Covid—19 Policy

COVID-19 Safety Policies and Procedures for Retreat Participants

In order for Prajna O’Hara to reduce the risk of viral transmission on-site, we appreciate your partnership in following these guidelines. It is not possible to eliminate the risk of transmission entirely and any participants must acknowledge this in advance. These policies are designed to reduce the instances of transmission where possible.

Before You Arrive

Review the COVID-19 Safety Policies in this document. You are responsible for being up to date, and following all guidelines. Please do not arrive early for retreat. If you are sick, experiencing symptoms, have a fever, or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, you are not permitted to come on retreat. Please email or call (831) 334-4051 as far in advance as possible to let us know. Our retreats are small. We would like time to fill your space. Thank you.

We require all retreat participants to get tested, receive a negative result, and restrict all exposure until retreat. See the CDC website for additional health measures. 

Upon Arrival

All retreat participants and facilitators must wear a clean, fitted face mask at all times when on site. Unless otherwise we are updated with new information and announce an adjustment. Please leave any personal belongings not essential for retreat in your car. All personal items should be contained within a bag. Wash your hands immediately upon arrival.

No person will be admitted into the space who:

  1. Is sick or showing symptoms related to Covid-19 (take your temperature in advance).
  2. Has been in close contact with a known Covid-19 case within 14 days.
  3. Has a body temperature of 100.0 or higher.
  4. Has not completed our COVID Assumption of Risk Form.
  5. Is unaware of or unwilling to follow all safety policies.
  6. Is not wearing a clean cloth mask.
  7. Has not quarantined for 14 days prior to retreat.

NO REFUNDS will be provided to participants who are asked to leave for not following our safety policies. However, any participant who does not come in because they are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or because they have come in contact with a known COVID-19 case within the past 14 days WILL be subject to our refund policy. This allows your deposit to be transferred to another retreat or to receive a refund less $30 admin fee.

During Retreat

We will practice social distancing of 6ft throughout retreat. You are expected to follow this practice and maintain distance to the best of your ability. We will continually disinfect shared surfaces and equipment.


Only one person is permitted in a bathroom at any time. Please wash your hands before using the bathroom. Do not touch your face or remove your mask when in the bathrooms. Please use a disposable wipe to touch any handles, faucets, door locks, etc. Close the lid of the toilet before flushing to minimize droplet spray. You must wash your hands for at least 20 seconds after going to the bathroom and use a wipe or paper towel to touch the faucets. Please make an effort to allow for a minimum of 3 minutes between people before going into the bathroom after someone else.