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Jack O'Lanterns Unleashed
October 8 - 31, 2021
Mason, MI

COVID-19 Infection Control Plan

The information in this document has been accumulated from the following credentialed organizations: International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA); Outdoor Amusement Business Association (OABA), State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS); the Michigan Safe Start Large Venue Guidance, Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA); and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). This plan will be adjusted over time based on the most current state and local health orders.

Designated responsible person on staff: Sonja Skerbeck (906) 280-5186

Revision Date:
 May 15, 2021

Current Emergency Order: MCL333.2253 – Gatherings and face Mask Order May 14, 2021



  • Consumption of food or beverages is permitted where patrons or groups of patrons are seated and separated by at least 6 feet, no more than 6 patrons per table, and groups of patrons do no intermingle. 
  • At outdoor entertainment facilities that establish and abide by an infection control plan, gatherings may not exceed 20 persons per 1,000 square feet. Venues must post their plan publicly, including on a public website. Infection control plans must be provided to the local health department at least seven days before scheduled events. 

The following identifies how Skerbeck Entertainment Group (SEG) ensures compliance with the requirements in the Emergency Order as well as industry-sourced good operating practices:


SEG incorporates signage at egress points identifying the following information which is also available prior to arrival through social media, website, and on ticketing receipts:

  • Guests who may be pregnant, sick with COVID-19 or recently exposed (within 14 days) to an individual with COVID-19, does not feel well, or who feels well but is in a high-risk category as defined by the CDC, should NOT visit the midway.
  • Guest information on how to stop the spread of COVID-19, properly wash hands, promote everyday protective measures, properly wear an optional face covering, and social distance.



  • The midway will feature less attractions, freeing up more space for social distance.
  • Midway walking areas will be widened to allow more space between people
  • Rides will be selected with social distancing and minimization of contact point in mind
  • Waiting lines for rides will allow families to be grouped together to minimize mingling of groups.
  • Queue lines for attractions, game and food concessions will be established in a linear manner with 6 foot social distancing marks.
  • Empty rows and empty seats on the rides will be performed wherever possible.
  • Employees will not be permitted to physically assist or lift guests.  If a guest needs assistance, a member of their family or family unit must be able to assist.  The exception to this is in the unlikely event of an emergency ride evacuation
  • Game concession play will be performed on the basis of one player at a time unless social distancing can be maintained through the use of 6 foot social distance marks. 
  • Guest attendance will be monitored to ensure compliance with the density limitation of patrons through the use of egress point monitoring.


SEG food concessions operate as Special Transitory Food Units (STFU) and are licensed and regulated through Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), existing requirements are designed to manage the health and safety of employees and guests. In addition to the existing regulations, SEG has implemented protocols to comply with the Emergency Order and mitigate COVID-19:

  • Signage to permit consumption of food and/or beverages within a fenced, designated dining area to ensure that consumption of food or beverages is only be permitted where patrons or groups of patrons are seated and separated by at least 6 feet, no more than 6 patrons per table, and groups of patrons do not intermingle. Marks are placed on the ground to designate queue lines for food service.
  • Single-use condiments and napkins are available upon request from the serving window (no self-service) and self-service bottled water will be eliminated. Food items are handed to guests on a tray.
  • Designated staff wearing masks and gloves monitor guest social distancing, assist guests in to and out of the designated seating area, and sanitize seating/eating areas before and after each guest use.



  • High touch surfaces are cleaned by employees throughout the day with an alcohol or bleach based disinfectant. High touch areas include ATM touch pads, ticket booth counters, ride entrance and exit fence handles, guest restraints on the rides, food concessions counters, and game concession counters.
  • Prior to opening each day, and ongoing throughout the day, attractions are thoroughly sprayed by employees with EPA approved disinfecting solutions. 
  • Game equipment touched by guests is cleaned after each use. Returns of game prizes is prohibited.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are situated throughout the carnival midway and designated eating area, and are fully stocked at all times.


  • Each employee’s temperature is checked and logged before work shifts and they are not be allowed to work should they register a fever above 100.4 degrees.  Each employee must complete a daily health screening that includes checking their temperature.  This is performed using a MIOSHA compliant form.
  • Employees are reminded they have a duty to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and to not adversely affect the health and safety of others.
  • Any employee exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 are removed from the work place and transported to a single-room quarantine residence while monitoring of their health continues. If any employee requires medical assistance, effort will be made to assist appropriately, including providing transportation if necessary to a medical facility.
  • Staff are educated on sanitation and cleaning procedures for public and personal areas, social distancing requirements use of PPE, and guest responsibilities. This is specific to their area of work responsibility.
  • Employees are instructed to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer at least every 60 minutes and after any of the following: using the restroom, sneezing, touching their face, blowing their nose, cleaning, sweeping, mopping, eating, drinking, smoking, entering, or leaving a guest area, and before and after their shift.
  • A written policy is posted encouraging employees to stay home without fear of being punished or losing their jobs should they feel ill or show symptoms of virus or infection. Staff are educated on when they can return to work.
  • Employees should treat all bodily fluids as if they are infectious. They wear PPE if moving materials with fluids on them or cleaning areas where fluids have been.
  • Employees are 100% vaccinated.

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