Each fall, many farms host a variety of season-specific activities including corn mazes, wagon rides, and pumpkin patches. These activities are beloved by Arkansans and also generate a large percentage of annual income for farms. The coronavirus has caused some hesitation, yet with preparation farms can remain open while managing risk.
- Providing all guests with hand sanitizer
- Disinfecting all commonly-touched surfaces
- Not allowing access to individuals who have been ill or in contact with another ill person within the past 14 days
- Communicating your COVID-19 policies to guests via website, social media, and signage at your farm
- Distributing masks or face coverings - be creative and add your farm name or logo!
In addition to this guidance resource, we held a local foods discussion on July 20th which featured guest speakers Jeff Jackson with the Arkansas Department of Health and Ruth Pepler with the Arkansas Agritourism Association. They provided timely information on restrictions, regulation, and preparation for farms this fall. To view a recording of the webinar on our YouTube page, click the button below.