Latest COVID-19 updates
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 March 17, 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
Latest guidance from the CDC: Guidance for Operating Youth and Summer Camps During COVID-19, dated April 24, 2021:
An excerpt: Certain groups of people who may find it difficult to wear a mask
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 or by individuals who, because of their disability, cannot wear a mask (see above).
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). Others may choose to get a doctor's note stating that they cannot wear a mask and the reason.
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