Mar 052020
Dear Sangha Friends:

Sensei Al and the entire Steering Committee of the Upaya Sangha of Tucson are carefully tracking the Coronavirus, COVID-19 situation as it develops, and will be instituting infection mitigation measures at all or our regular meetings and other sangha events. We wish to do all that we can to safeguard everyone’s health and safety.

The personal safety precautions recommended by the World Health Organization include:

  • Washing your hands for 20 seconds and using at least 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, using flexed elbow or tissue and discarding used tissue immediately into a closed bin
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with hands.

In both our regular meeting space in the new TCMC building, and at other venues that we may utilize for larger sangha events, we will be making efforts to keep surfaces, doorknobs, light switches, etc. as clean and disinfected as we manage. We also recommend that, during this period of concern about infection risk, you consider greeting other sangha participants with hands in gassho and a bow, rather than our more familiar handshakes and hugs.

We encourage you to stay at home or to leave the practice space if you are feeling any flu-like symptoms.

We will inform you by email and posting on our website of any changes that may be necessary or additional information as the situation unfolds.

Wishing all of you good health and peace,

Sensei Al Genkai Kaszniak