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COVID-19 Policy and Procedures

Southern Reins continues to monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic, following safety protocols and operations outlined by the Shelby County Health Department, Tennessee Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Effective as of March 3, 2022

  • Individuals are not required to wear a mask in outdoor or covered/open areas, such as the covered riding arena and crosstie pavilion. Social distancing is strongly recommended.

  • Individuals are not required to wear a mask in indoor areas as long as you maintain a minimum of 6 feet of social distance from others. If you are unable to socially distance yourself from others indoors, a mask is required.

  • Individuals should continue to wear a mask based on your personal preference, informed by your personal level of risk. Anyone with significant risk factors should continue to wear a mask.

  • Southern Reins will honor the request of any participant or parent/guardian who requests that staff and volunteers wear a mask while the participant is on property.

Outlined below are the facility safeguards and safety protocols we follow to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Individuals who show symptoms or are diagnosed with COVID-19, or have another illness or are unwell, are restricted from being at the facility.

  • Southern Reins will supply masks to any individual upon request.

  • All individuals are required to follow social distancing protocols and maintain a minimum of 6 feet of social distance. 

  • Staff and volunteers are required to wash their hands before and after each lesson or session. Participants are required to use hand sanitizer before and after each lesson. 

  • Hand sanitizer stations are located at designated access areas.

Southern Reins has implemented routine cleaning and disinfection of the facility. This includes cleaning and sanitization of equipment (including tack and helmets), and practicing routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces, including tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, toilets, faucets, sink basins, etc.

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