COVID-19 Safety Policy

Updated December 6, 2021

Please note: this policy may evolve as local and state guidelines change. Any updates will be emailed to in-person program participants.

As of August 16, 2021, Lighthouse Writers Workshop is open to the public in a limited capacity. Please follow the policies and protocols below while participating in Lighthouse in-person programs.

For all in-person programming
Anyone, including youth ages 5 and up, attending an in-person program will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination upon arrival of their first in-person class or event. Anyone age 5 and under does not need to show proof of vaccination.

To be considered fully vaccinated, we require attendees to have had both doses of the vaccine (unless they've received the single Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Valid forms of proof will include: a vaccine card, a picture of your vaccination card clearly showing your name, your vaccine card on the myColoardo app, or a photocopy of your vaccine card. Please submit your vaccination proof 24-hours or more before your program in this secure form. If you aren't able to submit it beforehand, you must bring one of these forms to your first in-person workshop or event.

You only need to show us proof of vaccination once. For future classes and events, you won’t need to bring proof of vaccination. (We’ll keep a database of those who’ve shown us proof of vaccination, but will not keep any images of your vaccination records.)

If you are unvaccinated, we encourage you to participate in one of our many virtual programs. 

Masks for in-person programming
Anyone over the age of 18 may choose whether or not to wear a mask in their classroom but will be required to mask in any indoor shared spaces, including Lighthouse offices, hallways, and bathrooms. 

Anyone aged 18 and under and anyone teaching youth must wear a mask while inside.  

Are you well?
If you feel ill or have a temperature over 100.0, please stay home. If you’re part of an in-person workshop, instructors are willing to share information that was discussed and handouts that were distributed if you are unable to attend classes due to COVID-related symptoms.

Clean Hands
Wash your hands frequently. Hand sanitizing stations can be found in every room.

Be aware that capacity limits apply to all rooms and classrooms. Capacity limits will be posted outside of each room, and you may have to wait outside of a room for a short period of time.

If Local Guidelines Change
We will follow state and local guidelines regarding masking and gathering. If gathering restrictions are put in place by local authorities, all in-person programming will migrate to virtual programming, and all registrations will transfer accordingly. If masking guidelines change, we will follow those guidelines as well. Unfortunately, we’re unable to refund tuition after the start of a program for situations beyond our control, such as observing official government policies.

For information on Colorado COVID-19 vaccinations, proof of vaccination, and Colorado laws regarding proof of vaccination, please see the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment here

We’re closely monitoring the evolution of COVID-19 while balancing the safety of our community with the desire of many in our community to connect in person. We thank you for your patience and for your help keeping the Lighthouse community safe.