COVID Safety Guidelines

The RCZC Board has assembled a healthcare advisory team in response to the COVID pandemic. The team meets whenever the CDC issues new safety guidance, and updates our own guidelines accordingly. For the safety of all members of the sangha, we will continue to offer the Zoom option for programs whenever practical.

See our Weekly Schedule and Event pages to check which events can be attended in person.

Red Cedar In-person Standard Event Covid Safety Guidelines

Our temporary physical zendo is at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship.

When attending practices and events in our sangha space at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (BUF), please adhere to the following safety protocols to help keep our members safe during the Covid pandemic.

For unvaccinated individuals

  • You are warmly invited to participate with Sangha by Zoom for all services, retreats, sesshins, discussions and private interviews with a teacher. Responding to an infectious disease epidemic is a dynamic process and the policy could change in the future.  

    Meanwhile, we ask you not to attend Zendo in person UNLESS you bring results of a PCR test completed within the past 24 hours by a certified Lab (Not a rapid test regardless of who administers it.)  

For vaccinated individuals: (basic series and all boosters)

  • Remain up-to-date with basic vaccinations and periodic boosters.  You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines if you have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received the most recent booster dose recommended for you by CDC.

  • Masking is optional according to your own self-determined level of risk (age, medical conditions, etc) for short services (Thursday evenings)

  • Masking is strongly recommended for everyone during multi-hour or multi-day events.  

  • Please do not come to Zendo if you are symptomatic or have had a known exposure to a person with Covid

  • Continue hand hygiene and distancing as recommended by CDC and the State of WA Dept of Health

Outdoor Activities

  • Vaccinated individuals may mask depending on their personal risk

  • Unvaccinated individuals may attend.  Social distancing and masking are required.  

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