COVID-19 Protocols for Summer Institute


Proof of full course of COVID-19 vaccinations for admittance to all UUA events, for all attendees ages 5 & over. Currently, the policy relates only to vaccinations, not booster.

Medical Exemptions: We require documentation from your physician indicating the medical reasons for the exemption. On advice from your physician, an exemption may be granted when it does not cause undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others. Additionally, these participants must show proof of a negative COVID-19 within 72 hours (about 3 days) prior to the event. Testing must be completed at a licensed medical center (home tests are not currently acceptable). Testing will be at the participant’s own cost and may be covered under health insurance.


UUA events will have free rapid test kits on site. Any attendees who meet other participation requirements (e.g., proof of vaccination) but are showing any COVID symptoms will be asked to take a rapid test. Rapid tests can also be requested by attendees for any reason, such as recently being on public transportation, for peace of mind. 


Masks will be required for events held in the performance center, including opening & closing ceremonies, morning worship, evening vespers and theme talks. Masks in other situations are currently in flux, but will be shared here and on Facebook and through email as the event date nears.


Any Questions please contact Amy Kent at 412-999-7067 or [email protected]