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Kallah 2023 COVID-19 Info

COVID-19 Information

Will I need to be vaccinated to participate in Kallah?

No, we are not requiring vaccination against COVID-19 in order to register for Kallah. ALEPH strongly recommends full vaccination (including booster doses) against COVID-19, but proof of vaccination is not required.

Will I need to provide proof of a negative test?

All participants are required to show proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival at the retreat or proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from a healthcare provider or public health official stating documentation of recovery. You will be responsible for the cost of this test, and will be required to submit proof of your negative test to ALEPH prior to arriving on campus.

In addition, rapid tests will also be administered to all attendees upon arrival. Upon arrival on campus, you will take a rapid test and wait for the results of your test. Once you receive your negative result, you will be able to continue the check-in process.

We also strongly recommend testing on your own throughout the event; a minimum of every third day.

What happens if I test positive before I come to Kallah?

If you (the registrant) test positive for COVID-19 and you are required to quarantine through the start date of the program, you will not be permitted to attend. We STRONGLY recommend travel insurance to cover the cost of your trip, as you will not be able to receive a refund directly from ALEPH.

What happens if someone I live with tests positive before I come to Kallah?

If someone with whom you share a household or for whom you are the primary caregiver tests positive before you are scheduled to come to Kallah, in accordance with CDC guidelines, you will not be required to quarantine unless you also exhibit symptoms and/or test positive. You will be required to show proof of your negative test upon arrival.

Will I have to wear a mask at Kallah, even if I am fully vaccinated?

You will not be required to wear a mask at Kallah. Please be respectful of others around you that choose to wear a mask.

Discrimation against those who choose to wear a mask will not be tolerated.

Will I have to practice social distancing?

ALEPH is not requiring social distancing at Kallah, but we ask that you respect the wishes of those around you who choose to remain further away from other participants.

What happens if I test positive while onsite?

Note that this response is as of December 2022, and this protocol may change by July 2023. Should you test positive while onsite, you will immediately begin quarantine. If you are sharing a room with another individual, you will be transferred to a single room with a private bathroom. If you are already in a single room, you will remain in your room. WCU will deliver three meals a day directly to you, and you will need to remain in quarantine until your quarantine is over and you may safely return home. Should your quarantine need to extend past July 9 (the end date of the program) you will be responsible for the additional cost of added nights and meals.

What happens if restrictions return and the event can’t be held?

In the unlikely case that the entire event is postponed due to increased COVID-19 restrictions from the CDC and WHO, we will transfer the cost of your registration to any event taking place through the end of 2024. You will not be able to receive a refund for the cost of your registration.

Is the ALEPH policy and protocol consistent with other mandated guidelines?

We believe this policy is entirely consistent with the CDC guidance.

How often will this policy and protocol be updated? Will this change before the event?

ALEPH leadership will review the policy and protocol regularly. ALEPH reserves the right to update these policies based on local positivity rates and community spread, informed by CDC guidelines. It is possible that certain aspects may be updated before July, and that will be communicated to all attendees. We are committed to keeping our guests as safe as possible.

Does this policy and protocol prevent all risk of contracting COVID-19?

While we practice an abundance of caution with this protocol, there is no way to reduce all risks of contracting COVID-19. We recommend that all highly vulnerable persons exercise their own judgment when determining whether to participate.

Please review the ALEPH COVID-19 Waiver, which can be found at www.aleph.org/covid19waiver.

We recognize that guests will arrive with various and diverse perspectives on their own perceived level of risk and on appropriate levels of preventive practices. Despite this diversity, we ask all guests to minimally respect the policy and protocol established by ALEPH.

A note about images: please note that all images used to promote this event are from events that took place prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Masks, social distancing, and other infection control measures will be in place as listed above.

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