Steps and Actions
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.