COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines on your Outdoor Adventure

 

Released 3/10/2020

Updated 7/21/2020

 

In light of COVID-19 and its affect on public outings and group functions, Peak 7 Adventures wants to reassure you of the steps we are taking to provide a carefully crafted experience for your group or child. The spread of coronavirus has raised concerns from our Peak 7 community about how we will continue to operate and provide services in a safe and respectful environment. Our staff are aware of current CDC recommendations regarding prevention and treatment of COVID-19. We take seriously the health of all participants and our staff and want to share the steps we have taken in this regard.

 

Peak 7 Adventures is planning to run our scheduled programming for the season. As an organization, we are following the guidance from the CDC found here. For more information on stopping the spread of germs from the CDC click here.

 

We are also following state-sanctioned guidelines set by Oregon for outdoor recreation organizations and gatherings/indoor social get-togethers, as well as Washington’s phase guidelines for outdoor recreation.

 

For Peak 7’s screening, rules, and guidelines please see below:

 

Transportation

  • To the best of our ability, Peak 7 will not combine groups who arrive together. Each group arriving together in a vehicle will be considered a household group.

 

Screening

  • Please review and answer the following screening questions the day of the trip: 
    • In the last two weeks, have you or anyone in your household had a fever of over 100?
    • In the last two weeks, have you or anyone in your household experienced any new onset of 2 or more of the following symptoms (not explained by known seasonal allergies): body aches, sore throat, cough, loss of taste and or smell, shortness of breath, headache, or fatigue?
    • In the last two weeks, have you tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, or has anyone in your household or the community in which you live tested positive for SARS-CoV-2?
    • We are relying on participants to truthfully answer these questions. If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, stay home.
  • Please take your own temperature before leaving for your ​trip.

 

Expectations

  • Respect all physical distancing protocols implemented by Peak 7 Adventures and stay 6 feet away from guides whenever possible.
  • Participants are required to bring their own face coverings.
    • If you choose to wear a face covering while rafting, it must be neck gaiter/”Buff” style and must be lowered from the mouth and nose whenever helmets are beingworn.
    • Participants will be asked to wear masks on shore when social distancing is not possible.
    • Participants are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer.
  • Follow all instructions given by Peak 7 guides regarding safety protocols.

 

Peak 7 Protocols

  • Physical distancing: we will keep six feet or more of distance between household groups and between other river users whenever possible.
  • Guides will wear a cloth face covering, except during rapids, and will stay six feet away from participants whenever possible.
  • Sanitation: Handwashing or hand sanitizer stations will be set up for camp use. Cleaning supplies will be provided for participants to bring with them to public bathrooms.
  • Food service: Guides preparing and serving food will wear face coverings and gloves.
  • Personal gear and vehicles will be cleaned at the end of every trip.