VHBT COVID Protocols

The following outlines the protocols for visiting the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple as of 2/10/23.

All visitors should:

  • Ensure that you are healthy and free from any symptoms of illness before visiting the temple.
  • Sign-in to the Visitors Log upon entry to the temple.
  • If you test positive for COVID up to 5 days after your visit:
    • Contact the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple so we may inform others of possible exposure. Note: your identity will remain confidential for the purposes of contact tracing.
    • Contact your physician for possible/recommended treatment.

The wearing of masks is not required but is strongly recommended.

If a visitor should test positive for COVID, the temple administrative staff will contact all who visited the temple during the same date & time (based on the Visitor’s Log) and make the following recommendations, based on Los Angeles County Public Health Instructions for Close Contacts:

  • Wear a mask for 10 days when indoors around others.
  • Take a COVID test between 3 and 5 days after the visit.
  • If the test is negative, continue wearing a mask for 10 days.
  • If the test is positive, isolate for 5 days and retest, and please contact the temple as to your positive test.
  • If a retest on the 5th day is negative and there are no symptoms, can end isolation.

Other references:

Los Angeles County Public Health COVID-19 page