The purpose of this memo is to provide a final public statement on reported COVID-19 cases as they relate to participants of Interfusion Festival VII (IFVII) which occurred on January 13-17, 2022, in Arlington, VA.
REPORTED CASES SUMMARY
As of 4:00 PM EST, January 24, 2022, the Interfusion Health & Safety Team (H&S Team) had been informed of 11 persons testing positive for COVID-19 the days following their departure from IFVII, out of approximately 1,500 total participants, for a rate of approximately 0.73 percent. The H&S Team has not received any indication that the persons who reported testing positive for COVID-19 the days after their departure from IFVII experienced severe symptoms of illness. The H&S Team encouraged all persons who reported testing positive for COVID-19 to follow CDC guidelines, including isolating from others and guidance on taking care of themselves for a speedy recovery.
COVID-19 POLICY & ACTION PLAN SUMMARY
The Interfusion COVID-19 Policy & Action Plan was founded on an eight layers of protection framework that included the following.
1. Testing Requirement or Waiver for the Recently Recovered
2. Proof of Vaccination or an Exemption
3. Passing of a Symptom Screener
4. Temperature Checks at Points of Entry
5. Enhanced Daily Cleaning and Disinfection Protocols
6. Deployment of Advanced Air Filtering Devices
7. Wearing of Face Masks Within the Festival Grounds
8. Care Packs that Included Complementary Rapid Self Tests Kits
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge, with far-reaching impacts on public health and all aspects of our lives. The Interfusion COVID-19 Policy & Action Plan was based on an 8 Layers of Protection Framework that, when combined, aimed to reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and severity of illness of COVID-19. Our hope was that by working together as a community, and by employing a combination of the best tools we had available, that we would hold a safer and more responsible seventh festival for our community to return to after two years, and one that held the health and safety of the community as our highest priority. We achieved this mission.
The Institute for Integrative Wellness