What precautions are being taken for indoor rituals in light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic?

We take the health and safety of our event participants very seriously and hold the following expectations for our participants. Any person compromising these precautions will be asked to leave.

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Face masks are required at all times during our indoor events.
There will be no exceptions to this requirement. Any person who removes their mask in common space will be asked to leave.

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At this time we ask that only vaccinated individuals attend our indoor events.
Chicago: We will be requiring proof of vaccination. You may either bring your vaccination card or a picture of your card for admittance into the ritual space. 

Seattle: We will not be requiring proof of vaccination. For the health and safety of everyone concerned, please do not attend if you have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Potlucks after ritual are suspended until further notice.
Eating in community requires a distinct lack of face masks, and for that reason we will not be hosting indoor potlucks at this time. We look forward to when that can change, and will hopefully bring potlucks back for any outdoor events going forward.

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Sharing of food during the ritual itself is also postponed until further notice.
During our usual holiday rituals there is a chance to share small pieces of food as an unusual type of communion and celebration, but this is temporarily suspended for the safety of everyone involved.

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Social distancing will NOT be required, but we explicitly empower attendees to communicate their boundaries as appropriate.
Given our expectations of both vaccinations and face masks, we will NOT be expecting social distancing. Our rituals will continue as normal, with participants typically gathered in a circle, close enough to hold hands.

We will have badges available to all attendees that will help indicate if they would prefer to social distance.