Fall 2020 SCDC Newsletter

Dances and Events are held at 1049 Julia Dr.
Melbourne, FL 32935

At the August meeting the SCDC Board reviewed the current Covid-19 situation. The SCDC Board of Directors voted unanimously to extend cancellation of events through December 31, 2020.

The SCDC Board has decided to continue prioritizing safety for our members and friends. SCDC has a large membership drawn from a wide area of Central Florida. Our dances have featured an open atmosphere of mixing and social mingling with no partner required. The measures required due to Covid-19, especially distancing, limited travel areas, and restricted attendance, are not compatible with this style of event and could exclude some of our members.   

Current information from CDC, the Florida Department of Health, published data and member feedback show that the Florida situation is improving, but not yet to the degree necessary to return to large, social, interactive events in the near future.

In fairness to our DJs and instructors and also for the safety of our membership the Board has extended the closure through December. While all of our Directors and members are eager to return to the dance floor, it is worthwhile to be cautious a little longer so that we can safely return to the best possible SCDC social events with a broad appeal and full participation for our members and guests.   

Public Health Advisory
Florida Surgeon General
July 21, 2020

All individuals should refrain from participation in social or recreational gatherings of more than 10 people. For all gatherings of fewer than 10 people, individuals should practice social distancing by maintaining a distance of at least six feet from each other and wear a face covering.

Vulnerable Populations
All individuals over the age of 65 and all individuals of any age with high-risk health conditions should limit personal interactions outside of the home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19. These measures include, but are not limited to: distancing any unavoidable personal conduct by a minimum of six feet; wearing a face covering when social distancing is not possible; washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol; avoiding unnecessary touching of eyes, nose and mouth, and washing hands prior to doing so; and cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces, including entryway door handles.