Face Coverings and Mask Usage at the Ranch
- A face covering, procedure mask or surgical mask is required by everyone while on Ranch property.
- Anyone interacting with the Ranchers, campers, staff or completing work at a Ranch property must complete the health check screening and wear a face covering or mask.
- All staff (not providing direct support) and Ranchers must wear a face covering or mask when interacting with any vendor, retail customer or wholesale customer.
- All staff providing direct support should wear a surgical or procedure mask.
- People who are served by the Ranch in any of our programs should be encouraged to wear a face covering or mask as tolerated. In some cases Ranchers, Day Program participations and campers may not wear a face mask, but will be encouraged by Ranch staff to do so.
Health Check Screening
As of March 17, 2020: Each of the following groups must conduct a daily health screening when working, or are present onsite at a Ranch property.
- All DHR 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. The coordinator must enter the reported data into the form below.
- 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. Each team will be assigned to one of the four individual buildings we use for camp lodging.
Teams will pair up to make two co-ed groups that will be sharing socially distant camp fun the entire week. The two groups will have limited contact with one another, while taking part in all of the planned outdoor fun.
COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Requirements to Attend Camp
One of the following must be true to attend camp:
- Proof of full vaccination; OR
- Negative Molecular PCR COVID-19 Test within 7 days of arrival, with no additional known exposure; OR
- Have proof of COVID-19 antibodies within 2 months of arrival
Mask Usage Requirements to Attend Camp
- Campers will be encouraged to wear a face covering or mask as tolerated throughout the day.
- In some cases campers may not wear a face mask, but will be encouraged by Ranch staff to do so.
Recent Letters to Campers and Families
- When visiting the Ranch to purchase DHR products, a temperature check must be completed before entering sales area. Any temps 100.4+ will not be permitted.
- 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 may only be in the Garden Center area of the Ranch ONLY. Volunteers 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 agritorism release that is standard for one time volunteers.
Interns and Long Term Volunteers
- Must be completed by interns and long term volunteers each week before starting their new workweek.
- 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.