So far, we have been very fortunate that nobody in our community has gotten ill, thankfully! And this must remain as a top priority going forward. As it would be a grave reality check if this were to change.
With the holidays quickly upon us, we know that many of you will be traveling and/or welcoming travelers to your homes. Although currently the state and county allows us to stay open for business, as COVID cases skyrocket across the country and in our state, we are urging everyone to carefully evaluate your holiday plans to insure that you and your family stay COVID free and thus, your Waredaca family also remains COVID free as well, so the farm can remain open.
The new CDC recommendations today stress more vigilance than before. Having followed the CDC since the pandemic started, here is the revised Waredaca policy effective immediately:
IF anyone travels outside of the state and/or participates in any gathering beyond your nuclear family unit, we request the following:
- Self quarantine at your homes
- AND have proof of a negative COVID tested before returning to the farm.
- And of course, when at the farm, all current COVID procedures are still in place and are to be followed. If you do feel the need to self isolate or are worried about the risk of exposure, please stay at home. You can reach out to us for any of your horse needs. Just like this spring, when we were in total lockdown, we are happy to take care of your horse and any special needs either of you have so you can stay safe!!
What you choose to do when you leave the farm is your business but indirectly becomes ours as well. There is clearly a ‘trust’ factor associated with our guidelines as well as our hope that everyone remain responsible and accountable for what happens when here.
We look forward to staying open for all of you throughout the holidays and need your help to do so! Thank you for looking out for our Waredaca family of boarders, pony clubbers, lesson students and staff.
Gretchen, Robert, Steph, Rob, Gayle, Travis, Colleen and Melanie