Having Fun While Wearing a Mask
“We are not defenseless against COVID-19,” said CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield. “Cloth face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of the virus – particularly when used universally within a community setting. All Americans have a responsibility to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.”
Opportunities to have fun with family and friends have not disappeared during the pandemic. Butter and Egg Adventures has continued to offer small group activity in outdoor settings since we re-opened in May 2020. The ziplines continue to run, laser tag wars take place on the Battlefield, climbing hasn’t stopped and guests enjoy new venues such as axe throwing, golf practice, and the Big Fun games area. And, yes, guests and staff are wearing masks and having a great time. By now, most people are accustomed to mask-wearing and have learned that the risks of not wearing a mask in Covid-19 times outweigh the reluctance to cover one’s face whether it’s for school, work, or play.
We ask that guests provide their own masks, as they likely have one that they are already used to. If needed, our staff will gladly provide a generic, disposable mask to be worn on-site. “Even during the summer months?” Yes, we make frequent stops to distance and slide down masks for water and rest breaks. Like you, we wonder how long we’ll be wearing masks into 2021. At present, we can only speculate but we plan to follow CDC and state health department guidance in an effort to protect our staff and keep our guests safe.
What can you do to protect your group at Butter and Egg Adventures? If you are a sponsor or chaperone of a group who is visiting Butter and Egg, it’s important that you notify guests–and if appropriate, their family members—of our mask wearing policy prior to their scheduled event. As a group leader, your example of wearing a mask will greatly help our efforts to keep everyone safe. Staying outdoors as much as possible is also preferable. During colder months, retreat groups are likely going to have indoor meetings. Even then, guests should continue to wear masks except for the time needed to eat and drink. Group meals will be served with distancing and serving plans in place to decrease the likelihood of virus transmission.
Is it really worth all the precautions? For our mental and physical health, we know that getting outdoors and spending time with close friends and family are important. Wearing a mask, we have found, is really not that confining and opens up many opportunities to experience joy and camaraderie, even in the midst of a time of darkness and despair. Call 334.670.9953 to make your reservation, or to find out more.