Last Updated: Friday, April 22, 2022

COVID-19 OPERATING PROCEDURES

While we love to encourage fun and community, the safety of our guests is always at the top of our priority list.  While we’re now back open for face-to-face events, we will be following these Covid-19 protocols under the guidance of local, state, and federal leaders. Please  know that these policies and procedures may be changed or updated at any time based on any new guidance we receive so please check back frequently to make sure you are up to date on all policies before going on your Get-together.

On-Event Precautions

  • We ask that guests and our staff alike stay home if they have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or if they’ve had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Single-use disposable cups will be provided for sampling.
  • We will have hand sanitizer available throughout the duration of each event.
  • We’ve replaced our regular event wristbands with color coded wristbands (for events that include transportation) to help the GetKnit staff and fellow participants understand your COVID-19 comfortability.

COVID-19 Temporary Cancelation Policy

In an effort to strongly encourage participants to stay home if sick with or exposed to Covid-19, we are temporarily amending our normal cancelation policy (no cancelations, refunds, or credits) and we will be offering partial credits if we are contacted within 48 hours prior to the start of the event (so we can try and recoup as many costs as possible on your behalf).  The amount of the credit would be determined on an event-by-event basis, and based on how many pre-event purchases we have had to make on our guests behalf.  Credits will be good for up to one calendar year after the original event date.

Mask Requirements

Masks may be required at certain times throughout the event, based upon the most up-to-date local, state, federal, and vendor partner’s respective Covid-19 guidelines. Guests and our staff will be asked to abide by any such safety protocols, if they are still in place.

On Monday, April 18 a federal judge issued a decision stating the federal mask mandate for transportation is no longer in effect. As a result of this development, masks are no longer required on buses at this time. However, if this decision is reversed – masks requirements may be reinforced.  Despite this change, the CDC continues to recommend that masks be worn in indoor transportation settings, so while not mandatory, if you feel more comfortable, you’re welcome to wear a mask on the bus and throughout the rest of your event.

Face coverings or masks must be free of vents or exhalation valves and should include the following features:

  • Fits snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Completely covers the nose and mouth – Is secured with ties or ear loops – Includes multiple layers of fabric
  • Masks with vents or exhalation valves are not permitted
  • Bandannas and neck gators are not permitted during transportation

For more information on face coverings, visit the resource page provided by the CDC by clicking here.

COVID-19 Cleaning Procedures

  • All buses are to be thoroughly cleaned prior to an event.
  • In every bus, both the passenger and driver’s high touch areas will be disinfected throughout the event.

Remember to wash your hands:

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them

This information is available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

Vaccination/Testing

While we strongly encourage guests to be vaccinated and/or test prior to attending our events, they are not required.  Currently none of our events are exclusivly held in Minneapolis/St. Paul and therefore are not applicable under new mandates.

We are working diligently with all of our partners to make the experience on our Get-togethers as safe, comfortable and fun as possible! Feel free to reach out to our team of Local Gurus with any additional questions: getknitguru@getknitevents.com.  We look forward to safely adventuring with you again soon!

Sincerely,

Team GetKnit