COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

The COR team has been hard at work to ensure that necessary measures are in place so that our participants, facilitators, and staff remain safe and healthy.

We are taking precautions to minimize exposure by enacting protocols based on recommendations and guidelines issued by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and local public health agencies.

As of January 10, 2022, COR has updated its COVID-19 Protocols to be consistent with the CDC’s recommendations and guidelines.  These protocols are subject to change due to future updates with CDC recommendations and local regulations.  

We are proud to announce that we have safely held eight workshops and trainings in 2021 without any Covid cases.  This is due to our policy regarding testing.

All participants, staff, and facilitators regardless of vaccination status are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of the start of the workshop; please plan accordingly so that the test result will be available by arrival. A home antigen test is not acceptable; we require a test from a testing center or medical facility.

We will continue to monitor state and federal recommendations and adjust our protocols accordingly.

Prior to arrival

For ALL WORKSHOPS:

We accept the Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test.

The test needs to be taken within 72 hours of attending, which is at most 3 days prior to training start and/or your arrival at the workshop/training location.

Participants and staff must arrive on-site with either a hard copy negative test result or you can show your result on your phone.

Every participant, staff, and facilitator will sign an Informed COVID Consent form which confirms your willingness to abide by these guidelines, and confirms your willingness to take the risk of attending a workshop with COR.

We ask that each person be self-responsible regarding mask-wearing. Participants will have the option to wear or remove masks for workshop sessions. If a participant would prefer to wear a mask, they have the option to be near and partnered with others who wear masks.

If someone tests positive for COVID-19 within three weeks of the start of the workshop, you cannot attend and you will be transferred to the next upcoming workshop or training. The CDC recommends 10 days, which is 5 days of isolation and another 5 days of wearing a mask.  We have decided to add an additional week to this for safety. 

ongoing operations

Our catering team has received training on proper food handling, facility cleaning, and sanitization.

We have circulated COVID-19 prevention information and instructed staff who are experiencing any compromise of health to stay home as recommended by the CDC.

All participants, staff, venue staff, and facilitators will be given a temperature check every morning at the workshop or training.  Everyone will have access to alcohol-based cleaners and hand sanitizers throughout the training venue.

frequently asked questions

What are you doing at the training to ensure safety?

See COR Ongoing Operations for detailed description above.

 

By when do I need to take my COVID-19 test?

The test needs to be taken within 72 hours of attending, which is at most 3 days prior to training/workshop start and/or your arrival.

Participants and staff must arrive on-site with a hard copy negative test result.

I just got vaccinated for COVID-19. Do I still need to test?

Yes, due to the Omicron variant which has been occasionally contracted even by fully vaccinated individuals, even if you are “fully vaccinated”, you are still required to take a test prior to the training and provide a hard copy of negative test results.

What about people that are traveling? 

We understand there is a certain level of risk of exposure when traveling. Although we do not require certain protocols outside of testing, our strong recommendation is to practice utmost caution while traveling, maintain social distance as much as possible, wear an N95 mask and bring sanitizing wipes to wipe your seat down on the airplane or anywhere else that is a high traffic area.

Can I have my own room?

Unfortunately, there is very limited availability of single rooms at the workshop place. Most participants, staff and facilitators will have shared accommodations.

Do I have to wear a mask?

We are not requiring masks, however, we do have masks available to anyone that wants one.
We encourage participants to be self-responsible and take whatever measures they need for their risk level, including mask wearing or no physical contact. 

I’m immunocompromised. Can I still attend?

At this time we do not recommend attending if you are immunocompromised.

I’ve already had COVID-19. Can I attend?

If someone tests positive for COVID-19 within three weeks of the start of the workshop, you cannot attend and you will be transferred to the next upcoming workshop or training. The CDC recommends 10 days, which is 5 days of isolation and another 5 days of wearing a mask.  We have decided to add an additional week to this for safety.

Will there be social distancing at the training?

Due to the nature of our experiential training, we can not guarantee 6 feet of social distancing throughout the training. However, we will do our best to accommodate for more spaciousness as processes allow, if any participant wants that.

What if someone shows symptoms at the training?

Anyone deemed a possible risk will be assessed and a determination made as to if they can participate in a way that continues to insure the safety of the group. Every effort will be made to keep them engaged in a safe way until it is determined they are not Covid positive.