Health, Safety, and Well-Being

As we thoughtfully re-open our doors at OLC for the upcoming fall and winter months, the health, safety, and well-being of our retreatants, staff, volunteers and hosted guests is our top priority during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are making changes to our physical environment, operating policies, and programming based on and mandated by CT/CDC guidelines in order for all of us to feel safe from a health perspective.

Here are some of the things you can expect as we re-open OLC.

Based on current guidelines, the maximum number of retreatants or guests is limited to 25. We optimistically hope and pray that the guidelines will change/increase in the near future and we will modify our occupancy accordingly.

Before you arrive at OLC for your program or retreat:

  • Please stay home if you or anyone in your household has a fever greater than 100 degrees, has flu-like symptoms, sore throat, cough, chills, congestion/runny nose, diarrhea, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, or a new loss of smell or taste.
  • Please stay home if you have been exposed to Covid-19.
  • You must not be experiencing symptoms from any illness. You must not have traveled from/through any states that are included on Connecticut’s travel advisory list (https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Travel) within 14 days of arriving at OLC.
  • Please stay home if you have a compromised immune system or suffer from immune deficiency diseases.
  • We will call you the day before your retreat/program and conduct a health screening assessment over the phone.

If you can’t attend an in-person program, consider taking advantage of our on-line programming available on this website.

When you arrive at OLC for your program or retreat:

  • We will check your temperature and conduct an in-person health screening assessment before you enter OLC.

During your time at OLC:

Here are 5 precautions we will take to protect you:

  • Health screen employees and volunteers for any symptoms of Covid-19
  • Mandate that employees and volunteers stay home if they are sick
  • Wash our hands and make hand sanitizer available
  • Clean, disinfect surfaces, areas, and equipment
  • Post social distance signs

Here are 5 precautions we expect you to take to protect us:

  • Wear a face mask to cover your nose and mouth
  • Watch your distance. Stay 6 feet apart from others and follow our signs.
  • Wash your hands and hand sanitize often
  • Don’t enter OLC if you are sick
  • Prepay retreat/program offering before your day of arrival to ensure contactless payments
  • We are all in this together and we are all responsible for the health, safety, and well-being of not only ourselves but each other. It’s extremely important to all of us at OLC that you feel safe during your time here.

 

Upcoming Events

Nov 04

Merton on the Invitation to Non-Violence on Zoom

November 4 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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Nov 05

At Home Four Day Guided Retreat on Zoom

November 5 @ 9:00 amNovember 8 @ 5:00 pm
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Nov 11

Gospel Portraits on Zoom

November 11 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm
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Nov 14

Day of Reflection on Zoom

November 14 @ 9:00 am4:00 pm
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Dec 09

Waiting – An Advent Experience on Zoom

December 9 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm
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