Wearing Masks During Outdoor Workouts – Update

Updated on August 16 to include the latest CDC guidelines.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) shared updated guidelines for vaccinated people in the United States so we wanted to share our position on the matter. As of the end of July, CDC guidelines are: 

  • Advising fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.
  • Advising that fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated.
  • Recommending that fully vaccinated people who have come into close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to be tested 3-5 days after exposure, and to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
  • A few other things listed here

These regulations are driven by the dominance of the Delta variant in the United States, a growing number of breakthrough cases of fully vaccinated people testing positive, and the fact that fully vaccinated people can spread the Delta variant to others. We hope that more of us will continue to take advantage of the vaccines so we can all resume social activities at the pre-pandemic levels. At the same time, we understand that some folks may be hesitant to get vaccinated due to generational mistrust of the health care system that has been intentionally harming communities of color, campaigns that are politicizing the issue, or some other personal reason. At November Project we support everyone’s right to choose to get a COVID-19 vaccine and we approach all our workouts with the assumption that we will have a mix of vaccinated and unvaccinated members and no one will be asked to prove which group they are a part of. read more

NP HQ Update 5/6/21

Wearing Your Mask Outside

Last week, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) published a new set of recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated attendees of outdoor events and the need for masks in those settings. As expected, many NP members in cities that are meeting in person reached out to their Co-leaders to figure out what that means for them and their communities. The CDC guidelines are pretty vague so our approach is to be cautious and treat all November Project workouts as if they are “crowded outdoor events”. Per CDC guidelines, we’re encouraging all members, vaccinated or not, to wear masks at the workouts when social distancing is not possible. For more information, please visit this blog post. read more

Wearing Masks During Outdoor Workouts

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recently come out with a new set of guidelines about wearing masks. We here at NP HQ would like to provide some clarification on how those guidelines are affecting in-person workouts in the United States.

New CDC guidance says fully vaccinated individuals can engage in the following activities without wearing masks: read more

Progress Update – March 8, 2021

Welcome to another monthly update from your friends at November Project HQ. We have a lot of exciting things to get to so without further ado we’ll start with…

Board of Directors

We’re incredibly excited to announce that we have established the Board of Directors that will start governing immediately. This is the roster… read more

White Privilege

We want to address a recent blog post by November Project Brooklyn co-leader Maggie Huang. Maggie shares a detailed personal story, but the fact that her experience could have been experienced by any BIPOC Co-leader, or member, is not lost on us. Maggie, we thank you for your courage to share and we’re deeply sorry for all the harm we have done to you and all the people that have found their story reflected in your words. read more

When We’re All Together Again

Hi November Project, it’s been a while since we’ve all been together. As the world is figuring out how to come back from the pandemic and more places are going back to in-person workouts we’d like to share some things that every NP member will have to follow in order to maintain health and safety of our communities. There will be things that are very specific to your location and your co-leaders will be sharing those when the time comes, but these are directions that will apply to all November Project cities: read more

Top 10 – The Best Of The Sunrise 6k

Last week we launched The Best of Sunrise 6k, a storytelling contest with a side of running that the whole world participated in. We are incredibly thankful for thousands of entries that made us laugh, cry, feel inspired, and grateful for this wonderful community. We wish we can award Brooks shoes to all of you but there can only be 10. Our winners are: read more

2019 At A Glance

As we’re approaching the last minutes of 2019, it’s worth looking back at all the amazing things that we experienced at NP during the past 365 days. To capture EVERY moment would be impossible as this post would never end, so if there’s a story or an experience you’d like to share, please add it in the comments. We’d like to thank all NP members for another year filled with positivity, support, and fitness. This community is stronger with you as a part of it so please keep inspiring with your actions and kindness. And to our leaders, thank you for your selflessness, energy, and dedication. You are the bloodline of November Project and we’re eternally grateful for your devotion to this movement. read more

We Need Your Help With Science!

November Project Members embrace at Pre-Boston-Marathon workout

If you scroll through the blog, it’s filled with nearly eight years of stories that illustrate how November Project transforms lives for the better. Thousands have joined workouts around the globe and discovered a community that is growth-minded, yet it meets you where you are at. Newbies, originals, and regulars inspire one another to show up, work hard, and challenge their limits. Whether your experience with November Project motivated you to get moving on frigid mornings, take on your first triathlon, or dive deeply into the world of stair running, we’re elated by your journey, and we’d like to hear from you. We know that it works, but the policy makers, bean counters, and exercise nerds of the world need data if we want to see our movement grow! read more