Planning to Attend Heartwood Refuge?

On July 1 we open for local sangha and Self Directed Retreats only.  In person retreats are tentatively scheduled to open in early August. Check back for updated information.

Review these COVID-19 Guest Guidelines

Heartwood Refuge respectfully requests that you DO NOT ATTEND a retreat at Heartwood if you have:

  • knowingly been exposed to, or lived with, someone who has had COVID-19 during the 14 days plus 3 symptom free days prior to a retreat. You will receive a credit for a future retreat, valid for 24 months.
  • re-entered the U.S. after travel in the previous 14 days plus 3 symptom free days.  You will receive a credit for a future retreat, valid for 24 months.

How We’re Protecting You 

LOCAL SANGHA

  1. On-property attendance for our Embracing Simplicity Sangha is capped at 30 members, to allow maximum distance among individuals.
  2. All visitors are required to pre-register online to ensure social distancing.
  3. Upon arrival, every sangha member will be asked to sanitize hands, apply a face mask. Temperatures will be checked upon arrival. Those with a temperature above 100F will be asked to leave
  4. Common areas are cleaned throughout the day and immediately after group use using a three-step protocol that includes at least two passes of a CDC-approved cleaning solution.
  5. We encourage you to stay home, or go home, if you don’t feel well.

RETREATANTS

  1. Guest room assignments are rotated to maximize time between use.
  2. Guest rooms are cleaned using a three-step protocol that includes at least two  passes of a CDC-approved cleaning solution.
  3. Linens are cleaned at a commercial-grade off site facility.
  4. Upon arrival, every guest will be asked to sanitize hands, apply a face mask. Temperatures will be checked upon arrival.
    Those with a temperature above 100F will be asked to leave. (Unused portions of a retreat/experience will be credited.)
  5. Our resident volunteers will serve you at meals to limit the number of buffet utensils and objects you must touch. No more than two guests will sit at each 6-foot table. Disposable eating utensils will be provided. Meal planning and seating will be determined by retreat to ensure safe distancing.
  6. Common areas are cleaned throughout the day and immediately after group use using a three-step protocol that includes at least two passes of a CDC-approved cleaning solution.

How You Can Protect Yourself

  1. Self-monitor your health. Stay home, or go home, if you don’t feel well. A refund will be provided for unused portions of a retreat.
  2. Remain on property after you’ve arrived until the end of your event / retreat.
  3. Wear a mask while at Heartwood Refuge.
  4. Wash hands frequently and maintain good hygiene.
  5. Consider wearing a pair of gloves.
  6. Maintain six feet of distance between yourself and others.
  7. Sit with no more than one other person per six-foot dining table. You also may dine outside at numerous scenic locations.

How You Can Protect Others

In addition to the above:

  1. Observe space decals on the floor to help you maintain distance in a queue.
  2. Step back if someone approaches you too closely.
  3. Pause and let another pass in the hallway.
  4. Allow us to check your temperature upon arrival. Doing so can help identify a first symptom that risks everyone’s safety.