Easton Community Gardens COVID-19 Safety Protocols

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.

  • Fully vaccinated community gardeners and volunteers can resume activities without wearing a mask, if they are comfortable doing so. Please continue taking precautions and wearing masks at the gardens if you are not fully vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your second dose (Pfizer/Moderna) or 2 weeks after the single-dose vaccine (J&J). We will request that community gardeners and guests maintain 6 feet of distance in any setting where people are grouped together (volunteer days, etc.).
  • Hand sanitizer pumps will be available near the entrance of each garden. Please use hand sanitizer upon entering the garden.
  • Shared tools sheds will be available again this year. When using a tool, please wipe handle with the sanitizer wipes available in the shed before and after use. If you use a pair of work gloves, please place them in the “Dirty Gloves” bag after use. Gloves will be washed when clean pairs run low.
  • Volunteer days will be organized ahead of time to limit large crowds from entering the gardens. Dates can be found on this webpage to sign up.
  • If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, have come into contact with someone who has them, or test positive for COVID-19, you should NOT come to the gardens. If you are exposed but do not develop symptoms, please quarantine and do not enter the gardens for 10 days. For more information on patient instructions for isolation, you can refer to this PA Department of Health document.
  • 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.