COVID

COVID-19 & Inherent Risk Policies


COVID-19 Warning

According to the CDC there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where there are people. COVID-19 is a contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting Woody Acres, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.


2020 Safety Policies

Before Arriving
If you or anyone in your group has traveled outside of NYS and not met the conditions mandated by the state travel policy, has a fever, has had COVID-19, experienced related symptoms or been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 or related symptoms in the last 14 days please do not visit Woody Acres at this time.

The safety of our customers and staff is paramount to us so we can protect all our families. We thank you for your cooperation and support. Please help us stay open this Holiday Season by abiding by these rules.


Masks
Masks/face coverings are required to be worn while visiting Woody Acres in high traffic areas or whenever social distancing is not possible.

Social Distancing
We ask all guests to please be respectful of one another’s space and maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from anyone not in your party.

Sanitizing
Hand sanitizer will be available at Woody Acres for guests to use.
 
Cleaning/Sanitizing Procedures
Ramping up our cleaning procedures to include our saws and carts. Hand sanitizer will be available for all to use. The Porta-John will be sanitized throughout the day.
 
Employee Screening/Masks
Staff will be health screened before their shifts and wear masks/face coverings.
 
Reduced Capacity
Woody Acres will operate at 33% capacity, according to NYS COVID mandates.
 
Limited Activities
* Our newly expanded gift shop will be open with reduced capacity. Face coverings/masks are required in the gift shop.
* Sadly we will not be offering our complimentary hot chocolate this year due to COVID-19 concerns, the Woody Acres tradition will continue next year if conditions permit. 
* Santa will not be visiting our farm this year but we have arranged for you to meet with Santa virtually! Check out our Facebook page and the Virtual Santa Experience Sign-up Form tab above for more information. 



Read Before Entering Premise

*New York State Law now requires us to post a warning to all visitors to Woody Acres.

Warning to Visitors
You are entering a farm protected under New York State Law (Subsection 18- 303(1)(d)”Safety in Agritourism Act.” State law requires this posting. This farm may have uneven pathways and grounds, animals and equipment. You are assuming the risk and must exercise reasonable care, comply with all posted signage, and not willfully damage, remove or ignore signage and directions from employees. Inherent risks of agritourism and Christmas tree activities include among others, risks of injury inherent to land, farm equipment, playground equipment and animals. This agritourism and Christmas tree facility is not liable for injury, death, damage or a loss to participate in an agritourism activity conducted at this facility. By entering this facility you agree to not act in any negligent manner that may contribute to injury, death, damage or loss. You are assuming the risks by participating in activities at this facility.

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/GOB/18-303