Preventing coronavirus infection

Resilience is not something we need to teach people. Resilience flows directly from the deepest human instincts of love and caring. We instinctively seek to survive ourselves and to help all those we love and care for to survive and flourish. In fact, we often care more about others than we do about our own survival.  Michael Lerner

Dear HC Community,

We are seeing significant developments in the Puget Sound region with regards to the coronavirus.

At Healing Circles Langley, we are continuing to offer our programs – our doors remain open for all circles, community events and drop-in hours.  We want you to know that we are paying attention to ongoing developments. This message is simply a starting place and we’ll post new information here as we obtain it and refine our practices.

For now, in light of the fact that many of our participants are immunocompromised or elderly, and in light of the fact that we don’t want to spread the virus, this is what we are recommending to everyone who comes to HCL:

  • When you enter HCL “gel in” and when you leave “gel out.”
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds frequently, don’t touch your eyes, nose or face.
  • Do not share dishes or utensils.
  • Put all used dishes into the dishwasher rather than washing them by hand.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Consider foregoing hugs in favor of “air hugs.”
  • If you are ill, please stay home to care for yourself so that you won’t spread illnesses to others in the community.

The aim of this message is not to alarm you but to invite you into resilient community practices.

With gratitude and love,


The Healing Circles Steering Council

Diana Lindsay
Steve Burr
Lynn Nelsen
Jeanne Strong
Kate Dussault
Linda Henderson
Susanne Fest