MKP USA Operations Response to Coronavirus
Updated March, 2022
March 8, 2022
The ManKind Project USA takes the threat related to COVID-19 seriously. In March 2020, we halted all in-person training operations, including the New Warrior Training Adventure and face-to-face men’s groups.
Guidelines for all ManKind Project USA Events:
Consistent with our commitment to men’s safety and shared responsibility to the future of humanity, MKP USA continues to encourage men to take all possible action to protect our communities and families, including those with co-morbidities and the immunocompromised. We ask each attendee to dutifully consider their personal safety and increased risk factors prior to choosing to attend.
Moving forward, MKP USA will be using the CDC’s Community / County Data as our metric set for determining where and when it is safe enough to hold in-person events. Currently (March 8, 2022), most locations in the USA are cleared for events for up to 20 men. This includes peer-facilitated men’s groups.
There are a growing number of New Warrior Training Adventures now scheduled.
Based on county data for the location of the event, CDC Level ‘Low’ (green) may host events with up to 75 total staff and participants, CDC Level ‘Medium’ (yellow) may host events with up to 50 total staff and participants.
- While there is no longer a general vaccination requirement for any training event, in accordance with CDC guidelines, MKP USA recommends all training attendees get vaccinated and boosted.
- Attendees of the New Warrior Training Adventure will be required to complete our standard Readiness form, which includes a health screening. Based on review by a licensed medical professional, some men may be asked to attend only with additional mitigation in place. Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test within 7 days of any event may not attend.
- Attendees with 2 or more comorbidities as defined by the CDC, must be fully vaccinated as defined by the CDC, must wear a high quality KN95 or better mask throughout the weekend, except when eating and/or drinking, and wherever possible, have a separate sleeping arrangement.
- Individually selected rapid and/or PCR testing, vaccination and boosting will also assist in lowering the overall risk profile of events. MKP USA and NWTA staff will not “check” these tests, vaccine cards and/or any other health information. While MKP USA is not a healthcare organization we recognize the value of testing, vaccines and boosting to the community at large and potential event level risk reduction.
- Regular temperature checks will be conducted on site and anyone with a temperature over 100 F will be unable to continue the training.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Thank you for your interest, your patience, and your determination to make the world a better place.
The ManKind Project USA Board and Staff