COVID Guidelines

by GatherDC Staff / May 23, 2021

As of August 2022 (please continue to check back for updates)

It has been SO incredible being able to gather together IRL during the past few months. GatherDC recognizes that our comfort levels about meeting in-person still vary, and wants to err on the side of caution. We continue to be committed to do everything we can to keep our amazing community safe and comfortable. 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 for certain events—please see event details
  • 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.
  • GatherDC requires vaccination for indoor experiences—please see event registration for more details.

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