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 resumption of our boarders and students returning, who have all been kept in touch with email, here are some important reminders that apply to everyone:
The Top 3 protective measures of MASKS, PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND PROTECTIVE GLOVES remain in effect indefinitely. Masks and gloves must be worn at all times, unless you are riding, when masks can be in your pocket. Gloves are to be disposable or easily cleaned yet highly impermeable. Leather like gloves should work. Knit or cotton types of gloves are not acceptable.
Worth the reminder from last weeks message…DO NOT come to the barn if you have any symptoms such as fever, coughing, or unusual shortness of breath. Or if you have been exposed to anyone with Corona-like symptoms. BE SMART about this!
Also, for everyone at the farm–students, parents, visitors, boarders, ALL must completed and submit an updated Liability/Release Waiver effective May 1 forward. This is only available online on our website and will be operational Monday, May 18; check the Home Page for details.
Please only use the porta pots. There is disinfectant in each area. Every user is responsible for sanitizing for the next user.
Come out by yourself. We want to limit the number of people on the farm. If you need someone to drive you out, please limit it to one person and have them stay out of the barn areas. Spectators are not welcome at this time; hopefully soon tho.
Check our home page Latest News for competition and activity updates. YES the June Checkerboard Starter has been rescheduled for July 25. YES, the Taproom Thursdays will resume on schedule even if limited to our in-house population. The fate of the June 13, 14 Recognized Event remains uncertain. A decision will be made by early June.
We are working hard to keep our staff safe and healthy. Your cooperation is vital. This needs to be ‘our’ policy going forward, following the CDC and Federal recommendations. We welcome your suggestions of safeguarding our farm too. Our thanks in advance for your assistance and support to make this happen.
Gretchen, Robert, Steph, Rob, Gayle, Travis, Colleen and Melanie