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Augmented COVID Restrictions – PCR Test Required

Dear Dharma Friends,

As you know, we recently re-opened for in-person events and are only accepting applicants who are fully vaccinated.

In response to the worsening conditions of the pandemic, we will now require all guests to have a COVID PCR test with a negative result, within 5 days before arriving at our center.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. As a thank you, we will give a Chan t-shirt to all guests who present a negative test result.

Our main concern is the safety of all DDRC residents, staff, and guests. On our campus we require masking except when seated on the meditation cushion or at the dining table. We are limiting the number of applications accepted, so that we can practice social distancing in the Chan hall and dining hall. We have set up stations with hand sanitizer in all buildings. We have no-touch thermometers and finger-pulse oximeters for monitoring health conditions.

The law of impermanence assures us that the pandemic will eventually pass. But for now please join us in taking every safeguard to protect the health of everyone while continuing to practice the Dharma.