COVID-19 Public Health Protocols
Subject to change. Updated 8/26/21.
Those planning to attend our in-person field days this fall are expected to prioritize the health and safety of all attendees, as well as OSA and on-site hosts and staff, by agreeing to respect the following safety protocols.
Although our event will be held outdoors, masks that cover the nose and mouth will be required for all attendees, regardless of vaccination and test status, for the duration of the event. Masks may be removed while eating or drinking. OSA will have masks available onsite.
The events will be set up to encourage physical distancing by planning adequate space between stations and utilizing voice amplification systems when necessary.
Additionally, OSA requests that individuals stay home if they meet any of the following criteria:
- They have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last ten days
- They are waiting for COVID-19 test results
- They have COVID-19 symptoms
- They have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19
- They know in advance that they will not be able to meet the state, local, or host site protocols as referenced
Any individual failing to comply with these protocols will not be admitted or allowed to remain at the event. If you have questions or concerns, please discuss them with our on-site staff or contact OSA Events Coordinator Rebekah Korenowsky Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OSA staff are continuing to monitor safety guidelines and local COVID-19 case data and we may adjust our protocols based on case rates and/or county or CDC guidelines at the time of the event. Thank you for your patience and cooperation!
A Note About Upcoming Events
The ripple effects of a pandemic is felt by all but in vastly different ways. In times of great uncertainty and upheaval it is important to take pause and reconnect to grace and loving kindness. Both for ourselves, who have been holding space for an unnamable amount of things, and for each other, as we can never know what another has been through. Reconnecting to grace and loving kindness can look and feel different for everyone. Reminding yourself that you should drink more water today, or remembering to take an extra deep breath when someone cuts you off in traffic. We can inject grace and loving kindness into the smallest of actions and start to see a new ripple effect begin to take the place of what we have all been slogging through.
We at Organic Seed Alliance miss you all. As in person events tenuously begin to take place in different regions across the U.S. we ask for your grace and loving kindness. You may see an event that was scheduled to take place in your region suddenly get canceled. Or you may see an event pop up in your region on very short notice. We are constantly watching the COVID conditions in the regions where we have events officially and tentatively scheduled, pivoting when necessary, and taking precautions whenever we can. We miss in person events and we want to keep everyone safe. We can do this but we must work together. Thank you for your grace and loving kindness.