event safety

The safety of all attendees and participants is our main priority. Please see below for our attendance guidance for safety.

 

In accordance with the state and local government directions, our mask policy is based on each person’s vaccinations status.  If you have been fully vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask at the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival.  If you want to do so, please feel free. If you are not fully vaccinated, we do ask that you “mask-up”. We will not be checking any paperwork or asking you about your vaccination status – it is up to each individual to take the appropriate action. If you need a mask, please visit the Front Gate.

 

In addition,

  • We encourage all attendees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. 

  • If you are not vaccinated, we ask that you wear a mask.

  • Please stay home if you are not feeling well or exhibiting any symptoms for COVID-19.

  • We will provide additional hand washing or sanitizing stations throughout the venue, especially at entry/exit points and points of payment.  Please take advantage of these and thoroughly wash/sanitize your hand frequently.

  • As much as possible, minimize unnecessary interaction with people outside of your party.

 

If you would like to view our full Safety & Sanitation Plan, please read below.

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safety & sanitation plan

The pinnacles of our plan:

  • Training and education

  • Clear communication

  • Heightened precautions including added sanitation methods

 

Overall Event

  • We are utilizing an open-air outdoor event space allowing for good ventilation throughout.

  • We will post signs with COVID-19 safety and hygiene guidelines.

  • We will provide additional hand washing or sanitizing stations throughout the venue, especially at entry/exit points and points of payment.

  • The event will coordinate a hot shot Clean Team to continually wipe high contact surfaces on a frequency schedule.

  • Restroom attendants will frequently clean and sanitize restrooms.

  • We will minimize unnecessary interaction as much as possible.

  • Attendees will be encouraged to be vaccinated or wear a face masks if unvaccinated.

 

Sub-Contractors

  • We will require that all sub-contractors implement their own business specific covid practices and present a plan which must include:

    • That all employees to be trained on best hygiene practices including washing their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Vendors will be required to train their staff on the same topics.

    • All employees be reminded to stay home if they are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

    • All employees be screened at the start of shift. 

    • Frequent sanitation of commonly touched surfaces.

    • A requirement for vaccination of employees or wearing of a face masks if unvaccinated.

    • Sub-contractors will be advised to reduce all unnecessary interactions.

 

Entertainment

  • All entertainment will be reminded to stay home if they are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

  • We will reduce interactions between production team and entertainment.

  • Equipment will be sanitized between performances.

 

Booth Vendors

  • We will require that all booth vendors implement their own business specific covid practices which must include:

    • That all employees to be trained on best hygiene practices including washing their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Vendors will be required to train their staff on the same topics.

    • All employees be reminded to stay home if they are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

    • All employees be screened at the start of shift. 

    • Frequent sanitation of commonly touched surfaces.

    • Employees of the vendors who are not vaccinated will be asked to wear a face mask

  • Each vendor will be required to provide their own hand sanitizer or a hand-washing option.

  • Separate employees should be accepting payment and handling produce/restock at tables. If this cannot be accomplished, then handwashing or use of a sanitizer should happen between each transaction.

 

Staff/Volunteers

  • All staff/volunteers to be trained on best hygiene practices including washing their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

  • All staff/volunteers be reminded to stay home if they are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

  • All staff/volunteers be screened at the start of shift. 

  • Any snacks and drinks provided to staff/teams will be pre-packaged.

  • Staff/volunteers will be advised to reduce all unnecessary interactions.