Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
an affiliate of Emory University

COVID Safety Requirements for In Person Participants:
  Mask wearing is optional.  
  Although COVID-19 cases have declined, individuals with higher risk factors can still get seriously ill, end up in the hospital and possibly die from the infection so we do recommend wearing a mask to limit transmission of the virus to others. For those who opt to wear masks, the front cushions and a couple rows of chairs in the middle section in front of the teacher/speaker will be reserved for you.  
  We kindly request those who will be interacting with our venerable monks and teachers, especially with Geshe Ngawang Phende la who is immunocompromised, continue to practice social distancing and wear masks so they can continue to stay healthy to serve our community near and far.  
  While the COVID-19 virus continues to infect many individuals, Drepung Loseling will require the following safety measures for our in person events to provide a safer environment for everyone to gather:  
  (Optional) Wear well fitted mask properly over nose and mouth at all times inside the center.  
  Please maintain a minimum of 6’ distance from the teachers and monks especially with Geshe Phende la as he is at a higher risk of serious illness.  
  Do not congregate inside the center after events. You are welcome to congregate outside.  
  No unauthorized drinking or eating inside the center.  
  Practice good hand hygiene to help stay healthy; hand sanitizers will be available near entrances and around the center. Restrooms are available for proper hand washing as well.  
  If you have COVID-19, have COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 in the last 5 days, please join us through our virtual Zoom or LiveStream option if it's offered.  
As some of our teachers, members, volunteers, staff and friends may be living with or caring for others who may be immunocompromised, unable to be vaccinated, or have health conditions that puts them at higher risk of serious illness from the virus, we appreciate everyone’s cooperation in helping to create a safer place for us to gather and practice once again.