COVID-19 Policy

Event COVID-19 Policy: Updated March 23, 2022

At Practical Farmers of Iowa, the safety of our staff, members and communities are our top priority.

Outdoor Events

  • For events held outdoors, masks are not required for any person.
  • If emergency weather conditions require event attendees to move indoors, mask policy will be determined based on the Indoor Events policy below.

Indoor Events

  • At Private Residences (Farmer Homes and Buildings, Including Field Days):

For events hosted at private residences (a person’s farm or home), PFI strongly recommends the farmer-host follows the most up-to-date PFI policy for indoor events. However, the decision to require masks rests with the host.

  • At Public or Other Non-Residence Venues Reserved by PFI:

If the event is held in a county with a COVID-19 Community Level of “High” at the time of the event, a properly worn face mask is required for all attendees regardless of vaccination status, except when actively eating or drinking.

If the event is held in a county where COVID-19 Community Level is “Low” or “Medium”, masks are optional for staff and attendees.

These levels are monitored and reported on the Centers for Disease Control website.

Further COVID-19 Safety Guidance

Attendees should stay home if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous 5 days. We recommend following the latest CDC guidance for quarantine and isolation.

In accordance with CDC guidance, attendees should wear a mask during indoor events, regardless of the CDC Community Level rating, if they have recently been in close contact (household member, co-worker) with someone with COVID-19.

We’re looking forward to having events in person and greatly appreciate your contribution to making our space as safe as possible for staff, attendees and our communities.

Liz KolbeIf you have questions about these policies, please contact Liz Kolbe, liz@practicalfarmers.org, (515) 232-5661.