COVID-19 Guidelines

The Guardsmen 2021 Christmas Tree Lot Health and Safety Plan in Response to COVID 19

The Guardsmen Tree Lot Event to be held from Saturday, November 27, 2021 to Friday, December 17, 2021 at the location:

Festival Pavilion
2 Marina Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94123
Located in the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture


As per San Francisco Public Health order No. C19-07y (updated), the Guardsmen Tree Lot will operate in accordance with paragraph 4 sections a-g. Below is our detailed plan to comply with the order and help prevent the spread of COVID-19:


Plan Specifics:

Volunteer Safety Plan:

  • All volunteers are required to show proof of vaccination before entering the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion.
  • Volunteers will be required to wear a mask while indoors at the Tree Lot.
  • Volunteers will be asked to evaluate their own symptoms prior to their shift. 
  • Volunteers will be encouraged to stay home if they have symptoms or prior exposure to COVID. 
    • Any volunteer that believes they have been exposed to COVID will be required to show proof of a negative PCR test prior to returning to the Tree Lot. 
  • If a volunteer learns that he/she has been exposed to COVID, they must notify Tree Lot personnel. 


Customer Safety:

  • We will require all customers age 12 and older to provide proof of vaccination prior to entry.
    • Vaccination status will be checked by a volunteer at the table outside the entrance. 
  • All customers who enter the TL must a wear a facemask when not eating or drinking.
  • Signage will be posted outside the entrance of the Tree Lot instructing patrons to provide proof of vaccination. 
  • Signage will be posted throughout the Festival Pavilion reminding patrons to wear a mask.
  • Face masks and gloves will be provided at the entry for all patrons. 


Tree Pickup in the Parking Lot (Curbside Pick Up Contactless Purchase Method)

  • The online store will operate to provide customers with the ability to purchase remotely and pickup within a designated date/time window.
  • Curbside pickup, administered by no less than two volunteers, will allow customers to pick up pre-ordered trees without having to enter the Tree Lot. 
  • Tree Delivery at Customers Homes

  • The Guardsmen delivery team will provide two options for tree delivery:
  • Customers will have the option of having their tree(s) and accessories dropped off outside of their residence/place of business.
  • Customers will have the option of having a Guardsmen volunteer enter the delivery address to setup the tree(s).
  • All delivery volunteers will be required to wear facemasks when interacting with customers. 
  • Communications with Public

    • Education and signage will be available for easy viewing of customers on TL Health Safety measures: 
    • Social distancing and PPE requirements will be posted throughout the Tree Lot.
      • Will have signage stating the guidelines throughout the Tree Lot.
    • All policies for volunteers will be communicated prior and continuous throughout the tree lot period.
      • Volunteers will be required to read and acknowledge guidelines before shifts.
      • Will use email to constantly communicate guidelines and enforce restrictions.