Contingency Plans & COVID-19

Updated Position of Story Crossroads (5/25/2020):

We value everyone’s health and, as the Story Crossroads Board, we constantly monitor the COVID-19 situation.  As a result, we have made some adaptations. We have virtual options as well as exploring limited-sized events with required mask-wearing and sanitation measures.

The CDC has given us guidance and you can find more here:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html

Details on What We Will Do:

Subject to change:

  • The Big Why Panel: Historical Storytelling meets Humanities, Saturday, June 20, 2020, 9:00am-10:30am MDT, Zoom Panel featuring Dr. Caroliese Frink Reed, Sheila Arnold, Darci Tucker, and Brian “Fox” Ellis – sharing the humanities of why we as people are drawn to these kinds of presentations as well as the cultural studies and linguistics necessary to do these presentations justice.
  • House concerts resume on Friday, August 14, 2020 and will offer 25-person limited seating for outdoor concerts in West Jordan, UT with RSVPs/masks required and proper distancing. Masks available to add to your donation at event.
  • Exploring limited-registration outdoor/back-up virtual Story Camp for no more than 15 youth plus 2 professional storyteller mentors, hope to launch in August 2020 in Salt Lake City, UT. Participants receive special Story Crossroads masks.
  • Next Story Crossroads Festival will be May 12, 2021 – will also live-stream in 2021 though will see what combinations of in-person options we can do.

Details on What We Already Did:

Please remember:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.

You can check back on this page at any time to understand what we plan to do.