ST . ANTHONY’S VISITOR GUIDELINES
St. Anthony Spirituality Center remains 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 at this time. Be aware that these guidelines are subject to change as the situation with COVID-19 evolves.
To maintain the safety of our staff, residents, volunteers and guests, St. Anthony’s will assess confirmed COVID-19 exposures of you or any members of your household. If any of the following have occurred within the last 30 days, please contact Jacqueline Kellner, Center Director prior to visiting St. Anthony’s:
- 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.
To maintain the safety of our staff, residents, volunteers and guests, St. Anthony’s will also assess other COVID-19 exposures of you or any members of your household. If any of the following have occurred within the last 14 days, please contact Jacqueline Kellner, Center Director to discuss the circumstances of the contact prior to visiting St. Anthony’s:
- 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.
- Have 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)?
When you do come to visit at St. Anthony’s please remember:
- Love your neighbor! Always wear a face covering in the house! Everyone – guests, presenters, staff members, volunteers and residents – must wear a face covering at all times in common areas, including their meetings, unless they are eating or showering. St. Anthony’s has a limited supply of face coverings for those who do not have their own.
- Maintain at least a physical distance of 6-foot (about 2 arms’ length) between yourself and others in common areas, including meetings.
- Our chapel, conference rooms and dining room spaces have been set for physical distancing. Please do not move any tables or chairs from their original positions.
- Hand sanitizer will be available at all entrances and exits, in the chapel and in all meeting spaces.
- While St. Anthony’s remains open to all, in order to keep our guests, staff and residents safe, all entrances will remain locked until further notice. Visitors to St Anthony’s may call our front office for an appointment to enter the building.
- Every visitor to St Anthony’s will be checked in at the front entrance by a screener. They will complete and sign a brief questionnaire at that time, and their temperature will be taken and documented by the screener before being admitted into the building.
- To avoid congestion in the front entrance, visitors will need to call for admittance into the building or remain in their vehicles or outside until a screener can check them into the building safely.
- Day or evening groups will meet in the Solanus Center, where their members can easily sit at least 6 feet away from one another.
- We are welcoming groups for overnight retreats but the group size will be limited to no more than 25 until further notice. This is the maximum number of individuals that we can safely accommodate at this time.
- For the protection of both our guests and our housekeeping staff, sleeping rooms and meeting areas will sit empty for twenty-four hours between occupants.
- Sheets and bedspreads will be provided and laundered between each guest as always, however extra blankets are not available. Guests are allowed to bring their own blankets, and may wish to do so, especially during the cold weather months.
- Guests who are not staying in a suite will be assigned a specific shower stall and toilet stall in a shared restroom near their sleeping room. Disinfecting cleaners/wipes will be available in restrooms for those guests who may feel more comfortable wiping down surfaces before touching them.
- All meals will be served buffet style in the dining room. Guests will serve themselves after sanitizing their hands at the dining room entrance. Plastic gloves are also available for individual use. A food tray will be handed to each individual guest by gloved kitchen staff upon entry into the dining room. Drinks will be dispensed by kitchen staff.
- While instrumental and piped in music is allowed, singing is not permitted at mass or prayer services as group singing is a high-risk activity.
- For those staying overnight or participating in group retreats, we ask that you sit in the same place each time you are in the dining room, the conference room or the chapel during your stay.
- The bookstore will be closed to groups until further notice. A staff member will be able to retrieve specific materials upon request.
Thank-you for adhering to these guidelines when visiting St. Anthony’s Spirituality Center!