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What to Expect at GRuB during COVID-19, Updated 9/2022

September 23, 2022
What to Expect at GRuB during COVID-19, Updated 9/2022

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. 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 for short periods of time, 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 ask those around you to make sure they are comfortable with you be unmasked. GRuB has masks available for those that would like one.

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 received a negative test that day

Vaccination:  The WA State vaccine mandate is not longer in effect for GRuB's outdoor programming. It is still in effect for the downstairs area inside the GRuB Farmhouse during the hours when the GroundED program is in session (Wednesday-Friday: 11:30am-4:30pm).  During GroundED hours:

  • All staff, volunteers, and contractors who are downstairs in the farmhouse and staying in the area for more than 15 minutes will have shown proof of vaccination.   
  • GroundED program hours are 11:30am to 4:30 pm, W-F
  • Staff, volunteers, or contractors who have not shown proof of vaccination or have an exemption may be upstairs in the farmhouse, present during hours when GroundED is not in session, or participate in outdoor programming

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.  Every Monday anyone can drop-in to volunteer at GRuB 3pm-5pm. We often have flowers by donation on our front porch that anyone can drop by to pick-up! Otherwise, we prefer that you make an appointment, and we’ll work to find a time that meets your needs!  Please call 360-753-5522 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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