DO I NEED TO MASK AND FOLLOW SOCIAL DISTANCING IF I HAVE RECEIVED ALL DOSES OF THE VACCINE?
Pennsylvania ends mask requirements for fully vaccinated people, per CDC guidance
The Pennsylvania Department of Health said Thursday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated guidance on masking for fully vaccinated people immediately goes into effect across the commonwealth.
The CDC earlier in the day said that fully vaccinated people no longer have to wear face coverings indoors or outdoors except in some circumstances, including health care settings and long-term care homes, on public transportation and at businesses that will still require them. The agency also removed the requirement for physical distancing of 6 feet in those situations.
People who have not been fully vaccinated, defined as two weeks after the single Johnson & Johnson or the two-shot Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna regimens, should still wear masks and follow physical distancing guidelines, the CDC said.
In a statement, Pennsylvania Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam said the commonwealth’s amended mask order of March 16 included language that tied the state’s mandate to the CDC’s recommendations on face coverings. You will not need to wear a mask if you have a medical condition when doing so would compromise your health. Young children (infant to toddler) will not be required to wear a mask.
“That means today’s CDC guidelines automatically go into effect in Pennsylvania,” the department said. “[The] masking requirement will still be in place for unvaccinated individuals until 70% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.”
Pandemic experts also say to use common sense. Going without a mask outdoors depends too on geography. If Covid-19 cases are spiking in your area, wear a mask. Because guests gather here from all geographic areas, we ask that you follow these guidelines when at the lake:
Masks are required in all Keen Lake buildings (the office, the boat shed, all bathhouses, the game room, the movie lounge, the Barn, and at the Snack Bar Window.) Although you cannot enter a building without a mask, we will, of course, provide an alternate method of serving you if we are able.
For the health and safety of our guests and team members, you may have a maximum of 10 persons on your site at any given time, including campers and their day visitors. You are responsible for your visitors following all of the Covid-19 Guidelines in place at Keen Lake. If you are NOT vaccinated, Day Guests must be members of your family or a part of your bubble All guests must be pre-registered and guest fees paid with car information secured so that contactless check-in may be observed. Visitors may not bring pets. Day guests are admitted at 8 a.m. and must depart by 9 p.m.
The pool will open Memorial Weekend with normal occupancy
Lake swimming is available.
If you need the internet in order to work or learn remotely, we have dedicated Wi-Fi hook up and safely distanced stations available in our dedicated remote workspace. Please contact the office to sign up for your space. Please note this workspace has its own Wi-Fi password that will be provided upon registration for your space. If you prefer a more sophisticated office setting with additional office amenities, we suggest the Stourbridge Project just 12 minutes from us located at 646 Park Street, Honesdale, PA. 18431. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
IS THE DRINKING WATER SAFE?
The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Keen Lake wells are tested regularly.
WHAT SHALL I BRING?
Hand Sanitizer for your family.
Masks for every member of your family. We will require them in all closed buildings.
Extra wipes (we have hand sanitizer available at building entrances, playgrounds, etc., but you may want yours to wipe down a bench or chair, etc.)
If you are renting, please bring all bedding as well and beach, bathroom, and kitchen towels.
WHAT IS THERE TO DO ?
Our activity program will be a full program Remember that fresh air and vitamin D are very important to your overall well-being both mentally and physically!
WHAT IS YOUR PART?
We ask that you follow our new procedures set in place for your protection, for your family’s safety as well as mine and our staff’s. What we do today will affect us all tomorrow.
The Center for Disease Control recommends taking the following steps to protect yourself:
- Clean your hands often. Wash your hands with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds (Sing “Happy Birthday” to yourself twice) especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not available, please use hand sanitizer. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until dry.
- Avoid touching your mouth, your eyes and your nose.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash immediately.
- Immediately wash or sanitize your hands.
- Please observe and use the protective barriers we have installed in our store and office buildings, and ask your children to do the same