Another thing we need to keep in mind is that at a large meet, especially if there are new cleaning protocols in place, you're going to be there for a long time. If you're walking around a grocery store masked for half an hour, you're at less risk than you would be sitting six feet away from another family for four hours. During that four hours, will anyone take off their masks to have a drink or eat something? If attendance isn't strictly policed, will some families ignore the rules and bring bored younger siblings who will rove the bleachers? Maybe your team will have its own rotation. Maybe they won't. Maybe they'll be rotating with a team that isn't observing distancing and masking protocols strictly because they're not from an area with strong norms about it. What's your plan if you see that happening?
Again, assumptions here. Are they allowing unlimited spectators? Are they allowing eating and drinking. Are masks required, just recommend and optional.....
Much more to this it’s a large meet.
We are a less risk adverse family. AND we are thoughtful about where we go and how we do it.
If my daughter were going to do a meet. I’d be more likely to let her attend a larger one that limited spectators, had strict masking and cohort policies then a smaller one who allowed more spectators and optional masking.
I’ve been to or through 7 states with over 2 dozen nights in various hotels, various rental cars. Sounds completely irresponsible on the face.
There are many days where the only people I come anywhere near are the 1 or 2 people I work with.
I have eaten out 4 times. At carefully chosen establishments, with strict protocols in place, 2 of them outside. I usually bring my own food, my own wipes and cleaners. I can be at a hotel for almost a week and the only time I see someone is the 5 mins it takes me to check in.
I’m around more people at the local grocery store, then when I’m away for a few days.
Taking my first flight this week. I have my fitted N95, for the airport and flight, it will not come off from the minute I head into the airport and I’m exited at my destination. So we will see how that goes. Not a chance I’ll be eating on a plane or at the airport. So we’ll see how that goes.
Again travel, doesn’t equate to irresponsible, reckless, thoughtless or selfish.