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Kallah K’tanah 2022 COVID-19 Info

COVID-19 Information

Will I need to be vaccinated to participate in Kallah K’tanah?

Yes, we are requiring that registrants be fully vaccinated, including a booster dose, in order to register for Kallah K’tanah. “Fully vaccinated” means having had all the required doses of a vaccine (either one or two doses, depending upon the product), as well as a booster dose administered 5+ months following the initial dose(s), and a minimum of two weeks between the booster dose and the start of the event. Registration for this event will not be considered complete until a record of vaccination has been received.

NOTE: As of March 2022, one booster is required. The CDC has recently made a second booster available to persons age 50 or older, and if you fall into the category, we suggest receiving that booster before the start of the event. Should an additional booster become recommended by the CDC prior to the start date of the program (July 2022), proof of that booster will be required to attend.

How do I provide proof of vaccination at the time of registration for overnight retreats?

Please provide proof of being fully vaccinated by taking a picture of the COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card you received from the vaccination provider and uploading it using the file upload when you register for the program. The registration is a secure, protected site.

Will I need to provide proof of a negative test?

In addition to vaccination, 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.

In addition, rapid tests will also be administered to all attendees upon arrival.

What happens if I test positive before I come to Kallah K’tanah?

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 K’tanah?

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 K’tanah, 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 K’tanah, even if I am fully vaccinated?

Out of an abundance of caution, we expect that all attendees will wear masks at all times other than:

  • When in your designated room
  • When eating inside
  • When outside

In accordance with CDC guidelines, N95, KN95, or surgical masks are strongly recommended (not cloth masks.)

Will I have to practice social distancing?

Out of an abundance of caution, we ask that retreatants and guests practice social distancing throughout the retreats and during day-long events.

What happens if I test positive while onsite?

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. CSU 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 10 (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 2023. 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, erring on the side of prudent caution.

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

ALEPH leadership will review the policy and protocol regularly. It is possible that certain aspects may be updated before July, and that will be communicated to all attendees.

While we recognize that aspects of this policy and protocol are less than ideal, 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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