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 behind us, we know that many of you have been traveling and/or welcoming travelers to your homes. Although currently the state and county allows the farm to stay open for business, as COVID cases skyrocket across the country and in our state, we are urging everyone to stay even more vigilant as we enter into this new surge of post holiday infections. We need everyones support with this so to keep our Waredaca community COVID free as well, and the farm to remains open.
THE LATEST CDC RECOMMENDATIONS:
Local and national public health authorities determine and establish the quarantine options for their jurisdictions. CDC currently recommends a quarantine period of 14 days. However, based on local circumstances and resources, the following options to shorten quarantine are acceptable alternatives.
- Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring.
- With this strategy, residual post-quarantine transmission risk is estimated to be about 1% with an upper limit of about 10%.
- When diagnostic testing resources are sufficient and available then quarantine can end after Day 7 if a diagnostic specimen tests negative and if no symptoms were reported during daily monitoring. The specimen may be collected and tested within 48 hours before the time of planned quarantine discontinuation (e.g., in anticipation of testing delays), but quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than after Day 7.
- With this strategy, the residual post-quarantine transmission risk is estimated to be about 5% with an upper limit of about 12%.
- This is an even greater concern IF the states you were visiting have a positivity rate greater than 10%.
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 as this anticipated surge gains momentum 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