Club Reopening

Click if you are fully vaccinated

April 12, 2022

Dear Marshall Chess Club Member:

It's been a long and tough two years, but we’re excited to welcome you back and look forward to gathering again in our beloved club.

As the Marshall continues the process of re-opening, the Board of Governors has unanimously approved the following guidelines to ensure the safety of all members and staff. Please read carefully.


Effective Monday, April 25, 2022, we will be reopening the club at full capacity for vaccinated members only. In addition to on-site tournaments, members may also visit the club for casual play, study, and private lessons (with vaccinated instructors) during opening hours.

The global medical community is unanimous that vaccines offer the strongest protection from contracting and spreading COVID-19. Therefore, at present, vaccination is required to enter the club. (This policy applies to both members and staff.) No medical or religious exemptions will be granted. Boosters are not currently required.

There is currently no mask requirement at the Club, but we will follow CDC guidance and adjust our policy depending on infection rates, surges, and new variants. We will keep you informed of any changes.


Before returning to the club, all members are required to upload their vaccine cards to our secure and private vaccine portal.

After your card is uploaded and approved, you will receive an email confirming that you can register for tournaments. Please keep in mind that you must have received your final vaccination shot at least two weeks before playing in tournaments.

Any player testing positive for COVID-19 must notify the Club's Executive Director immediately. Doing so will allow the Club to inform other players that an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 was present at a specific event. Players who test positive will be allowed to return to the Club five days later and upon providing a negative test result.

Thanks for your cooperation in keeping everyone safe and our club open!

On behalf of the Marshall Chess Club Board of Governors,

Sarathi Ray
President, Marshall Chess Club