Alderleaf Update on Covid-19
Our thoughts go out to all those affected by Covid-19 as we navigate these challenging times. Our priority is the safety of our students, staff, and community.
We are monitoring updates from national and local health agencies, and will update the information below as we learn more.
Recent news indicates that our state may begin carefully re-opening later in May or June.
As part of continuing to prioritize the safety of all, we're implementing the following practices for when in-person classes resume:
- Classes will take place outdoors and will be organized to allow for spacial distancing
- All staff and students will be required to wear masks (or face coverings) while at class
- A hand-sanitizer station will be set up at all courses
- Commonly used surfaces will be wiped down with disinfectant before and after each class
- Classes will be kept small - under ten students per group
- Staff & students may only come to class if not running a temperature or experiencing other viral symptoms (staff and students will be asked to confirm that they are symptom free)
- Any student unable to attend due to symptoms will be offered a full refund or transfer to a future class
- Full refunds or transfers will continue to be issued if any courses are cancelled for any reason, including extended or returning shutdowns
We're also happy to answer any questions you might have about courses and safety protocols!
On a different note, many of us on staff are naturalists and very much appreciate scientific research. A great resource we've come across has been Dr. Seheult's MedCram youtube updates on the global pandemic. He even dives into the medical research on how time in nature can benefit the immune system in update #56. Here's the MedCram coronavirus updates link.
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