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What to Expect at GRuB during COVID-19, Updated 9/2021

December 27, 2021
What to Expect at GRuB during COVID-19, Updated 9/2021

The following is a summary of GRuB’s current program and operations adaptations for COVID-19.  Please refer to our website for current information as our practices evolve.   

In-Person Programming, Meetings, and Gatherings will be outdoors.  Our on-site programs remain almost exclusively outside.  Bathrooms are in the farmhouse, directly inside the back door. The only indoor programs (GED and any cooking classes for the GroundED program) are extremely small group and take place in a well-ventilated classroom.   

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

6 ft distancing:  We’ve adapted activities, group sizes, and meeting styles to give people ample space.

Masking:  We ask all people to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on site; 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.  In outdoor & distanced larger group meetings, speakers will sometimes briefly pull down their masks to be better heard.  

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  and during any GRuB Garden Project work related to SNAP-Ed.  

  • All staff, volunteers, and contractors who are downstairs at the farmhouse or outside on the farm will either have shown proof of vaccination or an exemption.   
  • GroundED program hours are 11am to 5 pm, W-F
  • Fall 2021 GroundED program ends November 12; spring GroundED will start in March. 
  • Staff or volunteers who have not shown proof of vaccination or 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 on Tuesdays 9:00-4:30, Wednesdays 9:00-2:00, Thursdays 12:00-4:00 and Fridays 12-4:00.

Questions? Contact or call (360) 753-5522

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