COVID-19 Protocols

The health and safety of our Fieldstone Farm community is our top priority and we continue to have several safety protocols in place. We continue to evaluate our policies as we receive new information and guidance from our state and local public health officials, the Centers for Disease Control and PATH Intl.

Masks
In light of the CDC’s announcement that the chance of contracting COVID outdoors, even when around unvaccinated people, is less than 1 percent, Fieldstone Farm will be allowing volunteers, who wish to do so, to lower or remove masks when working in the barn without students, and when actively leading a horse without a student walking next to them. Volunteers will mask up when working within six feet of an unmounted student. And masks for everyone continue to be required indoors, such as in the tack room, lobby and classrooms.

We ask that students, whether or not they are vaccinated, continue to be masked to keep volunteers and fellow students safe. We understand that everyone would like to never wear a mask again, but that time has not yet arrived for all of us at Fieldstone Farm due to the population we serve. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.

Temperatures and Health Checks
Volunteers, students and families are no longer required to take temperatures or answer health questions. We continue to ask that if you or someone in your household is ill – please stay home.

Capacity Limits
Families may bring two people into the lobby or big meeting room to watch your student’s class. There is no longer a limit on the number of people in the tack room.

Lesson Changes
Students, who are appropriate to do so, may once again tack up their horse, lead their horse in the arena prior to mounting and un-tack at the end of the lesson. Instructors make these decisions based on their knowledge of the students and available time between classes. Students may also wait in the mounting area prior to the beginning of class.

Thank you for being a part of our program when it wasn’t easy to do so! We have gotten through this time together and the situation will continue to improve thanks to your diligence and care. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Leslie Mapes at lmapes@fieldstonefarm.org. Thank you!