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Genesis COVID-19 Statement

9/1/20 |

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

September is here and Genesis staff have been delighted to welcome many guests back on-site, even as we also continue on-line programming offerings. This information is current as of September 1st and will be updated regularly.

(Click here)  to visit the list of our September 2020 to February 2021 program offerings. 


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. 

Groups meeting outdoors are required to practice physical distancing of 6 feet. 

  • Coordinate your visit in advance with the Genesis office at 413-562-3627.
  • As possible, bring your own chair. A limited number of sanitized chairs will be available from Genesis.
  • At this time, we are restricting access inside Genesis buildings, including bathrooms - please plan accordingly. 
  • We appreciate your taking any beverage containers or trash with you when you depart.

For sessions held indoors, guest sign-in and temperature check are required.

  • We continue to follow Massachusetts' physical distancing guidelines and are limiting the attendance for sessions held inside in accordance with regulations.
  • Face masks must be worn in hallways and public areas inside Genesis.

 For overnight stays, in addition to the above:

  • 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.


We welcome any questions regarding programming or physical distancing guidelines at 413-562-3627.

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