COVID Updates

The RCZC Board has assembled a healthcare advisory team in response to the rapid rise of Omicron COVID infections, and this team has concluded that it is now safe to begin opening up some events to in-person attendance. For now, we will continue to offer the Zoom option for all programs.

Latest update: Saturday Morning Practice is now in person and masks at the zendo are optional.

Currently, the following events may be attended in person (they can also be attended via our virtual zendo):

  • Thursday evening practice.
  • Saturday morning practice.
  • One-day sits.
See our Weekly Schedule and Event pages for details of each.

Our temporary physical zendo is at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship.

Red Cedar In-person Event Covid Safety Guidelines

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.

Before arriving at BUF:

  • Please send a photo of your vaccination card showing a completed vaccine series and one booster to registrar@redcedarzen.org.

  • Please stay home if you have any Covid symptoms, even if a home test is negative. 

  • Please stay home if you have tested positive for Covid and refer to CDC Guidelines https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html   

  • Please stay home if you have a known CoVid exposure and refer to CDC Guidelines  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html.

  • Please stay home if you have not completed a vaccine series, including at least one booster.

On arrival at BUF:

  • Masks are now optional.

  • Sign in with the registrar and show the vaccination record if you have not already sent her a photo of your vax record.

  • Proceed to the hand-washing station.

  • There will be a small supply of masks at the door.  

When in the  Zendo:

  • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet when sitting, walking, in restrooms, on stairways and anywhere we tend to cluster. 

  • Wear masks continually during service.

  • Chanting while masked is acceptable.

After the event:

  • Wipe down chairs and other hard surfaces.

  • Congregate outdoors for socializing. 

If you develop a positive Covid test within days after the event:

  • Please let the registrar know at registrar@redcedarzen.org.

  • Using the registrar’s check-in list, we will follow best practices to notify individuals who may have been exposed. You will remain anonymous.

  • If you have been exposed please refer to the CDC website:   

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html.
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