COVID-19 POLICY

OUR PLEDGE TO YOU

The health and safety of our guests and staff is paramount to the Gaver family. We pledge to do our part to keep you safe by enhancing our already-stringent cleaning protocols and by implementing these additional courses of action:

  • Staff health screenings and temperature checks.
  • Increased disinfecting routines and cleaning protocols. Enhanced measures may call for temporary delays during your visit. We appreciate your patience.
  • Common areas will comply with appropriate physical distancing guidelines.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be readily available throughout the farm.
  • Staff will wear face coverings.
  • We will adhere to all local and statewide health mandates.
  • The Farm Market is well-ventilated and open-air and we will be moving some of the fresh-cut trees out of the Farm Market to facilitate physical distancing.

YOUR PLEDGE TO US

We are committed to keeping you healthy and safe. Please note that by visiting Gaver Farm, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. We rely on you to do your part to protect yourself, your family and other people at the farm by:

  • MASK POLICY: You are REQUIRED to wear a mask inside the Farm Market, when ordering from the Christmas Cafe, on hayrides and anytime when physical distancing is not possible outdoors. For the safety of other guests and our staff, we strongly encourage you to wear a mask for the entire visit. Need a mask? Some are available for purchase at the farm!
  • Stay home if you, or someone in your family/group is sick, have a vulnerable immune system, or are considered at-risk as identified by the CDC – including those who are over the age of 65 or those who have severe underlying medical conditions.
  • If you are feeling sick or have any symptoms of COVID-19; have been in contact with recognized COVID-19 cases or traveled to states listed in MD’s travel advisory within the last 2 weeks, do not visit the farm.
  • Wash and/or sanitize your hands upon entry to the farm and frequently throughout your visit.
  • Hand sanitizer is readily available throughout the farm. We encourage you to bring your own private supply or purchase a personal bottle at the farm if you do not wish to use the shared stations.
  • Follow physical distancing guidelines by maintaining at least 6-feet of physical distance between families. Christmas tree cutting is a family experience- stay within your household bubble.
  • Minors must always have direct parental supervision. Please help kids to physical distance from other guests. Direct them to use physical distancing markings.
  • We encourage you to use cashless transactions.
  • Please remember to BE KIND! Be respectful of other family’s space and keep your distance!

Please know that if you do not feel comfortable visiting Gaver Farm right now, we understand and encourage you to delay your visit until a time in the future when you do feel comfortable. We believe each of us has to individually make the decision as to what we feel is right and/or safe for ourselves and our families; and with that decision comes personal responsibility to voluntarily assume and accept all related risks associated with that decision, including the potential risk of exposure to COVID-19. Our guidelines are subject to change as needed to comply with mandates issued during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are striving to offer a safe, fun and educational experience when visiting Gaver Farm. Our family and staff appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you soon.

AT THE FARM

We have made some exciting changes to the layout of the farm to better accommodate physical distancing and flow of guests!

  • Please limit your time inside the Farm Market/Wreath Shop to shopping only and follow directional guidance.
  • Hayrides will be available to the back fields on weekends only (weather and guidelines permitting). The center bench on each wagon is CLOSED to reduce capacity and we ask that you stay within your family cluster with 6 feet between families and wear masks at all times on the hayride. We have plenty of hand carts available if you choose to walk to the fields and encourage you to use them if you are not comfortable on the hayrides this season.