White Post Animal Farm of Melville

COVID-19 Health &
Safety Protocols

In accordance with current NY State policy, the Governor’s Executive Orders, and CDC recommendations, we require all visitors age 3 and up to be wearing a mask or face covering covering both your nose and mouth. Our staff are also required to wear masks.

Until further notice all admissions must be purchased in advance online to guarantee entry.

There will be a limited amount of walk-in tickets available for time slots not currently filled. Admission without advance online purchased tickets is not guaranteed.

This new policy is to adhere to new reduced capacity guidelines and to assist with proper social distancing.

Once you enter the farm, you must adhere to the social distancing and sanitization guidelines posted throughout the park.

Health and Saftey Policy

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING

The health and safety of our guests is our top priority. We have implemented several measures that you will see at our Animal Farm which are each designed to protect White Post Farms guests and employees from potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus (“Coronavirus”), by minimizing contacts, promoting social distancing and increasing sanitation throughout the Farm.

In addition, to further protect the health and safety of our guests and employees, you will not be allowed to enter the farm if within the past fourteen (14) days you have:

  • Tested positive or have been deemed presumptively positive with the Coronavirus;
  • Sought testing to determine whether you might have the Coronavirus, and have not yet received the results;
  • Been informed that you may have been exposed to Coronavirus or learned that you have been in the immediate vicinity of a person now known to have been carrying the Coronavirus; or
  • Experienced any of the following symptoms commonly associated with the Coronavirus, including cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, OR two or more of any of the following: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.

White Post Farms reserves the right to modify these requirements on a case-by-case basis to accommodate any circumstance that in White Post Farms sole discretion warrants a modification to this policy.

White Post Farms cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to Coronavirus during your visit. The CDC advises that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from Coronavirus. Guests should evaluate their own risk in determining whether to attend. People who show no symptoms can spread Coronavirus if they are infected, any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to Coronavirus. By coming to the farm, you acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with attendance.

If at any time White Post Farms determines that a guest does not meet the criteria outlined in this policy, White Post Farms reserves the right to refuse entry or (if the guest is already in the farm) immediately remove the guest from the farm with no refunds given. These actions are at the sole discretion of White Post Farms.

By entering the farm you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to abide by this policy. If you have any questions, or if you do not understand the policy, please speak with guest relations or send us a message on facebook.

Sanitizing & Disinfection Protocols

 
Introduce Cleaning Teams to Disinfect Common Areas
We are significantly increasing our efforts to sanitize and disinfect all high touch points.
 
Provide Hand Sanitizer Stations Throughout the Animal  Farm
We will have a large number of stations throughout the farm offering free hand sanitizer to guests and employees.
 
Provide Hand Washing Stations for Guests Throughout the Park
We will provide guests with easy access to hand washing stations in the park’s high traffic areas.
 
Continuously Monitor and Sanitize Restroom Areas
We will staff each restroom area with personnel who will disinfect all high touch point areas within the restrooms on a regular basis.
 
Continuously Clean & Sanitize Employee Work Areas
Team Member work areas will be sanitized multiple times each day according to CDC guidelines.
 
Provide All Team Members with Personal Protective Gear
Every employee will be provided and required a face mask.
 
Eliminate Open-Access Condiment, Topping Stations
Ketchup, mustard and other condiments will now be securely stored and served to guests upon request.
 
Eliminate Self-Service Cutlery & Napkin Stations
Napkins, knives, and forks will now be securely stored and provided to guests with their meal, as required or on request.