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Tyngsboro Sportmen's Club - Indoor Range closed until further notice (has been closed for a long time due to needed repairs, not the Coronavirus)
 

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Centralville Sportsman's Club in Dracut is OPEN.
All Ranges.

NOTICE
All ranges are open unless otherwise noted on the calendar.
Please follow the new social distance guidelines to protect yourselves.
All surfaces in the clubhouse are being wiped down daily with sanitizer and we have installed sanitizer dispensers for your use.

Monthly meetings are suspended until further notice.

The Board of Directors wishes everyone well in these strange times. If anyone is experiencing extraordinary hardship please let us know.
 
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If anyone has any information:
Are the private clubs that are closing everything (including outdoor ranges) doing so because think Baker's order requires them to?
Or is it something like: they think their members will not be able to maintain safe distances at the facilities and therefore total shutdown is prudent?

It seems to me that outdoor range should be safe to use if people maintain the appropriate social distance.
 

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Add Concord (MA) Rod & Gun Club to the list. Their clubhouse is closed, which houses the indoor range; but outdoor grounds, including the trap range, are still accessible for now.


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Springfield Sportsman's Club in Monson, MA. email came in on 3-19

Coronavirus Club Update
Due to the current health crisis, our Skeet, Trap and 5 Stand fields will be closed for the next
30 days.
Pistol Pits and Rifle Ranges will remain open
USPSA and ICORE matches have been suspended until further notice.
Please practice social distancing and if you are sick in any way please do not come to the ranges.
We hope that all of our member stay safe through this pandemic and we look forward to resuming business as usual as soon as we can.
 

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Hopkinton Sportsmens sent this announcement out today:

AS OF TUESDAY (24), 800AM, THE HSA CLUBHOUSE IS CLOSED. We can not regularly nor reliably disinfect the clubhouse surfaces. At the present time outdoor venues will remain open. The Commonwealth currently dictates the direction of opening and closing the venues.
All doors to the clubhouse have keycard access disabled. Member key cards will continue to operate the gates to the outdoor ranges.
 

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I did not know this thread existed until a minute ago, I previously put this in the big "closing, cancellations" thread, so sorry for the cross posting...

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Leominster Sportsmen's Association

CANCELLED: The next General Members Meeting, Wednesday, March 25th, starting at 7:30 PM.

CANCELLED: March 29th breakfast is cancelled!

Due to the current Corona Virus issues and state mandates we will not be having Indoor Archery, No Sunday Breakfast and No Range Briefings. We will keep you posted if things change.
To all our LSA members and families please be safe

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otherwise open as far as I know.

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Country pond fish and game Newton nh:

All ranges except outdoor range closed.

Memberss only no guests

All events closed (including practice trap).

Outdoor range open but limited to 10 people max. Half of the Benches have been removed to keep 6 feet between shooters. Sanitizer has been set out to clean your stations after use.

Range officers will be present on weekend days to help monitor the no guests ruling, 10 shooter limit, and cleaning if stations after use.
 

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If anyone has any information:
Are the private clubs that are closing everything (including outdoor ranges) doing so because think Baker's order requires them to?
Or is it something like: they think their members will not be able to maintain safe distances at the facilities and therefore total shutdown is prudent?

It seems to me that outdoor range should be safe to use if people maintain the appropriate social distance.
Every club has its own board of directors .....so each club leaders make their decision for their own reasons. Some that closed may have done so to bow down to Baker......some may have closed because they feel it's best to help stop the spread. You can't apply a "binary" reason (bow to Baker or not bow to Baker) for the decisions made by multiple clubs and many different boards.
 

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Bozrah, Connecticut - Quaker Hill Rod & Gun Club

ALL " Club Sanctioned Events" are now canceled until further notice.
Please be sure to follow the CDC guidelines regarding social distancing and ways to protect yourself and your families.
Also all work parties are canceled until a future date.
 

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Due to the State mandated Corona virus closures, the club will be closed for 15 days, starting tomorrow.
While the Club is closed due to the CDC guidance regarding the COVID-19 virus, if you want to purchase reloading components, contact Fred Suhy and make an appointment to meet him at the Club to purchase what you need during this down time.
If this changes we will inform the membership


“23RD NORTHEAST FISHING & HUNTING SHOW” CANCELLED
DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS
Was to be held March 20-22 at Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Thanks to all who volunteered to man the booth
Apparently as of now their April membership meeting is on, though.

(For the record, I'm not a member of either Seymour F&G or High Rock.)
 

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I’m zero for three, all closed

Sharon Fish & Game, Sharon, Ma
Massapoag Sportsman’s Clu, Sharon, Ma
Mansfield Fish & Game Club, Mansfield, MA
 

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A confirmation to my friend icyclefar,,,

Sharon Fish & Game, Sharon, MA
Massapoag Sportsman's Club, Sharon, MA
Mansfield Fish and Game Club, Mansfield, MA

Are ALL CLOSED TO ALL Activites as an individual or group
 
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Every club has its own board of directors .....so each club leaders make their decision for their own reasons. Some that closed may have done so to bow down to Baker......some may have closed because they feel it's best to help stop the spread. You can't apply a "binary" reason (bow to Baker or not bow to Baker) for the decisions made by multiple clubs and many different boards.
I know.... that is why I asked if anyone has any information what any individual club's reasoning is. Just curious.


While not a range/club per se, Granite State Bowhunters League has cancelled all shoots through at least 4/6.
 

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I know.... that is why I asked if anyone has any information what any individual club's reasoning is. Just curious.


While not a range/club per se, Granite State Bowhunters League has cancelled all shoots through at least 4/6.
Taking a SWAG at it . . . it is costly and damn near impossible for a volunteer club to disinfect all areas of the club and there is a very serious concern about spreading this virus, thus the reaction to close the facilities.

Here's a clue as to why these are wise decisions . . . a letter written by 50 Boston/Brookline doctors about this virus;

From a group of 50 Brookline, MA physicians:

“As there is so much confusion, misinformation and denial on social media about the coronavirus we hope to explain, in plain language, why the experts see this as such an emergency. Many people are reading the claim online that this virus is a lot like the viruses that cause colds, and that if you get it, it will probably just seem like a bad cold and you are very unlikely to die. Depending on who you are, this may be true, but there is more to this story that is key to our outcome as a community.

This is a coronavirus that is new to the human population. Although it is related to the viruses that cause colds, and acts a lot like them in many ways, nobody has ever been exposed to this before, which means nobody has any immunity to it.

The virus is now moving explosively through the human population, spreading through respiratory secretions and 10 times more contagious that the flu or cold. Although many people will recover, about 20% will wind up with a serious pneumonia that will require hospitalization. Some will be so ill from the pneumonia that they will die. We estimate this may be 2-3%, but it is higher in Italy’s experience, partially because the healthcare system was overwhelmed so rapidly. In those over age 70, the death rate is 8-20%. So if a child catches it on a playdate, they can easily transmit it to their grandmother as easily as touching the same doorknob or countertop.

Scientists measure the spread of an epidemic by a number called R0, or “R naught.” That number is calculated this way: for every person who develops the illness, how many other people do they give it to before they are cured (or dead) and no longer infectious? The R0 for coronavirus appears to be a number close to 3 – an extremely frightening number for such a deadly disease.

Suppose you catch the virus. You will give it to 3 other people, and they will each give it to three others, and so forth. Here is how the math works, where you, the “index case,” are the first line:
1
3
9
27
81
243
729
2,187
6,561
19,683
59,046
177,147
531,441
1,594,323
4,782,969
14,348,907

So, in just 15 steps of transmission, the virus has gone from just one index case to 14.3 million other people. Those 15 steps might take only a few weeks. With school out and lots of playdates, maybe less. The first person may be young and healthy Brookline child, but many of those 14 million people will be old and sick, and they will likely die because they got a virus that started in one person's throat.
R0 is not fixed – it can be lowered by control measures. If we can get the number below 1, the epidemic will die out. This is the point of the quarantines and social distancing, but we are not doing it fast enough.

In the US, we have to slow down the virus. American hospitals, Boston hospitals, have limited resources. We have a fixed number of ventilators and an impending calamity on our hands. Our Italian critical care colleagues have shared with us that they simply do not have enough resources (ventilators, physicians and nurse, critical care beds), and are forced to choose who lives and dies based on old tenets of wartime triage. Older patients do not even get a ventilator and die of their pneumonia. These are decisions nobody should have to face, and we are only 11 days behind Italy’s fate. Their hospitals are quite advanced, and we are no better in Boston. As doctors, we are desperately trying to prepare for the onslaught of patients in the coming weeks. It is already beginning. This is an opportunity for you as the district leadership the time to be aggressive and help us fight this by “Flattening the Curve”.

We implore you, as a group of Boston’s doctors preparing to fight this, to help us. Please send a new email to ALL the Brookline school district families. Social distancing is painful. We know that kids have cabin fever, they are pleading to see their friends, they may have birthday parties coming up or special events they have been looking forward to. All of us need to work and childcare is a big worry. But we need to overcome these issues and boredom for the coming weeks so that we can survive this with as few deaths as possible. What does that mean?

1) No playdates, not even 1:1.
2) No small gatherings, no meetings between a couple families, even for birthday parties.
3) Avoid trampoline parks, climbing gyms, restaurants, movie theaters, anything in an enclosed area. Many of these places are advertising increased cleaning and hygiene. This is not sufficient! Do not go.
4) Cancel planned vacations for the next month. Avoid airline travel that is not an emergency. Many airlines and rental agencies are offering penalty free cancellations.
5) Stay at home as much as possible. Work from home if you possibly can. You may have to go buy groceries and medicine, of course, but make the trips quick and purposeful.
6) Wash your hands thoroughly after you have been in public places, for a full 20 seconds, soaping up thoroughly and being sure to get between the fingers.
7) Please avoid disseminating social media claims that the situation is not serious or is being exaggerated. This is a national crisis and conveying misinformation to your friends and family may put their lives in danger.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and stay safe and healthy in the coming weeks.”

Respectfully,
Erika Rangel, MD, Director of Surgical Critical Care, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
Shawn Rangel, MD, Pediatric Surgery, Children’s Hospital Boston
Asaf Bitton, MD, Executive Director Ariadne Labs and Internal Medicine, BWH
Daniel O’connor, MD, Pediatrics, Longwood Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Boston
Beth O’connor, MD, Pediatrics, Roslindale Pediatrics
Vandana Madhavan, MD, Clinical Director of Pediatric Infectious Disease, MGH
Parag Amin, MD, Pediatrics, Centre Pediatrics
Christy Cummings, MD, Neonatology, Children’s Hospital Boston
Eric Bluman, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, BWH
Trimble Augur, MD, Internal Medicine, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
Dasha Weir, MD, Pediatric gastroenterology
Amy Evenson Warren, Transplant Surgery, BIDMC
William Oldham, MD, PhD, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, BWH
James Kryzanski, MD, Neurosurgery, Tufts Medical Center
Ben Zendejas-Mummert, MD, Pediatric Surgery, Children’s Hospital Boston
Johanna Iturrino Moreda, MD, Gastroenterology, BIDMC
David Berg, MD, Cardiology and Cardiac Critical Care, BWH
Jennifer Crombie, MD, Hematology Oncology, BWH
Jenifer Lightdale, MD, Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology, U Mass Memorial Hospital
Wayne Tworetzky, MD, Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Hospital Boston
Elaine Yu, MD, Endocrinology
Jonathan Li, Infectious Disease
Nancy Cho, MD, Surgical Oncology, BWH
Eric Sheu, MD, Minimally Invasive Surgery, BWH
Reza Askari, MD, Director, Surgical Critical Care, BWH
Cindy Lien, MD, Internal Medicine and Palliative Care, BIDMC
Hannah Parker, MD, OB/GYN
Alysa E. Doyle, PhD, Center for Genomic Medicine, MGH
Christopher Smith, MD, Internal Medicine, Charles River Medical Associates, Wellesley, MA
Maya Greer, NP, Children’s Hospital Boston
Rusty Jennings, MD, Pediatric Surgery, Children’s Hospital Boston
Emily Oken, MD, Professor of Population Medicine, BWH
Chinwe Ukomadu, MD, Head of Clinical Hepatology, Novartis
Jennifer Kaufman, MD, Internal Medicine, BWH
Ann Poduri, MD, MPH, Pediatric Neurology
Susan Yehle Ritter, MD, Rheumatology
Diego Martinucci, MD Psychiatry, Atrius Health
Shih-Ning Liaw, MD, Pediatric Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Boston Children’s Hospital
Wolfram Goessling, MD, Gastroenterology and Oncology, MGH
Paola Daza, Pediatrics, MGH
Juan Matute, Neonatology, MGH
John Ross, MD, Internal Medicine, BWH
Megan Sandel, MD, Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center
Kathy Calvillo, MD, Surgery, BWH
Christine Greco, MD, Anesthesia, Children’s Hospital Boston
Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, Internal Medicine, BWH and Harvard T.H. Chand School of Public Health
Chandru Krishnan, MD, Ophthalmology, Tufts Medical Center
Amy Ship, MD, Internal Medicine, Associate Director of Medical Education, Atrius Health
Yen-Lin Evelyn Chen, MD, Radiation Oncology, MGH
Daihung Do, MD, Dermatology, BIDMC
Chloe Zera, MD, MPH, Maternal Fetal Medicine, BIDMC
Alejandra Barrero-Castillero, MD, MPH, Neonatology, Children’s Hospital Boston
Jesse Esch, MD, Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Hospital Boston
Alison Packard, MD, OB/GYN, MGH
Vik Khurana, MD PhD, Chief Division of Movement Disorders, BWH
Tu-Mai Tran, MD, MSc, Family Medicine, BMC
Yu Liu, MD PhD, Internal Medicine, Bristol Myers Squibb
Yih-Chieh Chen, MD
Lily Li, MD, Allergy and Immunology, BWH
 
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