COVID-19 is not a foodborne illness. The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The highest risk of transmission occurs in close proximity to many people, especially in indoor environments. The CDC reports there is a very low risk of spreading COVID-19 from food products, surfaces, or objects because the virus has poor survivability on surfaces. Learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html
Visit When Healthy
Do not garden if you feel ill or have a cold. Do not visit if you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last two weeks or if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last two weeks.
Suggested Hours for Seniors and Higher-Risk Gardeners
Tuesdays: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, and Fridays: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Maintain Social Distance
Maintain a 6-foot social distance between gardeners — about a plot distance, or a shovel and an arm’s length.
Not More Than 10
Avoid crowding. Talk with your fellow community gardeners if the garden is full, and schedule accordingly.
Wear Your Mask
The CDC recommends that people wear a mask in a community setting. When others are in the garden, demonstrate your care by wearing your mask.
Bring your own garden tools and gloves. When you must use the hose, clean it before and after and use garden gloves. Sharing tools at this time is not permitted.
Wash Your Hands
Wash your hands with soap and water before coming to the garden and afterward.
Communicate With Each Other and your EBGA Board
We are a community garden — welcome each other, talk to each other, and use common sense and courtesy. If you have questions, ideas, or comments, talk to us at email@example.com.
Updated June 5, 2020.