Steps and Actions
Update May 16, 2020,
We hope you and your family and friends and guests to your retreats are well. We are mindful of the loss people are experiencing. Some have been sick and even succumbed to COVID-19. Others have realized loss because of the disruption in their regular routines, financial, business, etc. We too at Seven Circles Retreat Center have missed being with our many returning retreat host, guests and the newest members of our retreat family. We hope you are being comforted during this time.
Seven Circles Retreat Center is located in California in the County of Tulare. The following are the "re-open" regulations and guidelines for our County.
Seven Circles Retreat is considered a (hotel/tourist/lodging) venue and is in the 3rd and 4th stage of the "re-open" process. The current date for stage 3 and 4 are still TBD.
We are anticipating hosting retreats as soon as we are given the green light from the county. Upon which time we will as always provide info and conduct retreats that are mindful of the health and wellbeing of our guests and staff.
For questions about your coming 2020 retreat, please call 559-337-0211.
See the following Tulare County guidelines.
Road Map to Recovery: Phases 1 - 4 "re-open" guide. Link
Failure to follow the Tulare County Health Order can result in the following:
1. The first complaint received will be issued a warning via phone call and/or letter to the
2. On the second/confirmed complaint, the business owner will be issued a notice of violation with an enforcement penalty fee of $285.00 charged to the facility owner.
3. Three or more complaints will be sent a notice of administrative office hearing where the owner is charged a hearing fee of $402.00 and has to show reason or cause why the Environmental Health permit shall not be suspended or revoked.
Finally, Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code sections 101029 and 120280, and the Tulare County Ordinance Code sections 1-15-1040(b) and 125, violations of this Order may be punishable as a misdemeanor upon conviction by a fine of not exceeding one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for a term of not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Update April 10, 2020,
As we continue to be mindful of the evolving health crisis. We also remain optimistic as "social distancing" has proven to assist in slowing the spread of COVID-19.
We will confer with current gathering guidelines for our upcoming retreats.
We hope forthcoming testing will assist us on a retreat by retreat basis.
We will access again mid-May 2020.
Updated March 22, 2019,
Retreats at Seven Circles are postponed for March, April, to May 15, 2020.
In conjunction with our insurance company, we are taking the advised actions. Note many of these actions are our standard operating procedures:
Coronavirus — What You Need to Know
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus first detected in Wuhan, China, that has caused an outbreak of respiratory illness. The current outbreak has spread internationally, impacting an increasing number of countries. In the United States, imported cases of coronavirus infection in travelers have been detected and person-to-person spread of the virus also has been seen among close contacts of returned travelers from China. On February 25, 2020, the CDC confirmed COVID-19 in an individual who reportedly did not have relevant travel history or exposure to another known patient.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most people in the United States have little immediate risk of exposure to this virus. The virus is not currently spreading widely in the United States. However, it is likely that person-to-person spread will continue to occur and that, at some point, the widespread transmission of COVID-19 in the United States will occur.
Seven Circles Retreat Center - disinfects each of its rooms and beds with a 99.1% concentrated solution of alcohol and essence oil and cleans surfaces with Lysol disinfecting wipes. Dishware is cleaned according to industry standards using the 3 sink cleaning method and air drying of all dishware to avoid contamination. Hand soap and sanitized hand wipes are available.
Stay informed – the situation with the coronavirus is fluid and the CDC is updating its website daily with the latest information and advice for the public.
Remember to take everyday preventive actions that are always recommended to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:
Prior to your retreat and a general rule avoid close contact with sick people.
Stay home if you are sick. While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible.
Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or (do not use your hands) sneeze. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
We provide, clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol.
The CDC and State Department have issued advisories asking people to avoid all nonessential travel to China and South Korea at this time. Travel alerts have also been issued for Japan, Italy and Iran.