Corona Virus Response

Doing COVID-Safe Private Lessons

Virtuous Bicycle is OPEN!

Dear future VB student,

I’m fully vaccinated, having had both my Moderna doses. (2nd shot was Feb 26, 2021)

As we’re in a period of rapidly evolving guidance, I’ll add updates here when there’s news that affects bike lesson protocols.

June 24, 2021
Governor Cuomo declares the state of emergency will expire after Thursday, June 24.
NY.Gov Announcement
We’re doing our bike lessons without masks” – Lance

POSTED 06/15/2021
Governor Cuomo Announces COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted
NY.Gov Announcement
We’re doing our bike lessons without masks” – Lance

POSTED 05/17/2021
Effective May 19, New York Adopts CDC’s “Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People” for Most Businesses and Public Settings

POSTED 05/14/2021
Yesterday, 5/13/2021, CDC said vaccinated people (like me) can stop wearing masks, even indoors. I’m not sure if NYS and NYC have updated policies. For now, I’m sticking with the note from April 27, below.

POSTED 04/27/2021
As of today, April 27, 2021, CDC (LINK) has relaxed their mask guidance for outdoor activity. The guidance is summarized in this chart:

I think that row 2 applies to our situation, whether you are fully vaccinated or not you may: “Attend a small, outdoor gathering with fully vaccinated family and friends” with no mask. In this case, your instructor is your fully vaccinated friend.

After going dark for the entire 2020 season, I’m so happy to be doing these lessons again. Now more than ever, I looking forward to being your instructor!

Lance Jacobs
Virtuous Bicycle
May 14, 2021

Me and my Pandemistache
May 2020, Harlem River, NYC