Answers to common questions regarding COVID-19 and Monolithic’s response to the pandemic including vaccination requirements for attending the Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop.

What is COVID-19?

“Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a contagious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease has since spread worldwide, leading to an ongoing pandemic.” (Wikipedia COVID-19)

How serious is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a deadly disease that’s killed over over 5 million people worldwide including over 800,000 deaths in the United States. However, it widely believed that the actual number of COVID-19 related deaths is much higher.

How do we protect ourselves against COVID-19 infection?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone be vaccinated as soon as you can. To wear a mask in public spaces where COVID-19 cases are high. To stay six feet away from others. To avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. And to be tested if you have symptoms of the disease.

Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe and effective?

Yes. Multiple clinical trials across the world are proving the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines. Hospitals report that the vast majority of ICU patients with COVID-19 are unvaccinated.

Is Monolithic open for business during the pandemic?

Yes, we are open, however we are taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our offices are closed to the public. We conduct business via email, phone calls, and video calls.

Can I tour a Monolithic Dome?

Tours of the domes at the Monolithic Dome Research Park are limited to commercial structures and by appointment, only. No private residences are available for tours during the pandemic. Visitors will be required to wear a mask inside all buildings.

Can I attend a Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop?

Yes. The week-long Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop is back. Students receive a mix of classroom and hands-on instruction while constructing an actual Monolithic Dome. Workshops are scheduled for April and September.

Am I required to be vaccinated to attend the workshop?

Yes. All workshop attendees must provide proof of current vaccination against COVID-19. No exceptions.

Can I attend the workshop if I had COVID-19 before?

No. Natural immunity is not enough. All attendees must provide proof of current vaccination against COVID-19?

Will vaccinations be required for future workshops?

Probably not. Nobody knows how long the pandemic will last, but eventually, it will recede and vaccine requirements may no longer be required. Until then, proof of current vaccination against COVID-19 is required.