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What to Expect at GRuB during COVID-19, Updated 5/2022

May 3, 2022
What to Expect at GRuB during COVID-19, Updated 5/2022

The following is a summary of GRuB’s current program and operations adaptations for COVID-19.   Please note that this is a summary and some details are not included here. Please reach out if you have any questions!

In-Person Programming, Meetings, and Gatherings will be mostly outdoors. Our on-site programs remain almost exclusively outside.  Bathrooms are in the farmhouse, directly inside the back door. Indoor programs consist of small groups and take place in a well-ventilated classroom. Information on where, how many people, and other important details will be shared with all registered participants prior to events/activities.

Virtual Programming and Meetings Gatherings that cannot happen safely or effectively outdoors have been postponed or replaced with virtual options.    

6 ft distancing:  When possible, we’ve adapted activities, group sizes, and meeting styles to give people ample space. If less than 6ft apart, regardless of indoors or outdoors, masking is required. Participants will be notified ahead of time if events/activities require less than 6ft distance between participants.

Masking:  Indoor masking is required over nose and mouth; exceptions are while eating or drinking, while working alone in a closed & ventilated office space, for children under 5, and for people who cannot wear a mask.  Outdoor masking is optional, with a consent based approach. Please arrive wearing a mask, then we will do an anonymous poll to ensure everyone is comfortable with others unmasking near them. If they are, masks become optional and can be removed while outdoors and 6ft+ apart. Outdoor masking is not optional if less than 6ft apart.

Handwashing:  We have indoor and outdoor hand washing stations, and hand sanitizer available on site so it is easy for people to wash their hands.  

Stay at Home if Symptomatic:  We ask staff, volunteers, and program participants to stay home if they have COVID-19 symptoms, unless they’ve recently received a negative test.  

Vaccination:  As of October 18, 2021, we will be in compliance with the State of WA vaccination mandate during the hours when the GroundED program is in session (Wednesday-Friday: 11:30am-4:30pm).  

  • All staff, volunteers, and contractors who are downstairs at the farmhouse or outside on the farm will either have shown proof of vaccination.   
  • GroundED program hours are 11:30am to 4:30 pm, W-F
  • Staff or volunteers who have not shown proof of vaccination or have an exemption may be upstairs in the farmhouse, or present during hours when GroundED is not in session.   

Drop-in Visitors  In normal times, we love the serendipity and connection with drop-in visitors!  Currently, we remain closed to the public with a few exceptions. Our farm stand is open outdoors on Wednesday afternoons, 3-6 pm, through mid-fall.  Our Community Seed shed is open 24/7 for people to access seeds.  Rather than dropping by, we prefer that you make an appointment, and we’ll work to find a time and setting that meets your needs!  Please call 360-752-5522 or email   

Phone hours:  Many of our staff continue to work from home.  We strive to check messages daily, and return calls promptly.  We typically have office staff on site to receive calls Monday-Friday 10am-4pm. 

Email is the best way to reach us. Please visit our Staff Page to find the direct email of the person you are trying to reach.

Questions? Contact or call (360) 753-5522

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