Health Protocols

The health and safety of our visitors remains ever present in our minds. For this reason, we are watching the COVID-19 dashboard carefully, and following developments according to CDC recommendations.

Tick-Borne Illness Prevention

Deer ticks are common in Dutchess County and can cause potentially serious illnesses, including Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, and Ehrlichiosis, among others. Tick-Borne illness is most likely to occur in early spring and summer. For this reason, we at Wethersfield suggest that visitors to the Wethersfield Garden and/or the woodland trails take necessary precautions to prevent exposure to illness.

• Make use of a repellent with DEET, permethrin, or Picaridin.
• Wear light-toned protective clothing, so that a tick is more visible.
• Tuck pant legs into socks to create a cohesive barrier.
• Strategize about entering tick-infested areas and make plans to mitigate risk shortly thereafter.
• Check yourself for ticks, as well as any children or pets who accompanied you.

Covid-19 Prevention

• At the present time, we respectfully ask that visitors to Wethersfield who are not fully vaccinated wear a mask while in interior spaces.
• Should you need a mask, we are pleased to provide one for your convenience.
• We at Wethersfield suggest that groups maintain social distance, as practical.
• Wear a mask while inside, regardless of vaccination status.
• When using public restrooms provided as a courtesy, kindly wipe down surfaces with disinfectant provided
• You may visit this page for updates as to Wethersfield COVID-19 safety procedures. Wethersfield will always follow all state and federal health regulations to stop the spread. We thank you for your anticipated cooperation.