Calypso's COVID-19 Response
UPDATED May 2021
As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic during the 2021 season, we will be implementing safety precautions as we reintroduce some of our in-person education programs. We will also continue our food relief work during the growing season, increasing accessibility and providing food to those who need it most in the Fairbanks community.
We care deeply about our community and will adjust our programs as needed in order to protect one another. The information below reflects our plans for the 2021 season and will be updated as more details become available.
If you would like to contribute to our continuing community food relief efforts, please click here to make a donation!
Interested in visiting the Farm this summer? Visitors are welcome! All visitors will be required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing. If you would like a tour or a fun, educational farm experience, click here to schedule a small group field trip!
2021 ON-FARM EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
We will continue to practice COVID-19 safety precautions as we resume in-person programming during the 2021 season. This includes requiring masks, limiting program group sizes, using mostly outdoor spaces, encouraging frequent hand washing or sanitizing, and eliminating the mixing of multiple on-site programs.
While the CDC has recently updated their recommendations on vaccinated individuals wearing masks, we will be continuing to require masks for all farm visitors and program participants, ages 5+, who can safely wear one, as we are regularly interacting with children under the age of 12 who cannot be vaccinated at this time.
2021 FARMERS MARKETS:
We plan to reopen some of our markets for in-person shopping this summer. Our Beaver Sports Farm Stand will likely remain closed, while Ester Market and the Southside Community Farmers Market will re-open with restrictions in place. Pre-ordering with contactless pickup will be available again this year at the Southside Market, in addition to an in-person market. Click here for the most up-to-date information on our farmers markets.