COVID Protocols

COVID Safety Protocols

Effective April 2, 2024

For Residential Retreats

  • COVID Vaccination(s): Not required; but strongly encouraged.
  • Masking: Not required; optional. Anyone who exhibits cold symptoms (such as coughing or sneezing) is strongly encouraged to use a mask in public spaces. Masking is welcome in all spaces. Please bring your own supply.
  • Negative COVID Test Result: Proof of negative COVID test (a photo or actual test) on opening day is required. Test should be taken prior to your arrival on campus. For retreats 7 nights or longer, all practitioners are asked to bring a COVID test kit with them, as a second test will be conducted mid-retreat. If you do not bring your own test, we will ask for a $10 donation to help cover the cost. Retreats 6 nights or less will not have a second test.

For Non-residential Programs (in our Community Meditation Center)

  • Vaccination(s): Not required; but strongly encouraged.
  • Masking: Optional for all participants, staff, and teachers, attending a non-residential program. If you choose to mask, any masking type will be allowed. Please bring your own supply of masks.
  • Negative COVID Test Result: Not required; same-day COVID testing strongly encouraged.

Additional Safety Protocols

Ventilation/Air Filtration

We have upgraded air filtration in all the meditation halls, and have provided small air purifiers in all dorm rooms and public spaces.

Dining

We have additional indoor and outdoor seating options for dining. We’ve added more tents with heaters to our outside dining space and have air filters in the dining hall as well. Additionally, we have extended the buffet time to 45 minutes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We ask that retreatants practice mindfulness while eating and not linger in the dining hall.

Symptom Check

All practitioners, staff, and teachers will receive a symptom checklist and thermometer. All attendees are to monitor their symptoms daily and notify a staff member if their symptoms indicate COVID-19.

Sick Policy

If a practitioner or teacher becomes sick, they will be asked to mask and if serious, return home. We will also ask them to take an antigen self-test onsite, and if they test positive for COVID-19, they must exit the retreat.

Cancellation Policy for Residential Retreats

Standard Cancellation Fees:
  • $100 On or before 8 weeks
  • $175 4–8 weeks before
  • $300 2–4 weeks before
  • No refunds as of 2 weeks before
Scholarship and Commuter Rate Cancellation Fees:
  • $75 On or before 8 weeks
  • $100 4–8 weeks before
  • $200 2–4 weeks before
  • No refunds as of 2 weeks before

* Fees reduced for serious illness or death in family

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