Businesses looking ahead on how to plan their coronavirus safety measures for the fall

Businesses looking ahead on how to plan their coronavirus safety measures for the fall

BOSTON — The Labor Day weekend is unofficially the transition to the fall season. 

As those temps start to dip, people are looking for things to do outdoors where experts say it is safer to spend time during the pandemic.  

Sunshine Farm owner Jim Geoghegan showed us how Apple picking will be done at his site during the pandemic.

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“Six feet is the rule and our rows are 12 feet apart so there is plenty of room for people to distance,” said Geoghegan.

The Fall season will begin with apple and of course transition to pumpkins. There are new protocols like pre-paying instead of getting what you picked weighed after.  There is a new hand washing station on by the orchard.  

“My husband has been maniacal about six feet, six feet, mask, mask, mask,” said Hena Sniffin, of Sherborn.

She plans to stay outdoors as much as possible this fall, leaf peeping is on her short list. She also plans to go apple picking and she hopes this weather continues to be as nice.

“The air and the sun are as important as the masks and the 6 feet distancing and all that, I trust Mother Nature more than man,” said Sniffin.

We also talked to Nashoba Valley and they say they are doing their apple picking by reservation, so you may want to check your favorite place to go.


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