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Kallah K’tanah 2022 FAQ

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.

Registration

How do I know which ticket type is right for me?

We recommend looking through the ticket types on the pricing page to decide which one best suits your needs.

Can I just show up on the day of the event?

No, you may not show up without a prior registration. We are unable to accept any walk-up participants without a prior registration. Participants without a registration will be turned away.

Tell me more about payment.

You may pay with a Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover. When you register, you will have the option to make your payment in full or make a 50% deposit. Should you select the deposit option, the remainder of the cost will be automatically charged to the card on file on June 1.

When does registration close?

Due to capacity limitations and with extraordinary caution due to the pandemic, we are limiting registration to the first 100 participants at this time. If you would like to be guaranteed attendance, we strongly recommend registering to secure your spot as soon as you are able.

What is the cancellation policy?

Final balances: All balances are due by June 1, 2022. A late fee of $60 may be applied to payments received after June 1.

Cancellation policy: Cancellations must be received in writing to kallah@aleph.org. Cancellations received until June 1, 2022 may receive a full refund (less $60 registration fee per person.) Cancellations received from June 2 – 10, 2022 may receive a 50% refund. Cancellations will not be accepted on or after June 11, 2022. There will be no refunds or exchanges.

Can children or teens attend?

We sincerely apologize, but we will be unable to accomodate children under the age of 18 at Kallah K’tanah this summer. Thank you for your understanding.

Transportation and Offsite Hotels

What airport should I fly into?

We recommend flying into Denver International Airport (DIA). Fort Collins is approximately one hour north of Denver.

How should I plan on getting from the airport to Fort Collins?

We are proud to be partnering exclusively with Groome Transportation shuttle service (formerly Green Ride). Groome provides hassle-free shuttle transportation from the Denver International Airport directly to the CSU Campus in Fort Collins.

When you register with Groome Transportation, under “Pickup location” select the drop down menu that says “Hotels and other regular pickup locations.” We recommend selecting “FC – Academic Village.” This will take you to the Academic Village on the CSU campus in Fort Collins. If you are residing in the dorms, this will be just steps away from your housing. This will also be next to the registration and check in location.

If you prefer, you can also register via phone by calling Groome directly at (970) 226-5533 and providing the code “ALEPH.” This will give you a $5 discount. You may also receive a $5 discount by registering online. Note that Groome does also offer a senior discount, but multiple discounts cannot be applied to one registration. All questions regarding shuttle service should be directed to Groome Transportation.

Are there any hotels nearby if I don’t want to stay in the dorms?

There are two hotels near the CSU campus: the Hilton Fort Collins and the Best Western University Inn.

The Hilton Fort Collins is approximately an 18 minute walk to the dining hall, and a 20 minute walk to the building where most of the classes will be held. Transportation from the hotel to campus is NOT provided by Kallah. Reservations with the Hilton Fort Collins can be made directly on their website.

The Best Western University Inn is approximately an 18 minute walk to the dining hall, and a 12 minute walk to the building where most of the classes will be held. Transportation from the hotel to campus is NOT provided by Kallah. Note that the Best Western University Inn is motel-style housing with two floors, and there is no elevator to the second floor. If mobility is a challenge, we recommend requesting to book a room on the first floor. First floor availability is not guaranteed. Reservations with the Best Western University Inn can be made directly on their website.

If you choose to book at either hotel, please select the Commuter option at registration.

Check In and Check Out Times

When should I arrive to and depart Fort Collins?

Kallah K’tanah 2022 will begin on Wednesday, July 6.

Please plan on checking in to your dorm (or picking up your registration information, if you are commuting) between 1 pm and 4 pm on Wednesday. Dinner is the first meal that is provided with regular registration.

If you select early arrival on Tuesday, July 5, please plan on checking into your dorm between 2 and 4 pm on Tuesday. Tuesday dinner is the first meal that is provided with early arrival registration.

Our full-group Opening Ceremony will take place at 7 pm.

Check-out time is on Sunday, July 10, at 9 am. The last meal that is included with regular registration is breakfast on Sunday. Please plan on heading to your next destination on Sunday morning.

May I come in on Tuesday, July 5?

Yes, please let us know by selecting “Early Tuesday Arrival” when you register. There is an extra fee of $150 per adult or Kesher. We cannot accommodate early arrival without an advance reservation that includes this choice. For early arrival, check in time is at 4 pm on July 5. Dinner is included.

Dorms at Colorado State University

Tell me about the dorm housing.

The dorms at CSU are modern with controlled air conditioning. Each room will have two twin beds that will be made before your arrival. Each bed will have linens that fit the twin extra-long beds, pillows, and blankets. Towels, wastebaskets, recycle bins will be provided.

What items are not provided in the dorms?

Hangers, bedside/reading lamps, clocks, soap, other toiletries, refrigerator, and microwave are NOT included.

Are the dorms air-conditioned?

Yes, all dorms are air-conditioned.

Are there kitchen facilities in the dorms that we can use?

Each residence hall has a community kitchen (full with all appliances) that guests staying in that hall can use.

Colorado State University Information

How long is the walk from the dorms to the classes and the dining hall?

The dining hall is located in Corbett Hall, about a 10 minute walk from the dorms.

Some of the classes will be held in nearby residence halls that are within a 1 to 5 minute walk from the dorms or the dining hall. Other classes will be held at the Lory Student Center, which is located in between both sections and around a 7 minute walk from each. We cannot make any guarantees for where your class will be located.

Or, take advantage of our fleet of golf carts to shuttle you. See next FAQ.

I have mobility issues. How will I get around campus?

A fleet of golf carts will assist guests during transition times between programs and meals. If you need a one-person personal mobility vehicle, we will help you find a vendor who can rent directly to you.

Do you have a map of the CSU campus?

Of course! Click here to view a map of the CSU campus.

Note to those of you who have joined us at CSU before—we will be on a different side of campus than we have been in the past. We will be housed in the Academic Village buildings, and dining at the Foundry (located inside Corbett Hall.) Classes and evening programming will take place in the nearby buildings, as well as the Lory Student Center.

Is there parking?

If you are staying on campus, complimentary parking is included with your room. You are free to come and go as needed, but only one pass per room will be provided. More information about how to acquire your pass will be available in the near future.

If you are commuting to campus with a commuter registration ticket, parking is including in your rate. More information about how to acquire your pass will be available in the near future.

If you need to park for any other reason, note that discounted daily parking is available at a rate of $14.01 per day. Handicapped parking spaces are available on campus for those who need them. More information about how to acquire your pass will be available in the near future.

Can we use the pool and gym on campus?

More information will be coming soon.

Where is the nearest ATM, should I need it?

The nearest ATM is in the Lory Student Center, where some of our programming will be taking place.

Where is the nearest Post Office?

Colorado State University’s onsite mail center is for CSU use only. The closest post office is located at 301 South Howes Street, Floor 1, Fort Collins, CO 80521. It is approximately a 25 minute walk or 8 minute drive from the dorms.

Where is the nearest hospital? What about urgent care?

The nearest 24 hour hospital and emergency room is the UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital, located at 1024 South Lemay Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524. It is approximately a 12 minute drive from the dorms.

The nearest urgent care is Concentra Urgent Care, located at 620 South Lemay Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524. Their hours vary, but they are typically open from 7 am to 7 pm on most weekdays.

Can I use the CSU library?

Yes, you will have access to the CSU library for viewing (but not checking out) books.

What if I need to do laundry?

Each residence hall has a laundry facility that guests can use for free. Detergent is NOT provided. It is recommended that you bring your own detergent or purchase some near campus.

Will we have access to the internet?

Yes, a guest code will be made available to you when you arrive on campus.

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