We continue to work closely with our medical advisors on our plans for the 2022 season with an emphasis on health and safety. We were thrilled we were able to open last summer with no known cases of COVID-19 among our guests.
Here are some important notes about what to expect this year on Star Island:
- All overnight visitors to Star Island who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are required to be fully vaccinated (and expected to be up to date on boosters) to come to Star Island this summer.
- Overnight visitors too young to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are required to have proof of a negative PCR test done within 3 days of arrival. Currently the vaccine is unavailable for children under 5.
- Mask wearing policies will be determined on a weekly basis depending on current circumstances, and announced to conferees upon arrival at the Fire & Water orientation. All guests should pack masks for their stay on Star Island.
- Our current plan is to increase guest capacity relative to 2021 but still limit it compared to 2019. This will help to mitigate COVID transmission risk among our staff and conferee community.
Star Island is pleased to continue to promote and facilitate outdoor activities and social distancing whenever possible, as these were crucial elements to the success of our 2021 season. In addition, remaining flexible and making adjustments to our protocols based on COVID-transmission rates at any given time will help ensure another successful conference season on Star. Indoor mask requirements, dining, housekeeping, luggage services and other details will be determined at a later date and adjusted as needed. Star Island’s health and safety protocols will follow guidance from – and remain at least as stringent as – the CDC and New Hampshire DHHS, while upholding the essential elements that make the Star Island experience special.