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 Viral Test
- A viral test tells you if you are infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. There are two types of viral tests: rapid tests and laboratory tests. Viral tests use samples that come from your nose or mouth. Rapid tests can be performed in minutes and can include antigen and some NAATs. Laboratory tests can take days to complete and include RT-PCR and other types of NAATs. Some test results may need confirmatory testing.
- Self-tests are rapid tests that can be taken at home or anywhere, are easy to use, and produce rapid results. COVID-19 self-tests are one of many risk-reduction measures, along with vaccination, masking, and physical distancing, that protect you and others by reducing the chances of spreading COVID-19.
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.
Check out this one page flyer to learn about DHR's current plan to keep staff and Campers safe while at Camp this summer.
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 72 hours of arrival, with no additional known exposure
Face covering, procedure mask or surgical mask Usage at Camp
- For staff, masks will be required while indoors or within close contact of others. For Campers, mask usage will also be encouraged during these times
- 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.