COVID-19 Policy for Junior Market Livestock Show & Sale

 

GENERAL STATEMENT:

On behalf of the Washington County Agricultural Fair, the practices identified below represent practical best efforts to proactively invest and keep our community safe when attending the Washington County Junior Livestock Market Show and Sale, August 19-22. 2020. The outlined steps and initiatives are intended to preserve the safety of the Directors, staff, exhibitors and patrons.

The Washington County Agricultural Fair, utilizing their open-air facilities, has continued to follow the guidance of national, state and local agencies to develop these policies.

 

ENTRY/EXIT:

Everyone entering the grounds will be subject to health screens prior to entrance (temperature check).

Advanced sale of tickets is promoted.

Proper social distancing of 6 feet will be maintained at entry gates.

Hand sanitizer or wash stations will be provided at each gate.

Each person will be required to have a mask to gain entry unless a preexisting condition is acknowledged to be a hindrance per CDC guidelines.

The Fairgrounds will close to all exhibitors and patrons at 10: p.m. daily, with the exception to reserved campground area.

 

BARNS:

The number of handlers and pen placement to follow current orders regarding mass gatherings and social distancing.

Adequate air flow ensured in all barns and exhibitor facilities for the safety and health of the animals.

No food preparation, common picnic or gathering areas in or around barns.

One-way pedestrian flow to be maintained.

Animal waste controlled under current animal waste management protocol.

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING/SEATING:

The show arena bleachers to have row and seats blocked off to maintain proper distancing between familial parties, with respect to the CDC 6-foot guidelines.

Recommending that the number of buyers from any one family or organization be limited to one or two.

Requesting everyone to bring their own chair.

 

JUNIOR SHOW:

Open-air competition areas.

Reducing line-up and gathering animals before classes.

Limit classes to a maximum of 5 exhibitors in the show ring at one time.

No physical contact between judges, exhibitors or volunteers.

Ribbons and banners to be placed on tables for exhibitors to pick up when exiting the show ring.

Microphone to be sanitized between each speaker.

 

AUCTION:

No physical contact between exhibitor and buyer. Buyer will proceed to check-out to complete paperwork.

Social distancing to be maintained at sale check-out.

Plexiglass barriers erected between buyer and sale clerk.

 

SANITATION:

The Washington County Agricultural Fair will provide adequate handwashing/hand sanitizing stations in and around the barns, exhibition facilities, restrooms, food concession units, and all other fair facilities.

Hand sanitizer will be provided where water is not available.

 

FOOD CONCESSION:

Food concessions vendors must comply with the PA Department of Health Guidance of Business in the Restaurant Industry.

Vendors will be positioned and set-up to ensure at least six feet between parties in ordering and queuing areas. Visual 6 ft. ground markings are recommended.

 

CAMPGROUNDS:

Campers positioned so their entry doors, outdoor seating areas, etc. do not face each other.

No compounding or clustering of groups is allowed on fair campgrounds.

 

COMMUNICATION/MESSAGING:

Pre-event messaging via social media page and website reminding participants to engage in everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and discourage people who are sick from attending events.

Proper signage regarding social distancing and hand washing/hand sanitizing displayed in areas with high visibility.

 

CONFIRMED CASES:

Immediately isolate and seek medical care for any individual who develops symptoms.

Contact the local health district about suspected cases or exposure.

 

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