Cold and Flu Season is Upon Us

In an effort to support each other’s health, we are asking that sangha members stay home if they are ill. We are recommending following the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines: please don’t come to the zendo if you have fever, cough, runny nose, muscle aches, or anything else you equate with viral illness. Consider getting a flu shot. Please stay home and take care of yourself for seven days or until you have not had fever for 48 hours, whichever is longer. If you realize you are ill after you have arrived on a Saturday or sesshin day, please let the director know before you go home.

This policy is in effect to support those who are ill as well as to protect others, particularly those with chronic debilitating illness or those who are immuno-compromised. We understand that some coughs and sneezes may result from allergies. Please inform the Saturday or sesshin director if this is the case with you. If you are uncertain, speak with the Saturday or sesshin director.

If you have further questions regarding this policy, please bring the issue to the practice committee.

This policy is cross listed on the Policies page.