Health + Safety Protocols for In-Person Experiences

by GatherDC Staff / May 20, 2021

As of July 2021 (please continue to check back from updates)

Just like you, we are SO READY to gather together IRL again. And, just like you, we’re a little nervous because after a year and change of this strange virtual reality, we have a lot of questions. Do we just go back to normal? How do we handle our anxiety about this virus, our health, our neighbor’s health? How do we have a conversation again? Where is my hand sanitizer? 

GatherDC recognizes that our comfort levels about meeting in-person again vary dramatically, and wants to err on the side of caution. We are determined to do everything we can to protect your health and the health of the broader community, while still providing the opportunity to get together IRL. The following are our current guidelines for GatherDC in-person experiences. These protocols will continue to change as the science does.

Requirements for Participation

  • Advance registration is required. There will be no walk-ups.
  • Participants must notify a GatherDC team member in advance if they are experiencing or have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
  • Participants must notify a GatherDC team member in advance if they have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days. 
  • Participants must knowingly assume the risk of possible exposure to the coronavirus (or other public health risk) by attending an in-person experience, and release GatherDC, its board, and employees from any and all liabilities.

In-Person Gathering Health and Safety Protocols

Note: The safety protocols will vary depending on the nature of the in-person experience. Be sure to check the registration for specific details when signing up for a GatherDC experience. 

  • Large-scale, in-person gatherings will be held outdoors for the time being (e.g. happy hours). Smaller scale experiences will be held outdoors or indoors.
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available and requested upon entry.
  • We do not require masks for outdoor experiences, but do require that individuals wear masks during indoor experiences unless otherwise noted. We encourage you to wear a mask at anytime if it makes you feel more comfortable.

For any questions or concerns, contact