Face Coverings and Mask Usage at the Ranch
- A face covering, procedure mask or surgical mask is recommended by any unvaccinated person while on Ranch property when interacting with or in close proximity of Ranchers, staff or any individuals outside of your group or when inside any DHR building that is not an outdoor work space. If you or your group are in an isolated area you are welcome to remove the mask temporarily.
- Any visitor, vendor, volunteer, family member, etc that is interacting with the Ranchers or Campers or completing work inside a Ranch property must complete the health check screening and, regardless of vaccination status, it is recommended to wear a face covering or mask.
- All unvaccinated staff or Ranchers are recommended to wear a face covering or mask when interacting with any vendor, retail customer or wholesale customer.
Health Check Screening
Updated May 26, 2021: Each of the following groups must conduct a daily health screening when working, or are present onsite at a Ranch property.
- All DHR direct care staff must complete the screening before beginning their workday. Absolutely no contact with Ranchers or Campers can occur until the screening is complete.
- Onsite vendors must complete the screening before entering any building or coming into contact with any staff, other than the coordinator of the visit.
- Essential Visitors (as determined by the State) must complete the screening before entering any building. There are additional requirements for entering a residence.
- Ranchers who return to the Ranch after a “leave” must complete the screening before entering their home.
Types of Diagnostic COVID-19 Test
- Molecular PCR tests detect the presence of the virus's genetic material using a technique called reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction, or RT-PCR.
- For this test, a sample may be collected through a nasal or throat swab, or a saliva sample may be used. The sample is typically sent to a laboratory where coronavirus RNA (if present) is extracted from the sample and converted into DNA.
- Antigen tests detect specific proteins on the surface of the coronavirus. They are sometimes referred to as rapid diagnostic tests because it can take less than an hour to get the test results.
- Positive antigen test results are highly specific, meaning that if you test positive you are very likely to be infected.
Types of Tests Handout
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic the Ranch has learned a lot about how to keep Ranchers and staff safe. Our plan is to apply all of the safety and infection control measures we have learned to Ranch Camp.
We will be having six sessions of Camp with 20 Campers per week. The plan is to have four teams made up of five Campers each. Only 10 campers will be assigned to one of the two individual buildings we use for camp lodging.
With guidance given by the CDC for summer camps. We will return to the typical Ranch Camp activity and team schedule for camp.
COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Screening Requirements to Attend Camp
One of the following must be true to attend camp:
- Proof of full vaccination; OR
- Proof of a negative Molecular PCR COVID-19 Test within 14 days of arrival, with no additional known exposure; OR
- Have proof of COVID-19 antibodies within 2 months of arrival
Face covering, procedure mask or surgical mask Usage at Camp
- For campers who are fully vaccinated, camp staff will encourage face coverings or masks when in close contact of others who are unvaccinated.
- Campers will wear a face covering or mask as tolerated.
- In some cases campers may not wear a face mask, but will be encouraged by Ranch staff to do so.
- When visiting the Ranch to take part in a recreational activity, an agritourism release must be completed.
Vendor Health Screening
Onsite vendors must complete the following health screening, before entering any building or coming into contact with any staff, other than the coordinator of the visit.
- The coordinator must enter the reported data into the form below.
Volunteer Health Screening
Volunteers working directly with Ranchers or Campers must complete the screening, before entering any building or coming into contact with any staff, other than the coordinator of the visit.
- The information will be collected as part of the agritourism release that is standard for one time volunteers.
Interns and Long Term Volunteers
- Must be completed by interns and long term volunteers each day before starting their shift.
Individual who are interested in completing a respite stay must understand and abide by the following:
- Receive a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of coming for a respite stay.
- Wear a mask when outside of their designated room for any length of time.
- Potentially pay an additional surcharge for cleaning supplies and PPE.