Fall Faire is a unique event. While it is an outdoor venue, physical distancing is not always possible. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
By attending the Okanogan Family Barter Faire, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. *UPDATE: Effective September 13, 2021, the Washington State Department of Health issued a health order, requiring masks to be worn at outdoor events with 500 or more people.
Masks are required for everyone ages 5+ at Faire.
We realize that some might not agree with this mandate, but it is crucial we adhere to this, for us to host Faire and remain open. Please bring your mask and wear it while in public areas of Faire (Vending Circle, Stage, Drum Circle, etc.). Again, this is a mandate we are required to follow.
Fairgoers should bring their own mask. We will have masks available for those who need one, while supplies last. Increased hand washing stations and hand sanitizer will be on site, along with frequent cleanings in high touch areas.
We do encourage everyone to be self sufficent. Bring plenty of personal use hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes.
Thank you for helping to keep the Faire fun and safe for our community. We are all in this together! Okanogan Family Faire Health Pledge:
We ask that you not attend if any of the following is true for you or anyone in your group.
• Show symptoms of COVID-19; or
• Are not fully vaccinated and have been in close contact (within six feet for 15 cumulative minutes over a 24-hour period) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days; or
• Have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days or are awaiting results of a COVID19 test due to possible exposure or symptoms and not from routine asymptomatic COVID-19 screening or surveillance testing; or
• Have been told by a public health or medical professional to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19 infection in the past 14 days.
---------------------GUIDANCE FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ON COVID-19Before the event:
• Strive for personal and community wellness
• Get vaccinated (Getting vaccinated now will still give you some protection for Faire weekend – though regardless of vaccination status, you will still need to wear a mask.)
• Consider getting tested within 72 hours before attending FaireAt the event:
• Wear a mask
• If you are unvaccinated or at high risk for severe COVID-19, avoid crowded areas of the festival and stay at least 6 feet away from other groups
• Avoid physical contact with people outside of your party
• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or with hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol
• Limit consumption of substances. Consuming alcohol or substances may make you less likely to follow COVID-19 safety measuresWhen you get home:
• Stay home and get tested if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated
• Continue practicing personal and community wellness