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Good Works Farm has taken certain steps to implement protocols for slowing the transmission of COVID-19 mandated or recommended by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, Responsible Restart Ohio for Youth Day Camps, the CDC’s Youth Programs and Decision Tool, Green County Department of Public Health and the American Camp Association’s (ACA) extensive COVID-19 Resource Center for Camps (“Public Health Agencies”) which are reflected on notices posted at the Farm.

Good Works Farm is following current recommendations regarding masks, distancing, hand washing, and other recommendations, recognizing the CDC's guidance with regards to masks for the disabled.

Practices put into place following the latest orders from the Ohio Dept. of Health and DODD Adult Day Guidance dated Jan. 29, 2021:

ADULT DAY SUPPORT AND VOCATIONAL HABILITATION SERVICES

  • Group size cannot exceed 12 individuals, not including staff or employees assisting individuals. Our group size will be no more than 6 individuals to 2-3 staff.

  • This ratio and cohort must remain together throughout the day, including lunch

  • Employees are required to wear facial coverings at all times while delivering services

  • Individuals receiving services are required to wear facial coverings unless an exemption for a medical, functional, or practical reason is documented by the Team in the Individual's person-centered plan (ISP).

  • Six-foot social distancing must be maintained from other individuals with signage, tape, or by other means

  • Handwashing or hand sanitizer must be used upon entering and leaving the facility and must be available for use by individuals and staff throughout the day

  • High touch surfaces must be regularly cleaned and all CDC guidelines for infection prevention must be followed

  • Facilities shall maintain adequate inventories of PPE, supplies, and equipment

  • All individuals and employees shall be screened for COVID-19 daily before entering the facility and logged using DODD's symptom monitoring log.

  • Facilities shall follow CDC protocol in the event an individual or staff develops symptoms or tests positive

  • Staff assisting individuals with hands-on personal care, medication administration, or assistance eating shall use gloves

COMMUNITY RESPITE/SUMMER DAY CAMP

We are utilizing Responsible Ohio's Camp Guidelines and the CDC's Readiness and Planning Tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among campers.

  • Staff, campers, and visitors will be screened prior to entry and logged using the DODD's symptom monitoring log

  • Visitors and volunteers will be extremely limited to only what is necessary

  • Groups size recommendation of 1 leader to 9 campers will be modified to 2 leaders to 6 campers with the possibility of 2 buddies per group

  • Cohorts will remain together in their small group throughout the day, including lunch

  • Groups will remain at least 6 feet apart from other groups

  • Staff and campers will wash hands upon entering and leaving the camp, after using restroom, after handling animals, and as needed

  • Campers will continue to pack a lunch and snacks as needed

  • Bottled water will be available throughout the day

  • Individual cubbies will be available to store personal belongings

  • Handwashing and hand sanitizing stations, restrooms, and station materials will be cleaned between groups

  • As this is an outdoor recreational activity, the use of facial coverings is recommended but not required. PPE will be available for anyone who wishes to use them. Those who feel they may be at higher risk are encouraged to wear a mask. Mask wearing is NOT recommended in high heat environments.

  • Individuals participating through Community Respite who cannot wear a mask due to medical, functional, or practical reasons should consider adding this exemption to their person-centered plan (ISP).

  • We will follow CDC protocol in the event an individual or staff develops symptoms or tests positive

  • Staff assisting individuals with hands-on personal care, medication administration, or assistance eating will use gloves