WILL CBOBS STAFF BE TESTED FOR COVID-19?

Any CBOBS Staff member who works with students or provides in-person program support will be tested at least once every 7 days and/or at least 48 hours (about 2 days) prior to in-person interaction.   

WHAT WILL YOU DO IF A STUDENT EXHIBITS SIGNS OF COVID-19?

Parents/guardians will be contacted in the event their child develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Symptomatic individuals will be isolated from the group, equipped with PPE, and will be evacuated for testing. Students will be cared for, and CBOBS will seek medical care based on the student’s signs and symptoms and local medical advice, involving parents in the conversation as practical. Parents will be asked… READ MORE >

WHAT IS YOUR QUARANTINE PLAN?

If the symptoms are consistent with COVID-19, Outward Bound will isolate the student from the group, equip them with PPE, and care for the student until they are put in the care of a parent or guardian. If necessary, Outward Bound will seek medical care based on the student’s signs and symptoms and local medical advice, involving parents in the… READ MORE >

WHAT HAPPENS IF SOMEONE IN THE GROUP TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?

If a student tests positive for COVID-19, the student will need to leave the course permanently.   Parents/guardians are required to pick up the student within 48 hours maximum, and within 24 hours if possible. Parents will be asked to arrange to pick their child up, ideally from the field, and isolate them at home.  CBOBS will isolate and care for the student until a parent can… READ MORE >

WILL STUDENTS AND STAFF BE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS?

Yes. All students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear masks at certain points through the course, including times when the crew is unable to practice physical distancing or in an enclosed space. Be sure to pack at least 2 masks in your gear.  All courses 5-days or longer will follow a 2-test regimen.   Test 1 – On the first day,… READ MORE >

WHAT PREVENTATIVE MEASURES WILL BE TAKEN DURING THE COURSE TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASE?

When students arrive at CBOBS base, they will have all been previously tested for COVID-19 and screened by our staff, reducing the probability of a student being COVID-19 positive.   Students will be met by their instructors who will also have undergone the same testing & screening process. If your child is on a multi-element course, there may be some… READ MORE >

WILL MY CHILD BE DENIED ACCEPTANCE TO OUTWARD BOUND IF THEY HAVE UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS?

Having an underlying health condition would not automatically exclude anyone from participating in Outward Bound. All students undergo a medical screening process to make sure that they are safe and fit candidates for their specific course. Students with underlying conditions are advised to check with their physicians about any additional risks of contracting a communicable disease. 

WHY DO I NEED TO GET TESTED AND WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS?

Testing is one layer of the safety system which ensures that students arrive at their course healthy. All students are heavily encouraged to obtain an FDA-authorized COVID-19 viral test and submit their negative test result prior to the first day of course.