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Hey all.

The corona virus situation in America is changing rapidly, and we're very concerned about it.  We've been thinking very hard about how best to give everyone the Armada experience you've been looking forward to, while keeping everyone as safe as we can. But since the corona virus situation is changing so fast, we can't guarantee anything.  We don't know how many volunteers we'll have, how many bridges will cancel, or whether the Cleveland health officials will forbid gatherings like Armada.

If you want a ticket refund, you'll get it, just ask. 

There is no pressure on you to come, if you feel the least bit unsure of your (or your family's) safety.

Best case scenario is that we have a normal, fun Armada, with tons of hand-washing and salutes instead of handshakes.  While I really want that, we all have to think carefully about this, and pay attention to our local health officials.

As things develop, we'll let you know.

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Thom, thanks for that. Unless I am in the hospital or the Cleveland area is under quarantine, I will be there. I hope to see you all there.

So say we all! LL&P! May the Force with you.

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the only way to prevent is to always wash hands and dont go to crowded places. Even after touching money can get you virus. So, always wash hands and drink water! 
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I am optimistic. It is true that a few large, international events are being cancelled, but little events like Armada are going on as planned.



Cleveland's Wizard World Comic Convention starts tomorrow. While it's puny compared to San Diego Comiccon, Wizard World is a zillion times bigger than Armada and they aren't cancelling. Assuming Cleveland survives Wizard World (and Cavaliers games and Cleveland Orchestra concerts) I think Armada will be fine.

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Ill make sure to put hand sanitizer at every station.
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Ill make sure to put hand sanitizer at every station.


This is a great suggestion. We already have a big canister of disinfecting wipes that we got a few weeks ago in anticipation of Armada. We'll likely get hand sanitizer as well. I encourage others to do the same (it is a good idea this time of year regardless) -- just remember to do your shopping early since I understand that some of these items are already disappearing from shelves.

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Ill make sure to put hand sanitizer at every station.


I hope you already have the hand sanitizer. All the stores are currently sold out. Of course the Armada group is full of makers, and hand sanitizer is pretty easy to make from scratch.

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I have not. I ddint expect hand sanitizer to go the way of the dodo.

I will have to put some thiught into finding another solution.

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I will have to put some thiught into finding another solution.


You can make hand sanitizer with glycerine, a bit of water and hydrogen peroxide, and some sort of alcohol.

I expect the Pirate crews will want their hand sanitizer to be rum-based. [cool]

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Why is the rum always gone?
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Official statement here: https://artemis.forumchitchat.com/post/important-message-from-thom-about-armada-2020-10452079?pid=1310947756
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Is there sufficient production of disinfectants and sanitizers especially these are the first ones being purchased and 'hoarded' by consumers? TIA
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Hi, welcome to the forum! Please read the official statement by Thom here: https://artemis.forumchitchat.com/post/important-message-from-thom-about-armada-2020-10452079?pid=1310947756

Short answer is that it has been postponed for now, at least until the current crisis is over.

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