We are empathetic toward everyone’s unique experiences and the changes both individuals and society are being tasked with making in response to the novel coronavirus. Change is hard. What is easy is our commitment to providing fun outdoor adventures while being mindful of risk. Preventing mishaps has always been important to us — we are simply adapting to this new health hazard. Our goals in implementing these measures are mitigating transmission risk and protecting the health and well-being of our staff and customers as best we can. Thank you.
Quote: Stephen Hawking
Read our COVID Risk Statement PDF here.
COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease that is spread most commonly through respiratory droplets and particles produced when an infected person exhales, talks, vocalizes, sneezes, or coughs. COVID-19 is highly transmissible and can be spread by people who have no symptoms. Particles containing the virus can travel more than 6 feet, especially indoors, and can be spread by individuals who do not know they are infected. (OSHA.gov)
On-duty staff will be assessed daily. Staff who report or present symptoms will be required to remain off premises until cleared for return. Suspected COVID-19 cases and/or confirmed coronavirus exposures will be referred to relevant medical officials, encouraged to seek testing, and/or quarantine for a minimum of 10 days. If guides on Isle Royale develop any suspected symptoms, they will begin sleeping in different locations, possibly outside, so that the second guide can continue working. A replacement guide may be sent to the island.
High-touch surfaces at our shop will be disinfected regularly or as store traffic warrants (opening and closing).
Guests are required to abide by current CDC and State of Michigan recommendations/requirements to wear a mask indoors and maintain social distancing. In addition, staff and guests are requested to wear a mask during boat fitting, launching, and landings since staying 6 feet apart will be difficult or impossible (cloth masks preferred over disposable masks which may begin to disintegrate when wet). If guests are being transported, staff and guests must wear a mask while in the vehicle; windows will be open if weather permits.
In the unlikely event a guest were to capsize their kayak, neither staff nor guest will be required to use a cloth mask in order to best address water safety.
Staff who are not members of a shared household will wear face masks whenever within 6 feet of other staff or guests (indoors or outdoors).
Staff utilizing cloth masks will follow CDC washing guidelines of washing masks after use in hot water and drying at high heat for 30 minutes or disinfecting by saturating with approved solutions and air drying.
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