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Our Response to COVID-19
The safety of our customers, volunteers, staff, and supporters is our priority.  

As an organization, we work with many high risk people, and ask that you respect our requirements. We want to protect all of our clients, staff, and volunteers to the best that we can, while continuing to provide our services. We appreciate your continued patience and support during this time. Stay healthy!

January 1st, 2022 Update: 

Uplifting Paws and Sunshine Dog Spa still require that all patrons, regardless of vaccination status, continue to mask up while in our facility. We will continue to provide disposable masks and hand sanitizer to those that need it. Additionally we have our HEPA air purifier in our lobby, and all staff members at our facility are fully vaccinated. 


August 1st, 2021 Update: 

The Center for Disease Control has recently begun recommending all people, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks again. Effective August 2nd, 2021, Uplifting Paws is reinstating our mask mandate for all customers, staff and volunteers. We will continue to monitor the health guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Lancaster County Health Department, and update our policies accordingly. 

We will continue to provide masks at for your convenience, and maintain our other sanitation guidelines previous to this update. 

June 1st, 2021 Update: 

Following the health measures from the Center for Disease Control and the Lancaster County Health Department, we have lifted our mask requirement in our facility. 

We strongly encourage clients that are currently unvaccinated or not yet fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to wear masks while they are in our facility. All staff that are not fully vaccinated are required to wear masks per the current guidance from our health officials. 

We will continue to provide masks at for your convenience, and maintain our other sanitation guidelines previous to this update. 

June 1st, 2020 Update:

We are closely monitoring and following guidelines released from the Center for Disease Control, as well as the Lancaster County direct health measures in order to operate safely. The following measures will be in place: 

  • Face masks are required for entry

    • If you do not have a mask, we will provide a disposable one for you. 

    • We also carry cloth masks for sale in our retail section. 

  • Hand sanitizer is readily available at our entrance/exit, in our training space,  and in our bathroom.

  • All frequently touched surfaces and areas are being sanitized between classes and any clients entering and leaving the building. ​​​​

  • All team members have their temperature taken upon arrival. 

  • If any member of our team is sick, especially with COVID symptoms, they are asked to stay home. 

  • Staff, interns, and volunteers that may have been exposed to COVID are required to quarantine from Uplifting Paws for 2 weeks after their exposure. Even if they have a negative COVID test, we are requiring they complete the 2 week quarantine as an extra precaution. 

  • Obedience Classes have the following measures added: 

    • Class size is limited to 6 dogs/owners

    • 6 feet between all clients, staff and volunteers

    • CGC/CGCA testing requires all volunteers to be masked as well, and our “crowd” testing will involve as few participants as possible and keeping 6 feet distance. We will adjust these guidelines as recommended by the American Kennel Club

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