How We Welcome and Host Guests During the Pandemic

Up-to-date as of December 1, 2022

As of March 13, 2022, the mandate requiring masks in indoor public spaces has been lifted. Guest groups may decide their comfort level and decide whether to wear masks or not. Participants in Menucha Programs, please read your pre-event emails for direction.

As pandemic-related restrictions evolve, we update this page.

What does not change is our concern for every guest’s well-being. Also unchanging is our commitment to operate within guidelines of the Oregon Health Authority.

The following should help group leaders navigate the way forward with their group while visiting Menucha.  We realize that opinions and comfort levels vary widely.  Please be aware that we tend to err on the side of the safety of all our guests.

  1. We highly recommend that all guests have their Covid19 vaccination before arriving at Menucha.
  2. Participants in Menucha-sponsored in-person programs (for example: Painting Workshops, Blues in the Gorge, Harmonica Camp, Scrap & Sew and so on) must show proof of vaccination in order to attend.
  3. We invite, and need, your cooperation and assistance in caring for one another

before you arrive

during your time here and

after you return home.


Before You or Your Group Arrive at Menucha

Monitor your health for the 14 days prior to the start of your event.

  • If an individual has been in close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with, tested for, or quarantined as a result of COVID-19, they should not attend your group’s gathering.
  • All participants in your event at Menucha should self-screen for the presence of symptoms of Covid-19 within the 14 days prior to the start of your event:

fever of 100.4 °F or greater
shortness of breath
muscle aches
new loss of taste or smell
sore throat


During Stay at Menucha

  • Meals are being served family style in our Wright Hall dining room.
  • Group leaders should be in contact with their participants prior to arrival at Menucha.  Anyone testing positive for Covid or with known Covid exposure and Covid symptoms should stay home.
  • If a participant becomes ill while at Menucha, we ask them to quarantine and return home at the earliest possible convenience.

After Stay at Menucha

  • Personal Retreat Guests and Group Leaders, please inform Menucha if anyone in your group is diagnosed with Covid-19 during the 14 days after their time at Menucha. We will share this information with staff and other guest groups who may have been exposed. Should Menucha staff members be diagnosed with Covid-19, we will inform those who may have had contact with them.

It is the responsibility of each group to operate in a manner that complies with current State of Oregon guidelines for public behavior. Groups or individuals within a group who are not following these guidelines or other guidelines as outlined on this page and in the written group orientation, will be asked to leave.  No refund will be given and the group will be responsible for any unpaid balance of their invoice.

If you have questions about these guidelines, please contact us at 503-695-2243 or