The Covid-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges to the safe presentation of in-person gatherings of all types.
For this summer, our safety protocols will be guided by the recommendations of the national Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
We anticipate that these measures will continue to evolve in response to the progress of the virus, but as of this writing:
– All participants, including children, must provide documentation, verified with a photo ID, that they are up to date with a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and have gotten the most recent booster dose recommended by the CDC.
*Please see below for the definition of “up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters”.
– We recommend that Gathering participants remain on campus throughout the week.
– Other Covid precautions may be imposed in the spring depending on conditions projected for July. Registrants will be notified in advance of additional safety protocols.
– Participants will be updated throughout the spring of any changes or additions to these safety measures.
*You are up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and have gotten the most recent booster dose recommended for you by the CDC, at least two weeks before your participation in the 2023 Swannanoa Gathering.
CDC COVID-19 vaccine recommendations are based on three things:
The vaccine you first received,
and The length of time since your last dose
As of right now, being up-to-date would include having 1 bivalent booster, if at least two months from a previous vaccine or booster. From now through June, if an additional booster is recommended, that would then also be required.