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Health Guidelines

Updated April 16, 2021

Meal service is buffet style, with these safety protocols in place:

The incubation period for COVID-19, which is the time between exposure to the virus (becoming infected) and symptom onset, is five to six days on average but can be up to 14 days. During this period, also known as the “pre- symptomatic” period, some infected persons can be contagious. (World Health Organization)

We ask that you come to the Whidbey Institute campus only if you have no COVID symptomsno fever, and no known exposure to COVID-19 positive individuals within 14 days. Click here for more information on the timeline from exposure to feeling better

Face shields are not substitutes for cloth face coverings. Face shields protect the wearer from droplets but do not sufficiently protect others. Coverings must provide “source protection” by covering the nose and mouth to prevent droplets from circulating. A face shield that includes a cloth extension that is attached to the entire edge of the face shield in conjunction with additional social distancing may substitute. (Washington State Economic Resiliency Team)

These guidelines apply to staff, visitors, program participants, volunteers, and program leaders. As always, common sense and courtesy are requested—if unwell, please stay home and rest!

To learn more, email Marta.