Hi Everyone . . .
Today, March 16, 2020, The Contra Costa County Health Officer, under the authority of Health & Safety Code Sections 101040 and 120175, ordered that all individuals are to shelter in their places of residence. The exceptions are those who are involved in essential activities; essential government functions; and, the operation of essential businesses. Other exceptions involve family and even the care of pets. Apparently, those who violate this Order may be subject to a fine, imprisonment, or both.
As a result, going along with The Order and an abundance of caution, The Contra Costa Chess Club will not nor should not hold any chess sessions or tournaments until further notice. The Order I understand might last through April 7, 2020.
While this is unfortunate and almost unbelievable, the link below will take you to the official Health Order that came out just today. Several other counties in the Bay Area have issued similar Orders. The Order details what those above-mentioned essential activities, etc. are.
So then, until further notice, which I hope will be soon, our Contra Costa Chess Club will go into hiatus, until The Order is amended appropriately or totally rescinded.
(However, if anyone is in dire need . . . 😀.) Let me know if you need more information, or need a chess fix . . . !
-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation www.uschess.org
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746