COVID Safety Agreements
for 

Contact Dojo (CD)

Playback Theatre Now (PTN)

Seasonal Underscore

 

New COVID cases in Massachusetts are very high. These agreements are to keep us safe. Please read them. Contact me with any questions/concerns.

  1. For Jan 9, we will wear masks. I considered cancelling to the rising cases, but decided if we wear masks and abide by the agreements below, we can be ok. 
  2. Get Tested (Testing sites & info) Either: PCR test in 72 hours before the event or Rapid test on same day (best).
  3. Be Vaccinated. (Contact me if you are not vaccinated to see what is possible.)
  4. Be Boosted.
  5. Do not attend, if you have any symptoms, particularly: fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell, congestion, sore throat, sneezing, vomiting, diarrhea.
  6. Do not attend, if you are in close recent contact with someone with the above symptoms within 5 days of the event.
  7. Do not attend, if you have been exposed to someone with COVID within 5 days of the event. Make sure you test negative on day 6 (after the end of day 5) since exposure (CDC recommendation).
  8. In the 5 days (120 hours) before the event:
    • Only go to unmasked indoor events that require COVID testing.
    • Only go to indoor events of 30 or less people in one room.
    • Generally stay away from events where vaccination is not required.
  9. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, upon entering the space.
  10. Report if you get COVID.
  11. One person who is attending CD and PTN is not vaccinated for auto-immune reasons, but agrees to all of the above and below practices.
  12. At the event, people can be without a mask. Some will choose to wear masks.

Please agree to general COVID safety when not at these events:

  1. Wear a mask and distance in public indoor spaces with people, unless you know they have tested negative in 1-3 days and are vaccinated.
  2. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
  3. I recommend testing 1-2 times a week.
  4. Have the commitment to tell people that you socialize with if you have any of the above symptoms and ask that in return.
  5. Free free to ask the people you socialize with what practices they are doing. Be willing to make changes if you or someone around you does not feel safe.
  6. Limit attendance at larger group events (30 or more) and wear a mask and distance, if you do so.
  7. Be COVID safe when traveling or meeting with people who have traveled. Travel increases your risk and should be limited.
  8. Indoor events where people are not required to be vaccinated are inherently less safe (vaxxed people transmit less COVID than unvaxxed people). Please consider not going to these events.

Awareness, honesty, and understanding are crucial. Some do not get vaccinated if they have certain conditions. I empathize with people who cannot get vaccinated who feel excluded from events - it is difficult at times. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.


TESTING Sites & Info (free)

For scheduled testing, you have to schedule 1–10 days in advance of your testing date. For walk-in/drive-in testing, you generally wait 1–20 minutes.

[update 1/2/22] It seems right now CVS is not doing Rapid tests or they are sold out immediately. . The best bet may be MedExpress in Hadley — open everyday for RAPID and PCR tests.

The only walk-in place for RAPID test is MedExpress below. They may be your best bet.

CVS Testing
By appt only (PCR & Rapid)

Walgreens Testing

By appt only (PCR & Rapid)

Millside Park
2 Ferry St, Easthampton MA
Drive-thru by Appt only (PCR)

Mon, Tue, Thu 8:30a–12p, Fri 12–4p, Sat 10a–2p

MedExpress
424 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035
(Also: Westfield, Chicopee, Springfield, Pittsfield)
Walk-in (PCR & Rapid)
8a–7p

Easthampton, City Hall
50 Payson Ave, Easthampton, MA 01027
Appt & Walk-in (PCR)
Mon 1–4p, Thurs 8:30–11a

 
Easthampton Farmers Market
122 Pleasant St, Easthampton, MA 01027
Appt & Walk-in (PCR)
Every other Sunday Jan 2–March 27
 

Easthampton Pioneer Valley Ballet Testing

116 Pleasant Street, Ste 155, Easthampton, MA 01027

Appt & Walk-in (PCR)
Sat: 2–5p. Tues, Wed, Thurs: 4-7p

 

UMASS Testing

Walk-in: Campus Center Lower level 
Pick-up & Drop-off tests: at various locations

 

Holyoke Mall
50 Holyoke St, Holyoke MA 01040 (near Macy's, Planet Fitness)
Appt & drive-thru no appt, Drive-up (PCR)
M-Su, 9a–5p

 

Holyoke Community College
Lot M, 303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040
Drive-thru (PCR)

M, W, F, Sa: 7–11a. T, Th: 2–7p

 

Holyoke War Memorial Building

310 Appleton St # 106A, Holyoke, MA 01040
Walk-in (PCR)

M, W, F: 2-6p

 

Greenfield GCC
1 College Dr, Greenfield, MA 01301
Appt & Walk-in (PCR)
M 8a-3p, T 8a-2p, W 12-7p, Th 12-6p, F 8a-2p, Sa & Su 9a-2p.

 

  South Hadley Town Hall  
116 Main Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
Appt & Walk-in (PCR)

 

General websites for testing locations

https://curative.com
https://northamptonma.gov/2392/Local-Testing-Sites

 

Buy Rapid testing kits @ CVS, Walgreens, & Walmart

They tend to cost $25 ($14 Walmart) for 2 tests.

 

Buying online tests inexpensively:

https://www.findacovidtest.org

 

COVID Cases & Deaths Info: 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/covid-cases.html

CDC COVID Recommendations:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/keythingstoknow.html


Patrick Crowley  •  617.320.9792  •  email

Integrative Bodywork & Massage
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