Covid Policy Statement

COVID POLICY (As of August 7th, 2022)

Your health is very important to us.  We, along with Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center, will meet or exceed CDC, Washington State, and Snohomish County Health District guidelines. Please note that our Covid policy may change as we take into account current scientific guidance, along with recommendations from government agencies as we approach the start of the workshop. We will send notice of any changes by email.

  • Safety for all: Although we have to be indoors (because of the season), the workshop location is very spacious and has a good ventilation system. This will allow workshop participants to spread out and participate while still maintaining social distancing from others. Our protocol meets or exceeds current CDC, WA State Department of Health and local County guidelines and is subject to revision based on changes in those guidelines.
  • Vaccinations: We will require that all workshop participants, attendees, and instructors be vaccinated to the level recommended for their age range by the CDC. Proof of vaccination status will be required at the time of registration; we will make it possible to send images of your vaccination card with your registration. Children from 6 months old can now receive vaccines- we’ll need proof of those vaccines as well.  We may require further proof of additional boosters, should they become available.
  • Testing: In order to protect our workshop community from infection, we reserve the right to require rapid testing on the day of arrival to the workshop. We recommend testing prior to arrival and we may ask you to provide documentation of a negative rapid test when you check in at the workshop. (A photograph of your negative test with a time/date stamp will suffice. If not provided, we will ask you to complete a rapid test at the time of check in.)
  • If you develop symptoms of COVID (even mild) or if you come in contact with someone who is COVID positive within 10 days from the start of the workshop, please don’t attend without testing immediately before you leave for the workshop AND at arrival. Anyone who tests positive will be required to leave the workshop and will receive a partial refund. (To minimize this risk, practice isolation 10-14 days prior to the workshop, to prevent covid exposure.) Minors whose guardian(s) are not allowed to stay at the workshop will also need to leave unless a new guardian can be found who is staying at the workshop.
  • Masking: Good quality N95 or KN95 masking will be required when indoors (and not actively eating or performing). Please provide your own masks.
  • Housing at the workshop: Warm Beach has rooms that accommodate just one or two people, and also those that can accommodate larger groups of 3 to six people. We ask you to begin contemplating your housing preferences as soon as possible and consider whether there are others attending the workshop with whom you can form a “pod” (safe housing unit). We will ask for any information you have on a “pod” on the initial application and again when the balance of fees is due to enable us to assign housing.
  • During the workshop: We will not be monitoring for fever or symptoms during the workshop, but if you do develop any, we ask you to consider your community and report to the workshop registrar, and we will ask you to undergo an additional Covid test.
  • Covid cancellation policy: Requests for refunds due to Covid exposure or Covid-related concerns will be considered.

Warm Beach Covid Practices:

  • Warm Beach staff: All staff are vaccinated.
  • Cleaning: There are enhanced cleaning practices in effect for public spaces and restrooms.
  • Hand sanitizer: will be available outside meeting and dining facilities.
  • Lodging: Occupancy set at 6 feet between heads when sleeping. If you’re rooming with your immediate family and no one else, there are no restrictions regarding distance between the heads of beds when sleeping.  ** IF you are staying with friends, it is your responsibility to assure that everyone agrees on distancing and masking status.
  • Dining: Meals served cafeteria style. Mask required until seated.