March 14th COVID Policy Update

Mar 14, 2022

Common Ground Meditation Center COVID Policy 

As of March 14, 2022, Common Ground has dropped its mask and vaccine requirements following the recommendations of the CDC, the MN Department of Health, and our two Doctor consultants, Steve Hillson, Ramesh Sairam. We are asking all in person participants to consider everyone’s well being when deciding how to participate at Common Ground. Please participate remotely if you have viral symptoms such as fever and fatigue. Please consider your own and the community’s health and well being when considering whether or not to be vaccinated and boosted and when it is appropriate to wear a mask. We understand that not everyone will feel safe being at in-person programs with large groups of people. We are committed to continuing our virutal programming so that all who are interested can find a means to practice with the Common Ground community.

We must be prepared for future surges of COVID and other viruses, but for now it seems appropriate for the center to return to previous ways of operating. For folks who are medically vulnerable, Common Ground will continue to have good masks available for those who are in need of one. We must rely on our community’s wisdom and compassion as we navigate together these ever changing conditions. Feel free to reach out to the office if you wish to discuss these issues in terms of your participation at our City Center or Retreat Center. 

We are also happy to announce that the Center will sponsor a community conversation on Sunday, March 27th, 2-3:30 p.m. featuring Ramesh Sairam, one of our longtime Dharma Teachers and the Chair of our Board of Directors and community member Steve Hillson. These two doctors along with Guiding Teacher Shelly Graf will share and facilitate a community conversation around how we can wisely and compassionately engage in our world with the uncertainties of COVID and other public health issues that might arise. Please join in if you can.

Wishing us all ease in this transition,

Shelly Graf and Mark Nunberg

 

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