How We Welcome and Host Guests During the Pandemic

We’re doing things differently since your last visit.

Menucha is committed to keeping everyone on the property as safe as possible. As new information becomes available about the novel coronavirus, we will adjust these guidelines. (Up-to-date as of May 1, 2021)

We highly recommend that all guests have their Covid19 vaccination before arriving at Menucha.

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.

All Menucha staff will be wearing masks when inside a building, or in outside space when distance cannot be maintained. Food service employees will wear gloves and masks at all times when in and around the kitchen.

A few general actions Menucha is taking:

  • We recommend group leaders assign everyone their own room, unless they share a household.
  • Multi-day guest groups may have commuters, but are still expected to abide by meeting room maximum occupancy.
  • Meeting rooms, common areas, and restrooms as well as frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in all common areas.
  • Meals will be prepared by our kitchen for take-out service (eat in your room, on the terrace, picnic tables in pool area, you choose!). As guidelines change we will begin allow eating in the dining hall.
  • We have posted maximum occupancy signs for each meeting room.

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

Group Leaders must complete and submit via email, the Contact Tracing Information Form containing full contact information for each member of their group. Menucha is required to keep this information on file for 60 days in case the health department contacts us. This information will not be used for any other purpose and will be destroyed after 60 days.

Group leaders please assign everyone their own bedroom, unless they share a household.

Upon Arrival at Menucha

Group leaders will have their temperature taken and recorded upon check-in by Menucha staff.

Before group members are allowed to go to their room, their temperature will be taken and recorded by their group leader with a Menucha provided no-touch, infrared thermometer.

  • If a temperature of greater than 100.4° is recorded, another reading will be made after 10 minutes. If a second reading of over 100.4° is registered the person will not be able to stay.


During Stay at Menucha

  • Masks must be worn when indoors and in the same room with others. Guests will provide their own masks.
  • All guests will practice social distance in accordance with CDC and state guidelines. This means maintaining 6 feet between persons, and refraining from usual greetings such as hugs, handshakes, etc.
  • Guests are encouraged to practice good hygiene, especially frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer when hand washing is not available.
  • Please respect the posted maximum occupancy of meeting rooms.
  • The Menucha pool is not available for use at this time and use is subject to guidelines set by Multnomah County.
  • Temperature of all participants (this does not apply to Personal Retreats) will be taken daily and recorded in the morning of each day by their group leader with a Menucha provided no-touch, infrared thermometer and the Group Temperature Log submitted to Menucha Staff.
    • Anyone with a temperature over 100.4° will be immediately quarantined in their room and make arrangements to travel home as soon as possible.
    • Group leader(s) will notify the Menucha staff, and then their group, that the person has been sent home with a fever.
  • Individuals will continue self-monitoring their health. If anyone develops symptoms that person should:
    • Self-quarantine in their room and inform their group leader who then informs Menucha staff:
      • a member of your group has become ill
      • what room they occupy and when they will be leaving.
    • Make arrangements to go home as soon as possible – if the person is unable to get themselves home, group leaders should assist them in finding a family member or friend who can provide transportation
  • Specific directions for picking up meals (and disposing of trash afterwards) will be given during orientation.
  • Bath mat and towel changes will be made only upon request.


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 note this on the Contact Tracing Information Form.

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