PATH Intl. COVID-19 Bulletin
June 1, 2020
COVID-19-Specific Updates for PATH Intl. Centers, Individual Members, Certified Professionals & Friends .
Since last week’s bulletin we have collected more excellent re-opening plans and resources. Enjoy them in good health!

These and other resources are also available on the PATH Intl. website COVID-19 page . Additionally, today’s information has been compiled into a document- PATH Intl. Reopening Suggestions for download and ease of access.

As you examine the following, please keep in mind, all the resources have valuable points and concepts to consider as you design your plans to resume services. It can’t be stressed enough that your plans must adhere to local laws and policies! No single plan fits all. The plan that's right for you will be the plan that's appropriate and specific to your unique situation.
Reminder!!!
NEW FREE LUNCHTIME PANEL DISCUSSION
Engaging Center Volunteers as COVID-19 Restrictions Ease

Explore ideas to help plan for the return of center volunteers, engage and retain those who won’t be returning immediately and prepare for social distancing, sanitation and other concept new to your essential crew.


This fun, FREE live panel discussion will be presented next Thursday June 4, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MST. Perfect for volunteer coordinators and everyone who works with volunteers, the panel will answer frequently asked questions and suggest creative ideas and plans for successfully navigating this up-to-the-minute hot topic. Certified professionals will earn 1.5 CEUs.

Expert Panelists
Emmy Soyka , volunteer manager, PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center, Loveland, Colorado
Chrissy Stout , volunteer manager, assistant director PATH Intl. CTRI™, Haku Baldwin Center, Makawao, Hawaii
Amy Tripson , program director, PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor with CTRI™ designation, HOPE Bejing, China and previously volunteer manager at PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Inc., New Lyme, Connecticut.

See you there!
What to expect upon arriving at the center video

Fieldstone Farm created and shared this great video for participants and families so they will know what to expect upon arrival. Knowing many students benefit from visual learning they determined this short video about check in will be helpful. We love it!
More excellent opening plans
Following are some outstanding examples of plans for resuming center services collected from around the industry.

Central Kentucky Riding for Hope a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center (PAC) in Lexington, KY produced this beautiful Reopening Procedural Plan .

The JF Shea Therapeutic Riding Center, a PAC in San Juan Capistrano, CA has shared their very detailed and thorough preparedness and response plan .

Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center, a PAC in Loveland, CO is using these rider policies and procedures.
Risk assessment
Here's a terrific example of an acknowledgement of rider risk form Hearts & Horses is using. 
The planning process-listen in!

Thanks to the JF Shea Therapeutic Riding Center for giving us a glimpse into their executive leadership’s safety planning process in this presentation
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We continue to research and gather information to assist centers in maintaining operations during this challenging time. If you have suggestions or ideas, please email Kathy Alm . We might include those ideas in a future communication.