Agritourism Establishments

COVID Safe Practices for Agrotourism

The following COVID-Safe Practices apply to the operation of agritourism establishments, including seasonal operations such as pumpkin patches. Certain facilities may be required to remain closed. Operators should consult the state Public Health Order for specific prohibitions.

  • Require patrons to wear face coverings as a condition of entry and patronage.
  • Access and Ticketing
    • Access shall be on a reservation-only basis and must be strictly monitored to maintain capacity and social distancing standards.
    • Group reservations may not exceed the mass gathering limit per the Public Health Order.
    • Arrange for contactless scanning of tickets. 
  • Tours and Attractions
    • Discontinue haunted houses and similar attractions.
    • Discontinue hayrides and other group transportation.
    • Petting zoos are not permitted. However, view-only animal exhibits may be hosted.
    • Access to attractions such as corn mazes shall be on a reservation-only basis and must be strictly monitored to maintain capacity and social distancing standards.
    • Unless otherwise prohibited hereunder, all tours and attractions must adhere to COVID-Safe Practices for Tour Operators.
    • Tour groups may not exceed mass gathering restrictions and must adhere to mask wearing requirements at all times per the Public Health Order.

Best Practices

  • To support contract tracing, provide all customers who visit the establishment the opportunity to record their name and phone number or email address, along with the date and time of their visit, and retain such records for no less than four weeks from the date of collection.
  • Employ a greeter to communicate safety restrictions and protocols.
  • Install large plexiglass sneeze guards where regular interaction is common.
  • Arrange for contactless payment and receipt options to the greatest extent possible.
  • Screen employees and customers with a no-contact thermometer; individuals with a temperature reading above 100.4°F should be denied entry.

 

Additional Resources

CDC: Gatherings and Community Events

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