Meetings and Special Occasions Safety & Logistics

The Arrival Shelter at IslandWood's Bainbridge Island campus. A wood sign says "IslandWood," with a smaller wood sign below it, which says "A school in the woods."

We’re thrilled to welcome you to our campus. Your safety, as well as the safety of our staff, is always of the utmost importance to us, and COVID-19 obviously poses new issues around health and safety. We have carefully reviewed all guidance from the CDC, Washington State Department of Health, and Kitsap Public Health District in developing our safety policies and procedures, which are listed below.

 

As this is an ever-changing situation, we continually monitor health and safety guidelines and will keep you updated on any changes in protocols and procedures. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at eventassistant@islandwood.org.

Logistics

  • Social distancing will be practiced when space allows. Masks must be worn at all times, except while eating.
  • Food will be provided in self-contained, pre-plated, grab-and-go packaging.
  • We will provide ample access to hand-washing stations and hand sanitizer.

Health Screening

Prior to arrival, we ask that all guests self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms. Individuals with a temperature of 100.4°F or above, or who have a member of their household with diagnosed COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms, will not be permitted on campus.

Staff Health & Safety

  • All staff members reside in Kitsap and King Counties and have been practicing the related health and safety guidelines as we have progressed through the phases of the Washington State reopening plan.
  • Staff members have received training in their roles and responsibilities as they relate to COVID-19 precautions.
  • All staff will be following IslandWood’s onsite work requirements, developed per CDC guidelines, including daily health screenings.
a Lodge at IslandWood, an Outdoor Meeting venue

Campus Cleaning and Disinfecting

Additional cleaning methods will be employed to reduce risk to guests and staff. Cleaning methods will follow CDC guidance and include increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of communal spaces, shared items, frequently touched surfaces, and restrooms.

Overnight Lodging

Due to current COVID-19 guidelines, we are typically unable to offer overnight lodging for event guests. However, depending on your needs, we may be able to offer lodging in our guest cottage. We will follow the same thorough cleaning and disinfecting protocols that we use for all our indoor spaces, including UV light disinfecting of all linens prior to washing.

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While the events we host are currently limited by state guidelines, we are still booking smaller events and larger future events. We look forward to hearing from you!