Whitewater Rafting COVID Q&A

Post Miguel Valle

What precautions are you taking?

Employee Screening– All raft guides will be vaccinated. All employees will monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms prior to their first trip. Employees will go through an appropriate screening process the day before work, and will have a thermometer on site to check temperatures. Employees who show any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to work until after the appropriate quarantine protocol is followed.

Guest screening has been enhanced to minimize participation by at-risk individuals, by individuals displaying COVID-19 symptoms, and by individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19. A temperature check will be taken upon arrival.

Transportation – Guests and employees will be required to wear a mask or face covering during transportation to and from the river. Our vehicles will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between uses.

Personal Protective Equipment– We will promote the use of personal protective equipment throughout our trips. We encourage our guests to bring their own masks/face coverings and hand sanitizer to utilize during the trip. We will not be requiring masks to be worn on the river due to safety concerns.

Hygiene – Employees and guests will be encouraged to wash their hands throughout the day and will have access to hand sanitizer.

Physical Distancing– We will be practicing physical distancing when possible. This will be focused on especially during the pre-trip meeting, safety talk, and PFD fitting.

Sanitation – We will increase our commitment to maintaining a clean environment and to reducing the spread of viruses and germs during our trips. Special attention will be paid to sanitizing gear between trips, sanitizing vehicles between uses, and sanitizing commonly touched surfaces and equipment between uses.

Employee Training– All our guides have current First Aid/CPR/AED certifications, COVID-19 prevention training, and many have Wilderness First Aid/Responder training. In addition to these certificates, our staff will receive additional training on protocols to follow in case health issues arise.