Cultural Vistas’ Policy on SARS-CoV-2 and Our Program Activities

Updated: May 23, 2023

This policy applies to any Participants whose engagement with Cultural Vistas involves “in-person” activities, such as traveling domestically or internationally; meeting within groups; attending or speaking at conferences, seminars, or events; completing practical training or community service; organizing events in their communities; attending higher education or language courses; living in accommodations with shared spaces; participating in interviews; etc. – collectively the “Program Activities”. The Participant acknowledges that this agreement does not create an employment relationship with Cultural Vistas.

Since travel and assembling with other individuals while engaging in Cultural Vistas Program Activities includes inherent risks, including the risk of infection and spreading disease, Cultural Vistas Participants are required to take all precautions against the spread of illnesses caused by epidemics, pandemics, and endemics while participating in the Cultural Vistas Program Activities.

This includes adhering to all laws and recommendations by public health officials in the country/location of the Program Activities as well as to adequate and legal recommendations by host institutions (such as host companies, host families etc.) and Cultural Vistas staff, including but not limited to wearing a medical grade mask of the N95/KN95/FFP2 standard, following minimum distancing requirements, and obtaining recommended vaccinations. Failure to adhere to such laws and recommendations by public health officials may result in suspension or termination of participation in the Cultural Vistas Program Activities.