Community Health Safety Measures for Harvest Pack Events (see below)

Harvest Pack values the health and wellness of everyone in our community and strives to follow CDC best practices for transmission reduction of Covid-19, flu, and other illnesses that could impact community health. We are also required to follow FDA guidelines for safe food preparation.

  • Please do not participate if any of the following are true:

    • You are showing signs of the flu, Covid-19 virus, or gastrointestinal illnesses.

    • You are awaiting Covid-19 test results or have received a positive test result in the past 5 days.

    • You have been exposed to Covid-19 within the past 5 days (in close contact with anyone who received a positive test).​​ 

  • We request all participants to follow CDC guidelines related to quarantine, isolation and masking.

  • We keep track of CDCs guidelines for Covid-19 Community Level by County. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html

    • In counties with a High Community Level of spread:

      • Masks may be required for all participants (aged 2 and older)

      • Harvest Pack may also follow increased distancing guidelines, and limits on group size

    • In counties with a Medium Community Level, or if neighboring counties are High or Medium:

      • Masks will be strongly encouraged, but optional, unless required by the event host or local ordinances. Distancing may still be utilized.

    • In counties with a Low Community Level:

      • Masks are optional, unless required by the event host or local ordinances. Distancing may still be utilized.

    • Acceptable masks include high-quality, tight-fitting masks (such as KN95, KF94 or N95 respirators), which are preferred, surgical (or non-medical disposable) masks, or multi-layer cloth.

      • Harvest Pack will supply non-medical disposable masks if needed. All masks must fit snugly and completely cover your nose and mouth.

      • Plastic face shields worn alone, neck gaiters, and bandanas are not acceptable. A mask with a face shield is acceptable.​​

    • Harvest Pack reserves the right to move to a higher level of precaution if the situation warrants it (for example, if transmission levels are considered high, or start rising again rapidly, even if Community Level adjustments haven’t caught up yet).

    • You can visit https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view to see recent information about case counts and overall transmission in your county. 

  • Harvest Pack continues to follow thorough disinfecting & cleaning protocols.

  • Harvest Pack’s packaging setup and table spacing may be adjusted to allow for increased distancing between groups. This may lead to volunteer group sizes being limited (based on the space available). 

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in for your shift. If there is a line, please respect distancing guidelines while you wait. 

  • If you or anyone in your group develops symptoms while packing, you and your entire group are expected to notify Harvest Pack staff and excuse yourselves from the event. 

  • Please adhere to all federal requirements and local orders for your area. 

  • These COVID-19 safety guidelines are not exhaustive and may be adjusted depending on the prevalence of the COVID-19 virus in the event area.

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COVID-19 has undone a decade’s worth of progress in the fight against hunger. Supporting Harvest Pack can help keep food on the table for those experiencing job loss, underemployment and other challenges that impact food security.
 
Donate today or host a CDC-guided meal pack.