19.
  2. Contact the organizers via email at igotcovid@portlandcountrydance.org should you develop symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive within a week of a PCDC event.
  3. Consider bringing a personal water bottle.
  4. Wash your hands at events.

Exposures Report

OrganizerDayDateEventReport
PCDCSaturdayNovember 25, 2023Contra7 attendees have tested positive as of Tuesday, November 29.
PCDCFridayNovember 24, 2023ECD1 dancer tested positive on Monday. This person attended both this ECD and Saturday’s contra.
PCDCWeekendSeptember 1-4, 2023ECD Camp1 dancer tested postive 6 days after camp, but reported having attended some other large gatherings post camp.
PCDCSaturdayJuly 29, 2023Contra1 dancer tested positive the week after the dance.
George PenkSaturdayMarch 18, 2023Contra1 dancer tested positive just after the dance.
PCDCFridayFebruary 17, 2023English1 dancer developed minor symptoms (body aches, slight fever, headache, sore throat, heavy chest) on Sunday, February 19, and tested positive on Monday, February 20.
PCDCFridaySeptember 23, 2022English1 dancer tested positive Saturday, September 24, 12:29p after testing negative before the dance itself.
Dancer is experiencing a slight runny nose, and tiredness attributed to jetlag.
PCDCSaturdayJuly 23, 2022Contra1 dancer developed a sore throat while sleeping and tested positive Sunday, July 24 at 9:30a
PCDCFridayJuly 22, 2022English1 dancer developed a sore throat while sleeping and tested positive Sunday, July 24 at 9:30a
PCDCSaturdayJune 25, 2022Contra1 dancer developed minor symptoms and tested positive on Monday, June 27
1 dancer fell ill on Friday, July 1 and tested positive on July 2, but thinks it may be work related.
PCDCFridayJune 24, 2022English1 dancer’s rapid home test returned a positive on Wednesday, June 29
JigsawSaturdayJune 18, 2022Contra1 person tested positive
Stage CrewSaturdayJune 4, 2022Contra1 person tested positive
PCDCFridayJune 3, 2022English1 person reported minor symptoms (coughing), tested positive on a home test on June 7
JoyrideWednesdayJune 1, 2022Contra3 persons tested positive
PCDCSaturdayApril 23, 2022Contra1 person tested positive
1 person had cold symptoms but tested negative.
JigsawSaturdayApril 16, 202Contra1 person tested positive

COVID Surveys

During October 2022, PCDC surveyed our members and event attendees to get feedback on our current policy and to discuss possible changes. You can read our PCDC COVID Survey Responses.

During March, 2023, PCDC again surveyed our members about possible changes to our Covid19 policies. You can read the PCDC March 2023 Covid Survey Results.