“A good half of the art of living is resilience.”
Alain de Botton
Dear beloved guests,
I hope this message finds you physically well and emotionally secure. Even as we try to achieve population immunity, we are still in the luminal time. We're approaching a second year of abundance of caution and protection, all events have been been rescheduled to 2022 in radical hope of safer gathering.
I'm fully vaccinated/boosted and see it as an another powerful tool of protection against the virus. (Art instructors and all venue staff are also fully vaccinated.) These decisions enhance all the steps we're taking to care about ourselves, our families, our communities and our health care system.
All retreats and studio gatherings/events are "planned with a purpose" using science-based public health expertise and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The American Public Health Association the Ohio Health Department and local health department.
For everyones safety, all studio openings, retreats, and workshops will be risk assessed and operated under current CDC guiding principles. This means masking, distancing, disinfection, and venue vaccination requirements and other required protocols.
EFFECTIVE MAY 13, 2021
Vaccines and boosters are readily available and it's time to get safely return to what we love to do. We must do it with care to build confidence. All events facilitated by Creative Communion at St. Mary's retreat center require vaccinated-only workshops and participants. Upon arrival all retreat guests must provide verification of a negative at home rapid COVID19 test taken within 12 hours of arrival.
Trade secret: At every retreat, along with the art, health and safety is also present.
Contracted venues and Creative Communion have taken all enhanced health and safety measures to protect all guests, instructors and facilitators. However, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present sharing the air. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Each person should asses their own personal risk against the safety measures in place. By participating in a retreat at St. Mary's, you voluntarily assume all risks related to any exposure to COVID-19, and the venue and Creative Communion disclaims any and all liability related thereto.
In accordance with guidance and recommendation set forth by the
CDC and local health officials, we respectfully request that the following guests not attend our events:
Guests who are feeling sick or experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms (including fever, cough, and shortness of breath);
Guests who have been diagnosed with, or believe to have contracted, COVID-19, unless you have had no fever for 72 hours (without the use of medicine) and 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared; and
Guests who have not been fully vaccinated and have been in contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
Due to venue contract requirements all 2022 retreats have a strict time-sensitive refund policy and/or non-refundable status. If at the time of a retreat or workshop you are unable to attend an event due to coronavirus and/or are quarantined as a result of exposure, stay home and take care of you and yours!
If you cannot attend a retreat and have a pre-purchased ticket please see the following considerations:
1. Your ticket opening can be sold to someone else.
2. Your ticket spot can be offered to the wait list for the event (if there is one).
3. Your ticket opening can be offered via social media announcement. Due to the high demand of the event and opening all best efforts will be made to made but we cannot guarantee its sale.
Our hearts, minds and bodies are built for connection.
My 🖤 is with yours.
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