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5/11/20
Mission Policy during the COVID 19 Crisis - Update
As you are aware, almost all public events are canceled due to the COVID 19 (Corona Virus) crisis. From the CDC, "Ongoing guidance recommends that, in areas where there is even minimal COVID-19, events likely to include 10 or more people at high-risk for serious issues should be cancelled. People at higher risk include older adults and people who have chronic medical conditions such as lung and heart disease, as well as diabetes."

With some stabilization of health conditions and other measures taken by funeral homes (limiting attendance, sanitization, etc.) we have updated our policy. In consideration of the many factors involved, we will immediately implement the following for all missions:

  1. We will accept mission requests but will notify the Primary Next of Kin as well as the funeral home and all other contacts that:
    a) We will not be indoors in proximity to family or visitors.
    b) The Ride Captain may present the plaque and dog tags to the family privately. No other members will assist or attend.
    c) ALL members MUST wear a face mask over mouth and nose at all times from the time they dismount or leave their vehicle until they depart. Failure to follow this will result in being asked to leave the mission.
    d) We ask that the family and friends maintain a safe distance of 8 - 10 feet at all times (therefore we cannot line the immediate entry area or open doors).
    e) We may participate in an escort maintaining a safe distance.
    f) We may pre-establish a flag line at the burial / interment site not less than 20 feet away from the expected family and friends area and not closer than 10 feet from an adjacent flag.
  2. I will still order the plaques and custom engraved dog tags and have them sent to the funeral home.
  3. We will offer to attend any memorial service the family will have in the future.
I ask each member to make sure they have a mask with them at all times as well as hand sanitizer and possibly gloves (laundered between each mission). I am personally ordering white band gloves as we have provided for the military at times.

Each member must consider the potential consequences without feeling any pressure to attend if you feel it unsafe for you or your family.

Submitted By: John Curran
Position: Wisconsin State Captain

If you have questions contact State Captain John Curran SCREMOVE@patriotguard-wiREMOVE.org


3/21/20 (to be Archived)
Mission Policy during the COVID 19 Crisis
As you are aware, almost all public events are canceled due to the COVID 19 (Corona Virus) crisis. From the CDC, "Ongoing guidance recommends that, in areas where there is even minimal COVID-19, events likely to include 10 or more people at high-risk for serious issues should be cancelled. People at higher risk include older adults and people who have chronic medical conditions such as lung and heart disease, as well as diabetes."

We hold the greatest respect for every man and woman that has served. In that light the safety and health of your families is important to us. In consideration of the many factors involved, we will immediately implement the following for all missions:

  1. We must politely decline all mission requests for the safety of family, friends, and our members.
  2. We will still order the plaques and custom engraved dog tags and have them sent to the funeral home. We will ask that they be presented by the funeral director.
  3. We will be honored to attend any memorial service your family will have in the future.

Submitted By: John Curran
Position: Wisconsin State Captain

If you have questions contact State Captain John Curran SCREMOVE@patriotguard-wiREMOVE.org



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