Mount Madonna Institute Covid Policy

Dear All,

Welcome Back. Please know that with a few exceptions Mount Madonna Institute no longer requires Covid vaccination to participate in MMI programs in person or online. Similarly, Mount Madonna Center no longer requires Covid vaccination with some exceptions. Be sure to understand the Policy Details linked here to learn more about how MMI and MMC exceptions interact with your personal circumstances.

Thank you for your support of Mount Madonna Institute.

Sincerely,

Swarup Wood

President

Updated June 2022


The Covid-19 global pandemic has left over one million Americans dead with tens of millions suffering with long covid. In addition, Covid remains a serious health threat to unvaccinated people. The Omicron Variant continues to be problematic. Many people, even those of use who are vaccinated and boosted, will contract the Omicron Variant in the coming months and years. That said, the combination of vaccination, boosting, and infection over the past two years, has given rise to enough immunity that vaccinated and boosted people are largely immune from serious disease and death from Covid-19. This level of immunity now allows MMI to proceed with caution in allowing unvaccinated people to join MMI programs both in person and online. MMI’s Covid Policy has always followed the Mount Madonna Center’s Covid Policy and will continue to do so. Please read the following closely to understand how the updated policy interacts with your personal circumstances.

Mount Madonna Institute Covid Policy

Vaccination is no longer required for:

  • Students who attend MMI programs in person at the Mount Madonna Center
  • Students who attend MMI programs online
  • Instructors who teach online
  • Guests who attend open house events
  • Guest who come to Kaya Kalpa

Vaccination is still required for:

  • All MMI employees and volunteers who work regularly at the Mount Madonna Center must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination.
  • Massage clients at the Wellness Center

Important and/or Exceptional Circumstances:

Mount Madonna Center’s policy is flexible and may, under some circumstances, require same day Covid testing for entry into the Center. People who test positive will not be allowed through the gate. For people who test positive, or don’t wish to test, all MMI programming will be offered in hybrid mode and they may attend online.

Finally, the pandemic is not over, and it is easy to imagine circumstances in which the Mount Madonna Center has to modify its practice for the safety of both community members and program guests.

Thanks for reading and thank you for your continued support of the Mount Madonna Institute.

Sincerely,

Swarup Wood

President