CMZC Covid-19 Safety Measures

We are committed to ensuring the environment here is as safe as possible for our guests and residents. With that in mind, we continue to employ the Covid protocols you find below. We take into account possible exposure

Prior to Arrival: We ask everyone who is coming to Crestone Mountain Zen Center, regardless of vaccination status to isolate/limit exposure for 5 days prior to arrival, and to test upon arrival.

Isolating/Limiting exposure means not being in proximity to others, especially in enclosed spaces. Any form of public transportation – airplane, bus, train, etc., constitute enclosed spaces, as do crowded stores or other public spaces.

Upon Arrival: If you have avoided exposure for 5 days, you may test upon arrival and with a negative test, join the community. If you are in this category, you can join all activities freely.

If you have NOT been able to isolate/limit exposure, we require you to do so for the first 5 days you are here. This is regardless of vaccination status. This means distancing, testing daily and masking when in common areas. We require use of a high- quality mask, either a KN95 or N95.

  • Zendo Participation: During these 5 days, if you wish to join us in the zendo, we require you to test prior to zazen. In addition, you will sit somewhat separated from the rest of the group. We ask you to mask until you are at your seat. You may take off your mask during zazen, but we will require you to mask during walking meditation and during chanting service. During warm weather, we will open windows to ensure proper ventilation.
  • Meals: During meals, we will ask you to mask if getting food inside. You may either eat outside or inside at a table which will be somewhat separated from the rest of the group. If eating inside, you may take off your mask while eating, but please put it back in place when you are finished.

After 5 days, and a final negative test, you may join the community freely for all activities.