Yetzirah Summer Conference: 2023 COVID Policy

The health and safety of our participants, faculty, and staff are our top priorities. Accordingly, we reserve the right to update these guidelines in response to evolving state and federal guidelines

We will require proof of vaccination and at least one booster from all attendees, as well as proof of a negative Covid test taken within 24 of arriving in Asheville.

In our prioritization of community care, given that there may be many among us who are in some way  immunocompromised, we will encourage masking indoors in public spaces, and will have reminders and signs hung to encourage the wearing of masks. 

We also ask that those flying into Asheville please mask while on planes and in public concourses.

As weather allows, we will ask that participants take advantage of opportunities to eat outdoors, both during shared on-campus lunches and when dining off-campus. We will provide  lists of recommended local restaurants that have outdoor dining options.

Given Asheville’s lovely summers, we will try and hold as many of our gatherings outside as possible.

If anyone exhibits symptoms of Covid-19 during the Retreat, we will ask them to test, and if positive, the individual can recover in a single dorm residence or at their home. We will provide tests for individuals who have come into close contact with any person who tests positive.

Should a Contributor test positive for Covid-19 prior to the Conference and be unable to attend, up to June 15, five days before the conference, Yetzirah will refund their tuition and open the space to another Contributor. After June 15, refunds will be based on our ability to secure another Contributor.

Please note that the campus housing is shared, with communal common spaces and bathrooms. We will ask that each apartment of participants discuss their comfort around masking in shared spaces and act according to the apartment consensus.

Overall, whatever our participants’ individual health concerns, we ask that our community acts in a way that honors and protects the most vulnerable among us.