Masks must be made of at least 2 layers of fabric and completely fitted. Please be sure your mask touches all sides of your face. We do not allow bandanas, blue paper surgical masks or neck gaiters. Check out this video on mask fit!
We have several important standards for the type of mask you may train in at NECCA. Please make sure your mask meets the following requirements:
As of April 12, all unvaccinated staff and students age 16 and older who receive training for three hours or more per day must double mask for extra precaution as increased aspiration puts everyone at greater risk of transmission. Session class students have also been asked to wear double masks. As of May 17, all vaccinated persons may wear one mask, with proof of vaccination. Double masks should follow one of the following configurations:
- Two Cloth masks – to ensure no gaps and a better fit.
- Paper Mask under Fabric Cloth mask – the cloth mask weighs the paper mask down for a better fit.
All students and staff may wear a single mask when out-of-doors at NECCA, regardless of vaccination status.
As of May 17, anyone who is fully vaccinated (at least 2 weeks past their final shot) may wear one cloth mask instead of a double mask.
We may ask you to modify your mask if it does not meet this requirement. Your mask must not fall off during training. You may be asked to leave if this issue occurs.
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As a part of our continuation of in-person programming and in alignment with Governor Scott’s Vermont Forward Plan, please remember to follow all of these guidelines for training in the space. We can’t stay open without YOUR help and cooperation in following these rules:
You must not have any symptoms of COVID-19 and you must not have been near anyone showing symptoms or that has had a positive test.
You must wear a mask when indoors at NECCA. Vaccinated folks may wear a single layer mask. Unvaccinated folks over the age of 16 yrs who are training for three hours or more per day are asked to double mask.
Please wash or sanitize your hands and secure your mask before you enter the building.
Keep a 3 – 6 foot distance from anyone in the Trapezium. And please remember we have limited persons in the lobby.
Testing for Unvaccinated Persons of any age who engage in full-day programming such as camps, workshops and weekend immersions is required.
- All unvaccinated persons need to test 72 hours prior to entering NECCA.
- Unvaccinated persons from outside Vermont travelling by plane must also test 3-5 days after arriving in Vermont.
- Unvaccinated persons in multi-week programs, including youth camps and workshops, must test each week they are in a program.
NOTE: Send test results to our confidential email firstname.lastname@example.org with your Name and Program/Workshop in the subject line.
Yay for Vaccination! Vaccinated coaches can spot. Vaccinated catchers can catch vaccinated flyers. Vaccinated persons and household members may participate in partnering activities within the 3-6’ distancing guidelines. Please stop at the front desk to pick up your orange “I’m Vaccinated” bracelet (adults) or blue paper wristband (youth) to wear during training and classes.
NO eating in the building. Out of concern for our unvaccinated Youth in Day Camp, no drinking indoors between 8:30 and 3:30 pm.
Masks are no longer required when out-of-doors for vaccinated persons. Unvaccinated people participating in a class or program out-of-doors will continue to mask when in class.
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