Easton Community Gardens COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Per Governor Wolf’s stay-at-home order and for the safety of our gardeners and community, all Easton community gardeners are required to adhere to the following COVID-19 protocols. Please follow all safety protocols until the Community Gardens Coordinator states otherwise. More information on safe community gardening at this time from the PA Department of Agriculture can be found here.
- Gardeners should bring their own hand sanitizer to the garden. Please sanitize your hands before entering the garden and upon leaving. When possible, hand sanitizer pumps will be added to each garden.
- Lock codes to the garden sheds will be changed and ‘shared’ tools/shed storage space will be placed on a hiatus until further notice. We will provide a clean pair of gloves and a trowel to any gardener who desires them. Gardeners can reach out to gardens@Eastonpartnership.org to request to borrow gloves/trowels, as well as shared tools found in the sheds (e.g. shovels, rakes, buckets, watering cans, etc.). Borrowed tools will be sanitized before and after gardeners use them.
- There will be no volunteer days or group gatherings until further notice. The number of gardeners at each garden should be limited at all times. Gardens are open from dawn to dark to community gardeners. If you arrive and there are already 4 other people present, please leave and return another time. If you arrive to the garden and there are 3 or fewer people present, you may enter the garden, use your hand sanitizer or wash hands, maintain a distance of 6+ feet from other gardeners, complete your tasks, and use hand sanitizer/wash hands again before leaving the garden. Wearing masks is required at this time.
- If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or have come into contact with someone who has them, you should NOT come to the gardens. Please refrain from entering the gardens for 2 weeks after displaying symptoms or until you are cleared by your doctor.
- If you are a high risk population, you will take any other necessary precautions personal to your needs and will reach out to the Community Gardens Coordinator if you require assistance.
- Community Gardeners will not touch any other raised beds/plots besides those assigned to them.
- If you are concerned for your or others’ safety at the gardens, you will reach out to the Community Gardens Coordinator.