St. Anthony’s Visitor Guidelines

COVID-19 Guidelines for Visitors to St. Anthony’s

St. Anthony Spirituality Center, as a special place of spirituality, peace, and hospitality, is open to ALL and we look forward to having you here! 

The following COVID-19 guidelines have been put in place by the Board of Directors of St. Anthony’s to help ensure the safety of those who choose to visit during this time.  These guidelines are subject to change as the situation with COVID-19 evolves.

St. Anthony Spirituality Center is guided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) regarding face coverings and preventing the spread of COVID-19. That guidance entails a layered prevention strategy based on community COVID-19 levels.

  • When Marathon County is at a LOW LEVEL, St. Anthony’s WILL NOT have a general face covering requirement. 
  • When Marathon County is at a MEDIUM LEVEL, St. Anthony’s REQUESTS the use of face coverings. Please remember that face coverings must cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly against the sides of your face and under the chin.
  • When Marathon County is at a HIGH LEVEL, St. Anthony’s REQUIRES the use of face coverings.  Please remember that face coverings must cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly against the sides of your face and under the chin. 

The community COVID-19 level will be communicated upon arrival at St. Anthony’s and will remain in place for the duration of your stay. Be prepared! Bring a face covering when you visit St. Anthony’s as community COVID-19 levels may change quickly.

  • Individuals who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are requested to wear a face covering in all common areas within the building. When actively eating or drinking in the dining room, face coverings may be removed.
  • Everyone is welcome to wear a face covering at any time and St. Anthony’s advises it for people at high risk of severe illness.
  • The CDC advises staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines. Being up to date means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. 
  • In our commitment to offer our visitors a safe environment, St. Anthony’s recommends being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  We consider it an act of love for our neighbor and part of our moral responsibility for the common good.
  • The CDC recommends physical distancing for unvaccinated people and those at increased risk for severe illness, or who live with or spend time with someone at higher risk. 
    • Our gatherings are planned for fully vaccinated people, and while there is ample room to spread out, we do not completely ensure physical distancing. 

To maintain the safety of everyone who visits our facility, St. Anthony’s continues to assess the following COVID-19 exposures of you or any members of your household.  Think about the last 14 days prior to visiting St. Anthony’s and consider the following:

  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • If anyone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • If you, or anyone in your household, has cared for someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • If you, or anyone in your household is in the process of being tested for COVID-19.
  • If you, or anyone in your household, has been in contact with a person outside of your household that has tested positive for or is in the process of being tested for COVID-19.
  • If you, or anyone in your household, has been medically directed to self-quarantine due to possible exposure to COVID-19. 
  • If you, or anyone in your household has traveled outside of the state other than for business purposes.
  • If you or anyone in your household experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days (fever, cough, shortness of breath or other respiratory problem).

People with COVID-19 symptoms, a current positive test for COVID-19, or recent exposure to someone with COVID-19 are asked to stay home and reschedule their retreat for a time when they are certain that they are COVID-free.

  • If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 within 10 days after your retreat, please promptly inform St. Anthony’s. If a guest or employee contracts COVID-19, St. Anthony’s will inform all guests and employees who were exposed.

St. Anthony Spirituality Center further encourages common health/hygiene practices: wash your hands frequently; use hand sanitizer, especially when entering the serving line for meals; cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. 

As always, if you should become ill while visiting, please take care of yourself.  Go home to rest and care for your health.  Please inform St. Anthony’s of your departure so that we know that you are safe.

Hand sanitizer is available at all entrances and exits, in the chapel and in all meeting spaces. Housekeeping does a basic level of sanitizing as well. If more is desired, bring medical and/or sanitizing items you need to feel comfortable and safe during your stay.

Questions may be directed to Jackie Kellner at (715) 443-2236 Ext 116 or jackiek@sarcenter.com

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