Stone Circle Council Health Policies for In-Person Events
SCC believes that a multi-layered and cautious approach to gathering remains necessary at this time, in order to protect the health of our community. Our policy is based on guidance from our Health Advisory Committee and the best information available to us at this time. This policy will be updated if circumstances change or we learn new information. In addition, while these are our general guidelines, certain circumstances may require more stringent requirements.
Attendance: Please do not attend any in-person events if you test positive for COVID-19 within 5 days before you attend. If you tested positive for COVID-19 5-10 days before the event, make sure you wear a mask around others for 10 days after your onset of symptoms or positive test. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 prior to an in-person event, self-test and ensure you have a negative result before attending, and we recommend self-testing regularly throughout the event. As always, do not travel if you have any symptoms.
Symptoms: For the health of our community, please don’t attend in-person events if you have any of the following symptoms:
Vaccination: All attendees 5 and older are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and to provide proof of vaccination. You can upload your vaccination documents here, or you can bring them to the event. If you have already uploaded your documentation you don't have to provide it again. Booster shots are not required, but are strongly encouraged. If you have received a booster please upload or bring that documentation as well.
Testing: We strongly encourage every attendee to take an at-home rapid test prior to traveling. We also recommend bringing additional rapid tests for each day of your attendance, and encourage self-testing throughout the event. This is crucial to catching potential outbreaks before they happen.
Masking: Masks are required when indoors when we are at a venue with indoor spaces. Exceptions to the indoor mask policy will be made if you have indoor sleeping accommodations and are in your sleeping area, and for activities in restrooms that require unmasking (bathing/tooth brushing/etc). We recommend masks be worn while in ceremony outdoors, but they are not required. Certain ceremonies or activities may require increased masking at the discretion of the ritual leader, and if so, this will be communicated ahead of time. Please be mindful that we all have different risk tolerance; always ask before approaching another individual, and try to maintain at least 6 feet distancing when indoors and 3 feet when out-of-doors.
Venue: Some SCC events will take place at venues that are simultaneously hosting non-SCC groups. Within such venues SCC attendees will be required to adhere to SCC's health policy, while non-SCC attendees will not be beholden to SCC health policies, and so may be unvaccinated or unmasked. Additionally, we will always follow venue-specific policies, which depending on the location may require increased vaccination and/or masking. We will communicate in advance when we will be sharing a venue with non-SCC folks.