Taking Care of our Immunocompromised Teacher(s) and Community Members

When Mark Nunberg is teaching, Please Reflect: If you have any respiratory or flu symptoms (coughing, sneezing, shortness of breath, runny nose, fever, or sore throat), no matter what you think the cause for these symptoms might be, we are asking you to wear an N95 or KN95 mask and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, (available on the table in lobby). You can also choose to join in at home on Zoom or Youtube livestream. 

These procedures have been put in place to protect the health of Common Ground’s Co-Guiding Teacher Mark Nunberg, the many other community members who are immunocompromised, and those folks who simply wish to avoid getting a cold or flu as much as possible. We aspire to have a space where all community members feel safe to attend in-person programs. This means that we all generously take responsibility to protect each other by assessing our respiratory and general health condition each time we are considering coming to the center. We take these compassionate precautions out of our deep valuing of non-harming and our intention to care for each other. Of course these procedures will be imperfect; there will always be uncertainty, risk, and ambiguity. Still, we choose to do what we can do as an act of compassion for Mark and the whole community. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We have asked our program hosts and other center leaders to hand anyone with respiratory symptoms a copy of this statement and an N95 (or KN95) mask. Thank you for your careful attention.

Shelly Graf and Mark Nunberg

Common Ground’s Guiding Teachers

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