COVID-19 Policy at Bodhi Farms
"We are intimately interconnected with nature, whether we like it or not. If we don't take care of nature, we can't take care of ourselves. And as we hurtle towards a population of 10 billion people on this planet, we need to go into this future armed with nature as our strongest ally. "
― Inger Andersen, the UN's Environmental Chief on the coronavirus pandemic
Dear Bodhi Farms Community,
The invisible but real threat posed by COVID-19 (coronavirus) is unnerving, especially when it forces us to restrict our in-person interactions. It is now that we need each other more than ever and we all need to coordinate our efforts – both individuals and businesses alike – into cohesive, effective, and compassionate action.
We have outlined our policies below, which will be updated frequently as we know more in regards to the phased reopening and safety precautions. We ask that you attempt to minimize in person transactions as much as possible by making your reservations on our website prior to visiting us and paying with credit cards vs. cash. Please stay home if you are feeling ill; our staff will do the same.
Regardless of this damn coronavirus, at Bodhi Farms, we promise to provide our community with a safe outdoor environment until this strange time is behind us. Together we will get through this together and continue to make the world a better place to live.
With hope from 6 feet away,
Rayner & Tanya
Overview. The Sanctuary is made up of three primary amenities; our Yoga Shala which is a 1,000 square foot tipi, our Sanctuary Park which is an open air park, and our Day Camps that can be reserved for private lounging. No massages will be offered in 2020.
Covid Policy. To adhere to the current health guidelines, our current classes in our Yoga Shala will be limited to 9 guests plus one instructor as this is an outdoor yoga venue (when weather permits the sides of the tipi to be open, we can safely accommodate more). During this time, we ask that our instructors and students bring their own yoga mats, props and water bottles. Our private Day Camp lounges are perfectly suited for social distancing as they are private and by reservation only. We will disinfect the touch points and wash the hammocks each evening. Event guests in the Sanctuary Park will be required to maintain a 6 foot distance from others, which is the same length as a yoga mat!
Cleaning & Staffing. We will take our staff temperature daily as well as require they stay home if they are feeling ill or have any symptoms. Our staff will disinfect the portable restroom throughout the day & there is hand sanitizer at the Yoga Shala, the Welcome Shack, and the portable restroom. We also ask that you attempt to minimize in person transactions as much as possible by making your reservations on our website prior to visiting us and paying with credit cards vs. cash.
Overview. Our farm is in progress right now, but will soon consist of our gardens, food forests, and a hoop house.
Covid Policy. We maintain a 6 foot distance from each other at all times when working in our gardens, food forests and hoop house. We have hand washing stations as well as hand sanitizer in several spots on the property. Farm Club members will be able to sign up for a time slot this summer with 6 people max per group/time slot. We do ask that you bring masks, gloves, and a towel for using with the sanitizer bottles available to clean tools and materials. The mask will only be required when you are within 6 feet of another member that is not in your household. You will need gloves on hands to open gates, using the watering hoses, etc.
Cleaning & Staffing. We will take our staff temperature daily as well as require they stay home if they are feeling ill or have any symptoms. Our staff will disinfect the portable restroom throughout the day & there is hand sanitizer at the Garden Table, the Hoop House, and the portable restroom.
Overview. The Backyard is our indoor-outdoor event venue and bar. It consists of a small indoor bar with a garage door along with 3,000 square feet of open air tipis and an open air ceremony site.
Covid Policy. For private and community events, we encourage our guests to maintain a 6 foot distance from each other at all times. We will have markers on site that show where to stand in line for the portable restrooms & the bar stations. We do ask that all guests use the hand sanitizer throughout the event that will be available upon arrival at the foot bridge, on the reception tables, in the portable restrooms, and at the bar station(s). (Please note, we do not offer food or bar catering services at this time, so please check with your caterer if you have questions on food/bar prep & service.)
Cleaning & Staffing. We will take our staff temperature daily as well as require they stay home if they are feeling ill or have any symptoms. Our staff will disinfect the portable restrooms, surfaces, and high touch points before, throughout & after your event. Our service staff will always be wearing face masks for your safety as well as adhere to a strict hand washing policy and/or wearing disposable gloves.