Covid-19 operational procedures 2020

The risk of exposure to or contraction of COVID-19 cannot be eliminated despite best efforts at mitigation.Participants of commercially outfitted trips must accept the inherent risk presented by the fact that it is not reasonable to expect the outfitter to effectively eliminate the virus from the environment.
Our trips will be fundamentally modified as follows:
1.How we screen guests for trips and our recommendations for guest activities pre and post-trip
2.Daily screening for employees and office and warehouse social distancing protocols
3.Increased cleaning and sanitation on and off trips
4.How food is packed, prepared, and served
5.Increased PPE requirements for guests and guides
6.Social distancing protocols while on the trips
7.Modifying ground transportation protocols to increase sanitation and/or social distancing.
8.Increased emphasis on accurate trip rosters and customer contact information, to be used in the event of necessary contact tracing.It is standard practice for outfitters to retain guest contact information and trip history. All outfitters will continue to do so during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guest screening has been updated and adapted to minimize participation by individuals displaying symptoms or exposed to COVID-19.
Customers will be encouraged to hire a private shuttle for their personal vehicle. If a customer does not utilize a shuttle service, they will be transported to and from the river in a company vehicle, with all efforts made to social distance. Customers and staff will be required to wear a mask or face cover if there is more than one person in the vehicle. Vehicles will be cleaned and sanitized prior to and after each shuttle.
Social distancing will be promoted through all aspects of a Rogue River trip including, but not limited to the pre-trip meeting, safety talk and PFD fitting, while on boats, during shuttles, at camp, during meals, and during hikes. When social distancing is not possible, PPE will be required.
Outfitters will adhere to sanitation protocols. These protocols include, but are not limited to:
● Sanitation of gear before and after each trip
● Sanitation of company vehicles before and after each shuttle
● Sanitization of company facilities and operations
● On-trip sanitization of boats and gear
● Scheduled sanitation during on-river breaks of frequently touched items and personal gear
● Sanitation of dining surfaces before, during, and after meals
● Sanitation of kitchen gear
● Sanitation of group gear
When packing, preparing, or otherwise handling food or beverages, staff will wear face masks and gloves. At camp, no congregation will be allowed in the kitchen. All prepping surfaces will be disinfected with wipes or disinfectant spray pre and post prep. There will be special attention and enhanced efforts of sanitation during the food pack, while preparing food during a trip, and while serving guests. Guests will not be allowed to serve their own food.
● Everyone should wear a mask or face cover in vehicles (shuttles).
● Mask or face cover is required to be worn if not able to stay 6’away from anyone outside your household or travel group,unless in a kayak on the water,and emergency requires immediate contact.
● Guides wear gloves and masks or face cover when working in the kitchen.
●Staff will wear masks or face coversif 6’ distance cannot be maintained.
●Guests will be required to supply their own water bottles and face masks or covers.
If a guest or guide is sick or suspected to be exposed to COVID 19, they will be isolated and evacuated as soon as possible. If an evacuation cannot immediately occur, they will be isolated from others for the remainder of the trip or until they can be evacuated.
The symptomatic person will:
1.Be required to wear a mask for the remainder of the trip.
2.Be kept at least 6 feet from others for the remainder of the trip, if feasible.
3.Sleep in a separate isolation tent with a dedicated sleep kit for the remainder of the trip.
4.Use a single set of utensils for the remainder of the trip.
5.Be advised to cough into the elbow.
6.Be kept well hydrated.
7.Be assigned a single guide who will interact with them for the remainder of the trip.
If a high-risk individual experiences worsening conditions, recommend immediate evacuation. Outfitter will notify local or company public health consultants and appropriate agencies.
If there is a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 exposure, vehicles, gear, and the workplace will be disinfected using current CDC guidelines. The CDC provides guidelines for disinfecting vehicles,equipment/gear, and your workplace.