"Something as earthbound as fabric and clay and paint can speak our most wordless longings, express our delight and grief. Beauty can connect our hearts to the divine heart." ~ Guild Founder Richard Caemmerer

COVID-19 Policy

As we continue to monitor the changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grunewald Guild is committed to following current federal, state and county guidelines. Honoring the diversity of age and health conditions within our community, we seek to minimize the risk of community based spread of COVID-19 and its variants.

All participants are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Both residential and commuter Guild participants must also receive a negative COVID test within 24 hours of initial arrival on campus.

Either a rapid antigen test or a PCR test are acceptable, and results must be received by each participant before arrival on campus.

This community is one that value’s mutual care and respect, especially for those community members who are at higher risk. To further protect our community from COVID-19 exposure, we ask all Guild participants to minimize outside social contact in the week leading up to their arrival on campus and to employ appropriate safety precautions (masking, social distancing, etc) when interacting with others. We also ask that all Guild participants employ appropriate safety precautions if they leave campus during their stay.

We are committed to making available test kits for participants who develop symptoms while at the Guild. However, Guild supply is dependent on shifting availability. We ask each participant to bring at least two unused rapid antigen tests with them to supplement the Guild’s supply. If you test positive while at the Guild, we will ask that you isolate and return home as early as possible. The Guild Directors will review the case and take appropriate action to minimize exposure to others.

Updated May 25, 2022

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