As we navigate the new reality of the Coronavirus, accepted practices, policies, and procedures will constantly evolve. We are taking it slowly, respecting each other, and ask that you do the same. Ask questions, if you have them. If we all work together to reduce transmission, we will reduce the risks to ourselves and others. Social distancing increased cleaning and reducing opportunities for transmission is the new normal.
Your personal risk depends on your age and health, the prevalence of the virus in our area, and the precautions we all take during our activity. There’s no such thing as a zero-risk outing right now. We have tried, however, to think through the risks the way the experts do and to create a plan to minimize those risks wherever we can.
Please, do not come if you are sick or know that you have been exposed to the Coronavirus. Each person will complete a self-assessment questionnaire when you first meet your guide(s). Anyone answering yes to certain questions or exhibiting symptoms of the Coronavirus will be excluded from the trip.
You will be in the great out-of-doors with lots of fresh air and plenty of warm sunshine (most of the time). Experts believe that exercising outdoors poses low risk, if you can maintain social distancing. Understand that the nature of our trips does not allow this 100% of the time. When in close proximity to others, it’s best to wear a mask.
We have looked for ways to reduce opportunities for germ transmission and will do our best to provide the safest environment for you. Meeting and transportation are the times of highest contact and interaction. We will be helping to protect you at these times by wearing a face covering and ask you to do the same. Come prepared with your own face covering (cotton mask, disposable mask, a bandana, or buff-style neck gaiter).
We will try to provide hand sanitizer but, please, bring your own to guarantee availability.
Please, limit contact with the equipment you are not personally using. Wait for your guide to hand you a PFD (personal flotation device), paddle, and any other gear you may need.
We will carry only one group per van and wear face coverings while traveling. Come prepared with your own face covering. We will disinfect vans regularly. If our van is full or if you would rather avoid traveling in it, we can arrange to have your vehicle shuttled while we raft; the cost is $20.
Plan to bring your own water bottle and snacks for half-day trips and your own lunches for full-day trips. We will provide a cooler in which to carry them.