All students and their instructors will take a COVID-19 rapid test on Day 1 of the expedition at our base.
Parents/guardians will be contacted in the event their child develops symptoms consistent with any communicable disease, including COVID-19. Symptomatic individuals will be equipped with PPE and tested using a rapid test. 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… READ MORE >
COVID-19 vaccinations and at least one booster are required for all CBOBS program staff. COVID-19 vaccinations are encouraged but not required for all participants.
Students and staff will not be required to wear a mask unless they test positive for COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms of a communicable disease. Students and staff are welcome to wear masks when and if they choose to.
WHAT PREVENTATIVE MEASURES WILL BE TAKEN DURING THE COURSE TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASE?
Staff will teach and supervise hygiene behaviors on course, including: Handwashing and hand sanitizing Sanitary food preparation and dish sanitizing Covering sneezes and coughs Not sharing personal utensils or personal care products Masking and/or distancing when necessary
Testing is one layer of the safety system which ensures that students arrive at their course healthy. All students will be tested on arrival to CBOBS. All students are heavily encouraged to obtain an FDA-authorized COVID-19 rapid test prior to course to avoid unnecessary return travel and expense.
If Outward Bound needs to cancel a course due to COVID-19 your Course Advisor will assist you in transferring to a future Outward Bound course OR issue a course credit for a future Outward Bound course OR issue a refund in full.
If travel or other challenges result in enrollment dropping so low that the group size is below what we believe is necessary for the valuable interpersonal dynamics of an Outward Bound course, we will seek to transfer students and combine groups. If this is not possible, we may be forced to cancel a course.