COVID-19: Tournament Information

COVID-19 has impacted the entire world, and the Putting for Presents Golf Tournament is no exception.

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What a year 2020 has been, eh? The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down, and in turn, has impacted the daily lives of many across this beautiful nation. The Santa Cops for Kids – Putting for Presents Golf Tournament is no different, and our approach to this year’s event will look slightly different as a result. Here are the basics:

    • We typically feed our participants and feed them well, with a smorgasbord of local vendors chipping in to provide a home cooked meal to our competitors. This year, for safety purposes, we are unable to offer the catered meal. We feel awful about this, truly, but we’re going to do our best to make it up to you. We know it’s not the same, but we WILL be offering sealed snacks and beverages to our participants during the event!
    • The Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and the Nodaway County Health Department ALL suggest that we continue to maintain a safe social distance from one another during ventures into the general public. We realize this is going to be difficult given the fact that competitors are going to be sharing carts and all, but we ask that you be respectful of others at the event and do your best to maintain a socially appropriate distance of six (6) feet or more. We care about you guys and gals, and while we don’t want to hold you up from enjoying yourselves, we want you all to be safe.
    • On July 22nd, the Maryville City Council unanimously passed a mask ordinance for the City of Maryville, effective Monday, July 27th. Now, what does that mean for those of us at the tournament? Well, it means we’ll need to bring a mask along, but there are some notable exemptions in the ordinance that could apply to us, specifically:
      • Persons who fall into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance for those who should not wear face coverings due to a medical condition, mental health condition, developmental disability, or are otherwise covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
      • Persons who have trouble breathing, or are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the face covering without assistance.
      • Persons engaging in organized group or team sports, exercise or other physical activities where it is not practical or feasible to wear a mask or socially distance.
      • Persons who are outdoors while maintaining physical distancing of at least six (6) feet, and persons who are outdoors who are closer than six (6) feet to solely members of their own household.
    • With all of those exemptions in mind, you’ll need to bring a mask along for entry into the clubhouse, which is a city-owned and maintained building. As for the competition itself? Use your best judgment. For more information regarding Maryville’s mask ordinance, give it a read for yourself HERE.
    • Let’s call it what it is, folks. If you or another member of your team are feeling ill, especially with COVID-like symptoms (shortness of breath, cough, fever or chills, new loss of taste or smell, congestion, extreme fatigue, etc.) PLEASE STAY HOME. Chances are we’re going to have participants with weakened immune systems on-hand for this event, and if that isn’t the case, we all likely know someone close to us that falls into the CDC’s ‘high risk’ category. Those folks could have any of the following: Diabetes, COPD, Asthma, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), or even Pregnancy. Please, if you’re feeling ill, respect your neighbors and stay at home. We’ll gladly refund your tournament dues, and will eagerly await your return at next year’s tournament. Again, we care about all of you!