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Covid-19 Guidelines for DFM Use of our Facilities and Grounds

Updated on 10/1/22

These guidelines have been approved by the Ad-Hoc Covid-19 Committee.

  1. Any DFM committee or group that considers meeting in person on the DFM grounds or in the DFM buildings is advised to take care that participants would not feel excluded by this decision or pressured to meet in person.  Friends should consider the health and safety of all participants in the committee or group.

  2. Friends are welcome to wear masks any time that they feel more safe doing so.

  3. Friends are encouraged to make decisions about personal masking according to their own assessment of their personal risk for contracting severe Covid-19 or if they live with someone who is at risk for contracting severe Covid-19.(CDC on persons with increased risk)

  4. Masks are required in the DFM buildings when the COVID transmission level is high in Durham County.  Friends can choose whether to wear masks when the level is low or medium. (CDC by County) 

  5. Friends should not assume that someone is comfortable with brief physical closeness, but should ask another Friend before engaging in any expressions that involve physical closeness.

  6. Measures should be taken to allow good air exchange in our facilities.  Monitoring of CO2 levels is also encouraged in order to verify sufficient air exchange and compare to outdoor levels.

  7. All childcare and FDS teachers must be fully vaccinated and up to date on their boosters.

  8. Children and childcare providers working with children are no longer required to wear masks.

  9. Friends must stay off the fenced-in playground when the Durham Early School is in session, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am to 5:30 pm.

  10. Participants must follow all local, state, and federal recommendations related to Covid-19 safety.

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