COVID Policy

Last updated: 01.06.23

The purpose of the household COVID policy is to reduce the likelihood of a household-wide COVID outbreak. The KCL community includes household members that are at high-risk for serious COVID illness and/or hospitalization.


  • You must be fully vaccinated (including at least one booster shot)*. If unvaccinated, see below.
  • Take a negative PCR (preferable) or rapid test 48 hours before arrival. Send a picture of the results to covid-test-results@karmecholing.org
  • Take a rapid test upon arrival (bring with you if possible).
  • If you have a cough or any flu-like symptoms, or if you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID within 7 days of your arrival, please reschedule your visit.
  • In the few days before your arrival, please be very careful about limiting your exposure.
    • Avoid indoor, crowded spaces if possible.
    • If that is not possible, wear a N95 mask.
    • If you have been in a high-risk COVID situation in the days before your arrival – for example, in a crowded venue where social distancing is not possible (e.g. air or bus travel, public transit, busy restaurant, bar, concert), where there is poor ventilation, or where there are high levels of COVID present (e.g. hospital, nursing home) – we will ask you to mask in shared KCL spaces for the first 48 hours of your stay and then take a second rapid test. If you are unsure whether this applies to you, please email info@karmecholing.org
  • If you become sick or exhibit symptoms while at KCL we will require you to mask, even if you test negative for COVID. 


  • Stay masked while inside all buildings.
  • If you have a cough or any flu-like symptoms, or if you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID within the last 7 days, please reschedule your visit.
  • Some special events for day visitors have different testing and masking requirements; if this is the case it will be communicated before the event.

As our protocols continue to evolve, check this site periodically. If you have further questions, please contact info@karmecholing.org

If you contract COVID while in a program/staying overnight at KCL:

  • KCL will ask you to return home as soon as possible. Until you can depart your retreat, you will be asked to quarantine in your room/ a room assigned to you for 5 days (eating meals in your room, bathing in single-use bathrooms, and masking indoors) and you will be asked to mask indoors for a total of 10 days from the onset of symptoms or/and positive COVID test. (ex. Day you test positive = Day 0, next day = Day 1)


* If full vaccination is not an option, please contact info@karmecholing.org at least 72 hours before your arrival. In addition to the procedures above, you will be required to wear a N95 mask during your stay, provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival, AND follow a personal quarantine 48 hours before arriving on site.

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