One of ROCK’s core values is safety. Since the pandemic, ROCK has followed CDC guidelines to keep our participants, families, ROCKateers, and staff safe. Due to the recent increase of cases in our region and updated recommendations from the CDC, we have updated our COVID Guidelines to reflect these changes.
This policy started 9/1/2021:
- Masks are required indoors. Regardless of vaccination status, we are requiring that all individuals when in an indoor space be masked. We know that some of our participants are not able to wear a mask and those participants are exempt from this policy.
- In outdoor spaces other than those designated by “Authorized Personnel Only”, you are free to visit keeping in mind social distancing (6-feet) guidelines.
- Instructors and volunteers will mask outside during close contact (6 feet or less as defined by the CDC) including mounts, dismounts, and when we can’t socially distance.
- Participants may request their entire team to be masked, throughout the lesson (including Horse Handler and Instructor in addition to the Sidewalkers who will already be masked due to close contact).
- If you’re sick, please do not come to ROCK. We will not be screening anyone on site but ask that everyone pay close attention to how they are feeling. There will be a visitor sign-in sheet for unexpected guests. If you or your participant is sick or has been sick we ask you to follow the CDC Exposure Recommendations with follow up testing: COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation | CDC
- Please remember to wash hands prior to riding and sanitize after your lessons.
- We are not limiting family members onsite; however, we do ask that you stay in your family group to limit exposure to others who may be onsite by maintaining a 6-foot distance between groups of families.
- According to the CDC, Exposure is defined as: Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.
- Limit of 2 individuals in the Ham Family Room (formerly the Ikea Family Room) at a time. Individuals must be masked while inside and we ask that you clean your area when you leave.
- From the Texas Department of State Health Services: Vaccinated or not, wearing a mask in indoor public spaces can help protect you and everyone close to you. In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings. Wear a mask in outdoor crowded settings if someone in your household is immunocompromised or at increased risk of severe disease. The safety measures listed below can also help protect you from COVID-19:
- staying 6 feet from others not in your household
- frequent handwashing
- avoiding crowded indoor spaces’
- Simplified CDC Recommendations: How to Protect Yourself & Others | CDC