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Genesis COVID-19 Policies

2021-04-08 |

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NEW! Click here for current COVID-19 data for Hampden County, MA

April is here, and the crocuses and daffodils are blooming at Genesis!  Genesis staff have been delighted to safely welcome guests back on-site on a limited basis, even as we also continue on-line programming offerings. This information is current as of April 14, 2021 and will be updated regularly.

(Click here)  to visit the list of our program offerings from February to September 2021. 

 

For all visitors and guests - Please do not come to Genesis if you:

  • have symptoms of illness, including cough, fever, loss of taste and smell, runny nose, vomiting or diarrhea. We will issue a full refund of fees you have paid.
  • have traveled by airline, train or bus within the past 14 days.
  • have been exposed to someone who is confirmed to have COVID-19.

Visitors are welcome to walk the grounds of Providence Arboretum at Genesis, observing physical distancing. 

For all guests coming inside Genesis , We continue to follow Massachusetts' physical distancing guidelines and are limiting the attendance for sessions in accordance with regulations.

  • Face masks must be worn in hallways and public areas inside Genesis.
  • Six-foot distancing should be observed at all times.

UPDATE REGARDING OVERNIGHT STAYS, in addition to the above:

  • We are currently following the Commonwealth of MA guidelines regarding guests who reside in "high risk" states who are coming to Genesis for overnight stays.
  • IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN VACCINATED:  For guests coming from outside Massachusetts, a COVID test is required within 72 hours of arrival at our center with the negative test results submitted to Genesis prior to arrival. In addition, please be aware, depending on your state of residence, there may be a quarantine period of up to 14 days upon your return home. We strongly suggest to consult your state website COVID information for more details.
  • IF YOU HAVE BEEN VACCINATED:  If you have gotten two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines or one dose of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine more than 14 days but less than 90 days ago and do not have symptoms, you do not need to have a negative test before traveling to Massachusetts or quarantine when you arrive.  However, prior to your arrival at Genesis, you must provide documentation of your vaccination, including the date(s) given. This documentation may be emailed to genesis@genesisspiritualcenter.org or faxed to Genesis at 413-572-1060.
  • Soap and hand-sanitizer will be provided in each guest room as well as throughout the buildings.
  • Dining seating will be arranged to preserve physical distancing. Meals will be served individually at each table.
  • Shower and toilet stalls will be assigned and a cleaning schedule will be posted to aide in planning your day.

If an on-site program is also being offered as an online live-stream:

  • For some programs, you will see two registration options. Select the option of your preference - on-site or live-stream from your home. If you are live-streaming from your home, after you register, an email will be sent to you prior to the start of the online program with Zoom access information.
  • To access our online live-stream programs, you will need to register for a FREE Zoom account at this link: https://zoom.us/  If you do not currently have the Zoom app installed on your home computer or your cell phone, you can find the correct app here: http://www.zoom.us

We welcome any questions regarding programming or COVID guidelines at 413-562-3627 or via email at genesis@genesisspiritualcenter.org

 

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