Re: community guidelines re covid vaccinations
From: Madeline Nelson (madilounelsongmail.com)
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 12:23:08 -0700 (PDT)
We (Rosewind, also in Port Townsend) are not an official senior community but 
many of us are over 65. Not all of our members are vaccinated, some because of 
age and a few by choice. For the last year we have continued to use the foyer 
of our common house (mail pickup etc) and one of its bathrooms, with strict 
safety protocols. At our latest meeting we agreed to open the remainder of our 
common house only to fully vaccinated residents in groups of up to 15, with 
masking and distancing optional. Snacks and beverages, but no cooked meals or 
potlucks yet. During gatherings, we will open windows or doors to create 
cross-ventilation. At the end of a gathering, we will disinfect bathrooms. 
At our May meeting we will try to resolve policies for unvaccinated residents, 
and guests (vaccinated or not) at common house gatherings.
Madeline

> On Apr 13, 2021, at 9:40 PM, Cheron Dudley <cherondudley [at] gmail.com> 
> wrote:
> 
> Like PDX Commons, we are a senior community. (Quimper Village in Port
> Townsend, WA)
> We are relying on self reporting and will have all members here vaccinated
> and post-waiting-period by mid-May.
> We are already excitedly planning our first meal together in more than a
> year.
> We have been following the guidelines of our local health professionals and
> have all stayed well.
> We’re probably going to open to outside visitors for guests and tours in
> May as well. All visitors will be asked to mask up which we have always
> asked “outsiders” to do.
> Cheron
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 8:42 PM Ann Lehman <ann [at] zimmerman-lehman.com> 
> wrote:
> 
>> We have used a voluntary form to find out when everyone will be fully
>> vaccinated and are not officially opening up to outside visitors until the
>> final person has completed their last two weeks, which we believe will be
>> in early May, as we are all seniors.  (PDX Commons)  There have been some
>> folks unhappy with that decision, the community, however, is abiding by the
>> recommendations of our Covid team.
>> 
>> *Ann Lehman, she/her
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>> 
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>> 
>> On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 6:41 PM Judith Lienhard/US/OR/CC via Cohousing-L <
>> cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> wrote:
>> 
>>> thanks Sharon. I agree that we cannot require it. i am worried what can
>>> happen in a community if a member might choose not to vaccinate for
>>> philosophical reasons, what the fallout might be.
>>> judith
>>> 
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Sharon Villines <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com>
>>> To: lienjud [at] aol.com; Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org>
>>> Sent: Tue, Apr 13, 2021 6:35 pm
>>> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ community guidelines re covid vaccinations
>>> 
>>> On Apr 13, 2021, at 9:08 PM, Judith Lienhard/US/OR/CC via Cohousing-L <
>>> cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> i am wondering if any discussions have come up in communities and
>>> decisions made re: covid vaccinations. Have communities required all
>>> members to be vaccinated e.g. etc.? thanks for any input.
>>> 
>>> I don’t think anyone can require it or even to be the judge of whether a
>>> person has actually been vaccinated or not. We do have a person who is
>>> keeping a tally of people who self-report as having been vaccinated. A
>>> cheerful cheerleader tone updating everyone on the percentages vaccinated
>>> in each 4 or 5 age groups.
>>> 
>>> I can’t imagine anyone in the community not telling the truth about being
>>> vaccinations but if everyone else is vaccinated they should be fine.
>>> 
>>> Sharon
>>> ----
>>> Sharon Villines
>>> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
>>> http://www.takomavillage.org
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
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