Society of Janus
Society of Janus cares about the health and well-being of everyone in our community. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is still a serious, life-threatening matter and SOJ is continuing to follow worldwide developments, as well as changes to national, state, and local policies. With the rapidly increasing availability of vaccines and lowering health risk levels, we are planning to slowly bring back some events starting with outdoor-only activities as regional policies permit.
This set of guidelines serves as a living document and will be updated as the situation and requirements continue to change. Society of Janus will follow all local, county, and state requirements but may have additional requirements we feel are necessary to ensure the safety of our hosts and guests.
Together, we can minimize the spread of COVID-19 (and other communicable illnesses) so we can keep having healthy, kinky fun.
At this time, events we host will only be open to people who have been fully vaccinated with either both doses of a two-shot course (Pfizer/Moderna) or a single shot course (Johnson & Johnson). We will continue to monitor local and Federal government guidelines and adjust our requirements accordingly.
We are asking all event attendees for the following:
Consideration serves two goals -- decreasing your chances of catching COVID-19 while ensuring that those around you aren't put at increased risk, particularly those with compromised immune systems or other factors that make them more vulnerable. Keep in mind that the vaccination system in California has been a slower process than anticipated and not everyone is immunized. Wearing masks, keeping clean, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue instead of your hand, and using approved sanitizers may be things you already practice but the extra effort right now helps us all.
If you know you are at a higher risk of exposure or transmission (whether from health issues, job obligations, or personal connections), please factor those in before attending. We want everyone to stay healthy and keep the risk of transmission to a minimum.
If you're feeling a little bit sick -- fever, coughing, problems breathing, lethargy, headaches, nausea -- please stay home and rest. Symptoms of COVID-19 can begin to manifest as early as 48 hours after infection but as late as 2 weeks. Staying home not only prevents the spread but allows your body the rest and downtime it needs. We'll miss having you at the event but we're looking forward to seeing you at the next one when you're feeling better and aren't contagious.
Please remember that even in the gray area where you don’t feel sick enough to stay in bed, but you also aren’t feeling 100%, it is important to stay home. Exposing others to increased health risks because you want to attend an event puts our ability to hold any future events in jeopardy.
- Wearing a mask is no longer required by California or the CDC for events where everyone is vaccinated against COVID-19. We're continuing to encourage their use.
- Where possible, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when you arrive and throughout the course of the event. If hand washing facilities are not present, disinfecting with a sanitizer works.
- Alcohol-based sanitizer will be provided whenever possible. Please use it, especially when hand washing isn't viable.
- Our personal space bubbles have increased over the course of the pandemic. Make sure it is okay to approach before getting too close to another human.
- Substitute handshakes or hugs with fist or elbow bumps. Abstaining from any contact is okay, too.
- Make sure to disinfect after you come into physical contact with another person.
We require that the host(s) for these events be fully vaccinated and that at least two weeks have passed since the administration of the final dose. While we don't require general attendees to prove their vaccination status, we may ask the host(s) to provide proof to ensure that we're fostering a safe, protective place for everybody.
Society of Janus
Policy enacted 2020.03.06; updated 2020.03.15; updated 2020.03.20; updated 2021.04.08; updated 2021.05.25; updated 2021.06.22; updated 2021.08.04; updated 2022.02.17; updated 2022.05.25; updated 2023.05.10