To protect the health and well-being of our community, the Garrison Institute is taking a number of precautions against the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are monitoring information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), and we have been supporting one another in adhering to strict guidelines of frequent hand washing, practicing respiratory etiquette, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, and encouraging both guests and staff to stay home and rest if they are not feeling well.
We have been very careful to ensure the safety of our guests and staff, and thankfully have not yet identified the virus within our community or at our facility. But in light of the unpredictable nature of this time and the travel restrictions that have recently been put in place, we have decided to make a number of changes to our calendar over the next six weeks.
As of Thursday, March 12th the following retreats have been rescheduled or postponed:
During this time of social distancing, we encourage you to take part in our online Community Programs:
Our main offices are closed during this time and our staff is working remotely. We will be happy to provide additional information and to assist you in rescheduling or registering for a retreat later this year.
Our vision for a more just, compassionate world has never felt more urgent. While we cannot share physical space together, we remain committed to a shared practice of social and spiritual care. We are thankful for the opportunity to provide meaningful and accessible programming during this time of physical distancing. If you feel called to support our work, we welcome your tax-deductible contribution toward our efforts.
We will continue to share pertinent information with our community as it becomes available. In the meantime, please visit our blog for perspectives from our teachers on health and resilience in challenging times. We also invite you to subscribe to our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for updates and to learn more about upcoming retreats.
May everyone in our community remain safe and healthy. We look forward to welcoming you to the Garrison Institute soon.
Chief Executive Officer, Garrison Institute