2024 Covid-19 Safety Protocols

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges to the safe presentation of in-person gatherings of all types. It is possible that these measures will continue to evolve in response to the progress of the virus, but as of this writing:

We will NOT be requiring proof of vaccination status of participants for 2024.


But we HIGHLY recommend that you are vaccinated with the latest vaccine/booster, at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the week you are attending.

In addition:
  • We recommend that folks tighten their exposure circle in the days before camp to limit the chance of exposure.
  • We encourage you to wear a mask while at airports and while on the plane.
  • We encourage all attendees to take 2 Covid-19 home tests, 48 hours apart, before arrival, and to bring test kits with you to camp.
  • If you test positive or come in close contact with a Covid-19 positive person before traveling to the Swannanoa Gathering, do not attend. Contact our office with any questions.
  • Masks are optional while on campus, but encouraged for those wanting or needing to take additional precautions.
    Consider wearing a mask in crowded or poorly ventilated indoor areas.
  • As much as the weather and our facilities allow, we will schedule events in outdoor spaces, including our tents and pavilions, and large rooms whenever available.
  • If you go off campus while here, please be considerate of your SG family and practice discretion and precautions.
  • If you test positive for Covid-19 during your participation, we ask that you contact our office (or our Dorm Host if after 6 PM) and make arrangements to leave campus. Our staff can discuss further with you at the time. If you develop symptoms after known exposure to a covid-positive person, we also ask that you leave campus.
  • If you develop symptoms, but have no known Covid-19 exposure or positive test, we ask that you wear a well-fitted K-N95 or N95 mask while indoors with others or when close to others outside. Please follow CDC guidelines on testing. Please contact our office with questions.

CDC Quicklinks

Covid-19 Exposure Travel & Covid-19 Prevention Symptoms

Isolation Guidelines Covid-19 Testing Covid-19 Risks

Long Covid Data & Science Wastewater Surveillance

Intro to Epidemiology CDC Updates