COVID-19 Immunization Policy
Special Love In-Person Program Participants, Volunteers and Visitors
Due to the heightened risk, and global devastation of COVID-19, Special Love has instituted the following policy for all Special Love in-person programs for our children and families.
The policy follows the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and is intended to protect the health of the children and families we serve, as well as everyone in our community.
The policy is reviewed, and updated as necessary, in response to changes in the latest COVID-19 recommendations from the CDC.
> Only fully vaccinated individuals (according to CDC guidelines) will be allowed to participate in Special Love in-person programming. That means 2 mRNA (Moderna or Pfizer) or 1 adenovirus (J&J).
> In order to best protect the health of the children and families we serve, we also strongly encourage
individuals participating in in-person events to stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations, which
includes getting a booster, when eligible, to stay best protected. While boosters are not required, we
strongly encourage boosters.
> Special Love will require a copy of individual COVID-19 vaccination cards at time of
> Special Love will require a copy of each individual’s two negative COVID-19 rapid home tests,
one taken 24 hours prior to attending the in-person program and one taken 12 hours prior.
> Unvaccinated individuals will not be permitted to participate in in-person programming
> Masks are encouraged for all in-door programming
Special Love will work with facilities where programs are held to ensure their staff are fully vaccinated, and the facility is properly cleaned and maintained according to recommended CDC guidelines.
Adherence to these requirements allows our children and families to safely share the joy and support of Special Love programming, which promotes community, support and healing.
Please contact the Special Love office at 888-930-2707 if you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy.
District of Columbia
Coronavirus – Maryland Department of Health
North Carolina COVID-19 Metrics | NC COVID-19 (ncdhhs.gov)