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The Village of Fonda asks you follow these basic guidelines when attending any public event within the Village. We want to go back to as “normal” of a lifestyle as we are allowed, and we can do this with some sensible precautions.

State and County officials monitor the activities of large gatherings and licensed controlled businesses such as food services. We are happy that our County has chosen guidelines and education vs. enforcement and penalties but remember – we need to be smart!

We must follow the guidelines of public health professionals but we overwhelming feel that being outdoors in the fresh air is a great way to stay healthy – with common sense precautions for contact with others.

Wear a mask

  • Everyone 2 years and older should wear masks in public when socializing or in proximity to others outside of your household.
  • Masks should be worn in addition to staying at least 6 feet apart, especially around people who don’t live with you.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before putting on your mask.
  • Wear your mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
  • Fit the mask snugly against the sides of your face, slipping the loops over your ears or tying the strings behind your head.
  • If you must adjust your mask continually, it doesn’t fit properly, and you might need to find a different mask type or brand.
  • Make sure you can breathe easily.


Stay 6 feet away from others.

  • Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
  • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about two arm lengths) from other people.
  • Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.


Wash your hands often.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • It’s essential to wash:
    • Before eating or preparing food
    • Before touching your face
    • After using the restroom
    • After leaving a public place
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
    • After handling your mask
    • After changing a diaper
    • After caring for someone sick
    • After touching animals or pets
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.


Cover coughs and sneezes.

  • If you are wearing a mask: You can cough or sneeze into your mask. Put on a new, clean mask as soon as possible and wash your hands.
  • If you are not wearing a mask:
    • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
    • Throw used tissues in the trash.
    • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


Clean and disinfect.

  • Clean high-touch surfaces before coming into contact. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, tables, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If participating in event that has others touching the same surface wipe down the object with a sanitizing wipe before contact.
    • Optionally – use hand sanitizer prior and immediately after contact.
      • Do NOT touch your face or eyes before sanitizing.
      • Do NOT touch others before sanitizing.


Monitor your health daily.

  • You should always be aware of your health but 7-10 days before and event be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other signs of COVID-19.
  • Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
  • Get tested at a local testing facility.
  • Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.


Stay Home Until Next Time.

Village officials want the maximum participation and enjoyment for everyone during events but if you are not feeling well, we ask you stay home – Remember there is always the next time!

  • If you are showing signs of flu, cold or COVID symptoms, you should stay home and not have unnecessary contact with others.
  • Seek testing if you feel your symptoms are COVID related or see your doctor for other health concerns.


Travel & Transit.

  • We encourage attendees traveling from another location to follow CDC guidance for Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Attendees traveling by air from a foreign country be aware of CDC’s requirement to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States.
  • Attendees need to follow all state, territorial, tribal, and local requirements and recommendations related to travel.
  • We encourage the use of transportation options that minimize close contact with others (for example, walking or biking, driving, or riding by car—alone or with household members only).


Parade Candy and Gifts.

Our County Health Department Requires:

  • When giving candy out along parade routes or other situations, do not throw candy to the patrons. Instead:
    • Place candy inside of small bags utilizing gloves.
    • When handing candy out you should utilize gloves as well.


Trace and Tracking.

  • Please follow state and county health guidelines for reporting COVID illnesses.