Feathered Pipe Ranch COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Feathered Pipe Ranch COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Updated: May 23, 2021

Please Note: Protocols are subject to change based on recommendations from CDC, state and federal laws, and/or local Department of Health recommendations.

Arrival & Shuttle Protocol:

All participants will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination; OR show proof of a negative COVID-19 test (antigen or PCR), taken within 72 hours prior to your program’s start date, upon arrival at the Feathered Pipe Ranch.
Upon arrival at the airport, all guests should inform Feathered Pipe staff if they are in any way feeling ill.
A maximum of nine passengers may travel in the shuttle at any one time and we will require masks to be worn during transport on the shuttle.
Feathered Pipe staff will clean/sanitize the shuttle’s interior between each transport.
Upon arrival at the Feathered Pipe Ranch, all guests and staff will have their temperature checked via infrared thermometer.

All Indoor Common Area Protocol:

Masks recommended inside all common areas (i.e. Main Hall, Dining Hall, Bathhouse).
Program presenter/teacher will define specific safety protocol for all classes which may or may not include mask wearing.
Registrants are requested to bring their own mat.
UV sanitizer for yoga mats will be available for use throughout the program.
A cleaned/sanitized set of props will be assigned to each participant for the duration of the program.
Hand sanitizer will be readily available, although hand washing is the best and accessible in all common area facilities.
Between classes, props, blankets and mats should be cleared by program participants in a manner that will allow staff to clean/sanitize the entire room.

Dining Hall/Meal Time Protocol:

Hand sanitizer will be readily available, although hand washing is the best and accessible in all common area facilities.
Meals will be self-serve buffet with all guests asked to wear a mask while getting food.
Staff is required to wear masks when preparing/serving food in the kitchen and dining hall.
During meals, a maximum of five people may sit at any one table.
Outside dining is available with social distancing requested.
Absolutely no guests are allowed in the kitchen.

Accommodations Protocol:

Housekeeping will thoroughly clean/sanitize all accommodations between programs.
General housekeeping is available on a daily basis with all staff wearing masks while in the room and following health department safety guidelines

Bathhouse Protocol:

Hand sanitizer will be readily available, although hand washing is the best and accessible in all common area facilities.
A limit of four people in the changing room at any one time is requested.
A limit of six people in the sink/shower area at any one time is requested.
Hot tub and sauna will open with restrictions – maximum of four people at any one time are allowed in the sauna, maximum of two in the hot tub.

Bodywork & Massage Protocol:

Bodywork and massage will be available in a modified form that follows all health department protocol, with both caregiver and receiver being required to wear mask.
All equipment and facilities within the bodywork and massage therapy room will be cleaned/sanitized by staff between individual sessions.

Staff Protocol:

All staff will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination; OR show proof of a negative COVID-19 test (antigen or PCR) on an ongoing, periodic basis.
Before starting a work shift, all staff is required to have their temperature taken via infrared thermometer.
If a staff member in any way feels sick before or during a work shift, they are required to report to management immediately and will be sent home immediately.

Quarantine Protocol:

If a participant becomes ill during a program, the participant must immediately come forward and inform staff.
A quarantine accommodation will be available on the Feathered Pipe Ranch grounds for anyone who may potentially be suffering from infection for the duration of program.
If quarantine is necessary after the end date of the program, Feathered Pipe will assist in locating a suitable accommodation in Helena for the participant.
The Feathered Pipe Foundation, however, WILL NOT be held responsible for any ensuing housing, medical, or travel delay/change/cancellation costs due to quarantine and/or illness.

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*We STRONGLY URGE all program participants to purchase travel insurance with substantial COVID-19 coverage immediately upon finalizing registration. We recommend roamright.com or travelexinsurance.com, which both offer excellent coverage at a reasonable rate.