One of ROCK’s core values is safety. ROCK has followed CDC guidelines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to keep our participants, families, ROCKateers, and staff safe. With the update to CDC guidelines on 5/13/2021 stating that fully vaccinated individuals may stop wearing masks, ROCK will be modifying its COVID-19 policies.
The following changes will go into effect on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Unless directed otherwise by local or state governmental bodies, our new policies will be as follows:
- We will no longer be taking temperatures or asking screening questions when you arrive.
- Those who are fully vaccinated may discontinue wearing facemasks on ROCK’s campus. Of course, if you would prefer to continue wearing a face mask, you may certainly do so.
- If you are not fully vaccinated, the CDC still recommends using a face mask to protect yourself and others who are not vaccinated. ROCK will not be asking if you have been fully vaccinated. We are confident that all of ROCK stakeholders will be practicing good self-care and self-awareness for any illness.
We understand that many of our participants are not yet able to be vaccinated because of age or other contraindications, and many are considered “high-risk” and vulnerable. Therefore, we want to honor their needs. For families and participants who would still like their team (Instructors/therapists, sidewalkers, and horse handler) to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status, ROCK will still require face masks in those instances.
Please also note that ROCK’s campus is still limited to visitors by appointment only. To schedule a tour or arrange a visit, please call 512-930-7625.