“Catching Up” COVID-19 Policy

PFI’s Safety Protocols for In-Person Events

(Updated May 12, 2021)

At all in-person PFI events, we expect staff, hosts and attendees to comply with the following safety protocols until further notice. Individuals should not attend an in-person event if they, or someone in their household, are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These symptoms may include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Please note: People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms. Learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

  • Attendees should maintain at least 6 feet of distance from other attendees (except those in their household).
  • When 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained, attendees must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose. This includes all persons ages 5 and older, except those who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons.
  • At events where social distancing may be more difficult, or to protect higher-risk hosts on their own farm, masks may be required for all attendees at some events. We will let attendees know in the event invitation if masks will be required.

To further minimize risk and improve safety at in-person events, we are taking several other precautions, including:

  • Limiting gatherings to a maximum of 15 attendees
  • Making additional cloth and disposable masks available at all events
  • Providing hand sanitizer at all events
  • Holding PFI events outdoors only
  • Serving any food in individual portions
  • Providing bottled water
  • Postponing an event if the host, or anyone in their household, suspects (or confirms through testing) that they have COVID-19 within two weeks of the event. If that happens, we will notify invited attendees immediately.

As the COVID-19 pandemic situation continues to evolve, we will regularly evaluate our in-person event protocols and update them as needed. For updated information, check back on this page or call the PFI office at (515) 232-5661.