Rafting in 2022 with COVID-19
While we can’t entirely eliminate the risk of contracting COVID-19, we are maintaining our operations to reduce any threat and to make you feel as comfortable as possible on the river in 2023. We have operating protocols in place and expectations for our guests (pre-trip screening). Per the CDC, we have loosened our restrictions from 2021.
What we are doing:
- Face masks will not be required on the bus. Masks will be optional. Each trip member will be responsible for bringing their own masks if you choose to wear one on the bus. We will have masks available for purchase at our meeting location.
- Each rafter will be assigned his or her individual life jacket, paddle, and helmet for the entire trip.
- Hand washing stations with soap and sanitizer will be provided at our meeting spots and camps.
What we expect from you:
Before your Trip
- If you are in an “at risk” category, we recommend that you consult with your physician prior to booking your trip.
- We have updated our Risk Forms to alert you to the risk of exposure to COVID-19 while on a trip. Everyone will need to read, acknowledge, and sign a waiver prior to their trip. These forms are contained in our confirmation email, which the group organizer will email out to each guest.
- If you start experiencing symptoms prior to the trip, please let us know and we can help reschedule your trip. Limiting contact with others for 10 days prior to your trip is strongly encouraged.
During your Trip
- Check in will be done outdoors and the Trip leader will be informing guests of proper procedures and distancing between groups during check in.
- It is important to remain hydrated during our trips, so please make sure to bring your own water bottle. We will have bottles for sale upon check in.
- If you or someone in your group has symptoms or tests positive anytime in the 10 days following your trip, please let us know.
Responsible Travel: Please be aware of your potential impacts on the small communities where we will be meeting you. Local economies are dependent on tourism but less prepared for more COVID infections. Don’t travel if you show symptoms or have been around people who have shown symptoms, minimize your interactions while traveling, get dinner to go and stay in the night before your trip, wear a face covering, and wash your hands. And remember, we’re ALL in this together; an outbreak in a local community could end the rafting season for everyone.