53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627

Genesis COVID-19 Statement

9/1/20 |

Category: News Articles

Genesis COVID-19 Statement


While the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, at Genesis we are preparing for a New Beginning! 

Winter is upon us, and Genesis staff have been delighted to safely welcome guests back on-site, even as we also continue on-line programming offerings. This information is current as of January 2021 and will be updated regularly.

(Click here)  to visit the list of our program offerings up to February 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.

 For 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. For those guests coming from "high risk" states, 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.
  • Currently, we offer single-room overnight accommodations only.
  • 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 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:

  • You will see two registration buttons on the page. 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 physical distancing guidelines at 413-562-3627.

Share this:

Latest News

Carry It Forward

Last month as I composed my blog post the hymn "O Come, O Come Emanuel" was ringing in my ears...Read on

Posted on 2021-01-04

Rest, Heal, NOURISH!

Genesis’ mission is that people are coming here for rest, healing, or maybe education and inspiration. My role is to make our guests feel comfortable...Read on

Posted on 2021-01-19

O Come, O Come Emmanuel!

The season of Advent is upon us and the hymn O Come, O Come Emmanuel has been floating in the back of my mind...Read on

Posted on 12/2/2020

Wayne's (Genesis) World

I am Wayne Cumberlander, the Maintenance Manager for Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center...Read on

Posted on 12/15/2020

Culivate an Attitude of Gratitude

At this time of year, as the November calendar rolls forward our hearts and minds naturally go to thinking about Thanksgiving and what we are grateful for...Read on

Posted on 11/19/2020

The Unfailing Unfolding of Providence

I have been learning a lot lately. In one respect, this not a surprise as I’m pursuing a Master of Arts in Depth Psychology, through Pacifica Graduate Institute...Read on

Posted on 11/12/2020

Autumn Splendor

It is October and very odd that I would be reflecting on the season of autumn...Read on

Posted on 10/20/2020

More Articles


The Earth is a communion of subjects, not a collection of objects.
- Thomas Berry