In-person Covid-19 Safety Measures

TNI is happy to welcome folks back to in-person retreats. While we are excited to be connecting again in person, the safety of the sangha and our communities remains our priority.

Effective January 1, 2023, TNI will no longer require proof of COVID vaccination, but will begin to implement rapid testing and continue with current masking protocols. TNI strongly encourages retreatants to get vaccinated and boosted, unless they are medically unable to do so.

Before you arrive:

We ask that you stay home if you have:

• Any of the following symptoms (fever, chills, shortness of breath, new muscle aches or headache, sore throat, new or worsening cough) or feel unwell in any other way.

• Close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

When you arrive:

• Face coverings, N95/KN95 masks, are required in all shared spaces indoors. 

• Masks will be required in all common areas inside the building, in the lobby, in the shared washrooms, and in the food line-up, until we get our plate of food to our seat in the dining room.

• Particularly, masks will be required in the meditation hall until everyone gets to their place and is sitting. We will be physically distanced in the meditation hall; therefore, you may choose to remove the mask during the sittings, putting it on again when the bell rings.

• Maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance whenever possible.