Come before Winter’s COVID-19 Procedures – Participants

As the realities of life after the Covid-19 pandemic have evolved, so have the procedures that Come before Winter (CbW) employs for our in-person events. The core question that has shaped our procedures has been “How can we best love our neighbors and serve women in need of renewal?” This renewal is intended to serve women from a variety of countries and regions, each of which has responded in different ways to the pandemic, so we seek to create a space that will feel inviting and welcoming to as many of those women as we can.

We have done our best to craft procedures that can evolve based on the medical realities at the time we are planning our events, trusting that our medical advisors will help us to reshape them if the need arises. Because Covid-19 guidelines are continually changing in response to an ever-evolving disease, there are certain procedures CbW knows in advance that we will follow even as others may be asked of participants closer to the renewal based on travel requirements or public health recommendations at the time of the renewal. We ask for your patience, understanding, and flexibility as we strive to create a renewal that meets the needs of participants.

It is highly recommended that all participants receive, at minimum, one complete course of Covid-19 vaccination at least two weeks before the start of the renewal. Bivalent boosters are encouraged if available.

“One complete course of vaccination” equates to one of the following (as of Oct. 18, 2022):

  1. Two doses of one of these vaccines:
    1. Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNTech)
    2. Spikevax (Moderna)
    3. Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)
    4. Covaxin
    5. Covishield
    6. BIBP/Sinopharm
    7. CoronaVac (Sinovac)
    8. Nuvaxovid (Novavax)
    9. Covovax
    10. Medicago
  2. One dose of these vaccines:
    1. Janssen/Johnson & Johnson
    2. Convidecia (CanSinoBIO)

Participants and team members are welcome to wear masks if they desire.

Come before Winter may ask participants to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival, depending on the guidance of health authorities and local ordinances. More information about testing requirements will be shared in advance of the renewal, if needed.

Other things to keep in mind:

  • Please stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or another contagious illness (see cancellation policy for more information).
  • CbW will follow any local ordinances that may be in place and any COVID-related procedures that may be required by the conference facility designed to protect the health and safety of staff and attendees.
  • If symptoms develop, participants may be isolated in the hotel until other arrangements can be made. It will be up to the participant to make other arrangements to cover the costs if they need to isolate or leave the renewal.

Heart change and inner renewal will surely have an impact on my relationships, attitude and the ministry I’d like to start…

Women’s renewal, Russia 2016

Come before Winter, Inc.

P.O. Box 203381
Austin, TX 78720

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