Workshop COVID-19 Policies and Mitigation Measures

Updated May 20, 2022

COVID-19 Policies


For the safety and comfort of all, we require that all in-person workshop attendees and staff be "up to date" with their vaccinations. Guidance from the CDC: "You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have received all doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible. See for details."

Pre-arrival Testing

We require that all workshop attendees and staff take an antigen (rapid) test either the day before or day of arrival at Folklore Village and self-report their test results at registration (a PCR test taken two days prior to arrival is also acceptable). We will have rapid test kits available at no charge for those who were unable to test prior to arrival.


All attendees and staff are welcome to wear masks but not required. We will have masks available at no charge on request.

We will follow all COVID-19 guidance from the CDC, the state of Wisconsin, Iowa County, and Folklore Village. Additional health measures may be required. Changes to our COVID-19 policies will be published here as conditions change, and all workshop registrants will be notified of changes via email. For more information on the CDC’s COVID-19 guidance see

Mitigation Measures

Our workshop will utilize the following COVID-19 mitigation measures. Changes to these measures will be published here as conditions change.

  1. Distancing. The intermediate and advanced-level Hardanger fiddle classes will be held in the largest spaces on the Folklore Village campus, with plentiful air circulation, to allow for distancing between participants.

  2. Air filtration. The beginning-level Hardanger fiddle class will be held in a room with a quiet, large-capacity HEPA filtration appliance which recirculates cleaned air at short intervals.

  3. Outdoor dining. In addition to indoor dining, an outdoor covered dining area with open sides and with tables and chairs will be available.

  4. Hand sanitizer. For all meals and snacks, a hand sanitizer station will be provided at the beginning of the buffet line for everyone to use prior to handling any food items.

  5. Bunkhouse housing. Some beds in the bunkhouses may be removed to allow for greater distancing. Plentiful air circulation will be in place.

  6. Porta-potties and an outdoor handwashing station will be available as alternatives to the small restroom area in Farwell Hall.

If you have questions about the HFAA's COVID-19 Policies or Mitigation Measures please write to or