In light of Covid 19, we have been working closely with the Warren County Health Department. We have taken several precautionary measures to ensure our October market is safe and sanitary for all, and that social distancing requirements are followed. Signage will be placed throughout the market reminding shoppers to wear their masks and maintain proper distance from each other.
Here are some of our new health and safety guidelines for our October 2020 market:
As mandated by the Ohio governor, attendees must wear facial covering outdoors when unable to maintain a six-foot social distance from people who are not household members, except for those 10 years old or younger and those with a medical condition. Also masks are not mandated when you are eating and/or drinking.
Vendors and staff will also be wearing masks over the course of the weekend unless there is a medical condition preventing them from wearing one.
A new “early bird” ticket option addition for Saturday morning will limit attendance during peak times and provide staggered entry throughout the weekend.
Tickets will primarily be sold online. In efforts to maintain a contactless entry, we will accept credit card sales at the gate. When shoppers arrive, they must have their online ticket confirmation printed or viewable on their phone to be scanned quickly for fast and touchless entry.
Hand sanitizing stations for customers and vendors will be placed sporadically throughout the outdoor market space. All vendors will also have hand sanitizer available in their booth spaces and will be sanitizing their booths regularly throughout the weekend.
ALL VENDORS OUTDOOR ONLY
All vendor booths will be set up outdoors only with proper space barriers in place as approved by the health department.
Aisle ways throughout the market will be 15-20 ft wide to ensure proper distancing among shoppers.
NO DIY SESSIONS
All DIY sessions previously held inside the barn have been cancelled.
NO CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES
There will be no kid’s DIY sessions, face painting nor craft activities.
STAFF/VENDOR TEMPERATURE CHECKS
All Charm employees, volunteers and vendors will have their temperatures taken upon arrival. If anyone registers a temperature of 100.4°F [38° C], he/she/they will be sent home immediately.
Customers are also encouraged to take their temperatures prior to arriving to Charm and are asked to please stay home if they feel unwell. All attendees are expected to clean their hands frequently according to CDC recommendations.
We want to assure our Charmers and the community that we are very mindful and aware of the COVID-19 pandemic and how our world has changed in light of it. We understand that coming to Charm may not be for everyone.
But many people have told us that they are excited and want to come shop in a safe and beautiful outdoor environment. So we are cautiously proceeding with our August market and can’t wait to welcome our Charmers to the farm!