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COVID-19: Spring-Summer 2022 Policy

We value the good health and wellbeing of our guests, instructors, neighbors and staff as we resume in-person public workshops and events at Sitka. Based on positive feedback from the Sitka community in 2021, and due to continuing public health changes and challenges, Sitka will continue to require vaccination against COVID-19 for the 2022 on-campus season.

Vaccination required: For in-person workshop attendees, instructors, staff and other campus visitors, Sitka requires that you provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (vaccine card or photo of vaccine card). Following OHA and CDC guidance, full vaccination includes being at least two weeks past receiving a second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Sitka encourages but does not require all who are eligible to receive boosters. If you have questions about vaccination or boosters, please contact your health care provider.

To verify your vaccination status, please email a photo of your vaccine card to Alternately you may bring your vaccine card or a photo of it when you arrive for your workshop. Tip: Keep a copy of your vaccine card in your bag and/or car, and a picture on your phone so you have proof of vaccination with you at all times.

Online accommodations: For those who are not eligible for vaccination or uncomfortable participating in-person, please contact us at 541-994-5485 or to learn more about which workshops will have online accommodation options during the 2022 season. Like last year, and due to the format of our workshops and operations, we are not able to offer a testing accommodation at this time. If conditions change, Sitka will reevaluate the need for additional screening measures with guidance from local public health authorities.

Masking: Sitka will follow CDC guidelines and require masking when Lincoln and/or Tillamook County is at a COVID-19 high-risk level. At low and medium levels, masks are optional at Sitka this spring and summer. You can access the CDC COVID-19 county tracking tool here.

Health self-screening: Before coming to the Sitka campus, all visitors are asked to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms and recent exposure risks. If you have questions about symptoms, exposure or your health, contact your health care provider.

Full refund guarantees and flexible cancellation policies are in place in the event plans need to change due to COVID-19.

Other proactive measures including physical distancing, hand-washing and other public health best practices informed by the latest requirements and recommendations from the OHA and CDC will be taken and adapted in step with the latest guidance.  

Subject to Change: Sitka will adapt our COVID-19 policy as needed in response to changing public heath conditions and guidance.

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