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Kings River Expeditions

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2021 Covid Response Plan

While we can’t entirely eliminate the risk of contracting COVID-19, we are changing our operations to reduce the threat and to make you feel as comfortable as possible in our camp and on the river in 2021. Please keep in mind that even with strict procedures and enhanced cleaning, there is still a chance a guide or guest may contract a cold, the flu and other illnesses including COVID-19.

The health and safety of our guests and guides is of the utmost importance to us. We are closely following all state guidelines and monitoring any changes and updates to our state’s reopening guidelines. We will update this page when those changes are implemented.

Our Commitment to Safety and Cleanliness

We will follow all local, state and federal recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting the public spaces in our base camp, on the busses and on the rafts.

We are reducing trip sizes to allow for more spacing on our busses and rafts. We will take reservations by the boat and do our best to limit each raft to family members or groups that have been quarantining together.

Face masks will be required on the bus ride to the put-in, but not on the rafts themselves. Each trip member will be responsible for bringing their own masks. We will have masks available for purchase in camp. Guides will wear masks as an extra precaution.

Each rafter will be assigned his or her individual life jacket, paddle, and helmet (optional) for the day. All river gear will be sanitized after each trip.

Hand sanitizer will be provided in multiple locations around camp. Frequent hand sanitizing and social distancing will be practiced and encouraged.

Social distancing, outside of your cohort, will be required in camp and masks will be mandatory in the food lines and in areas where social distancing is not possible. Staff will wear appropriate gloves and face masks when preparing and serving meals. Guests will not be allowed in the kitchen area until meals are ready.

All employees will be temperature checked daily. Any employee showing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to work until they test negative or show no signs or symptoms for 10 consecutive days.

We encourage all guests to implement preventative measures such as covering sneezes and coughs, maintaining proper social distance, washing hands frequently and using hand sanitizer where available (and staying home if you’re sick).

Guests are encouraged to wear face coverings when it is practical for them to do so and to take their temperature prior to arrival at KRE. Guests must maintain 6 feet of distance between themselves and other groups. KRE will supply hand sanitizer at various locations throughout camp and guests are encouraged to use it as they see fit. Raft crews will be limited to a maximum of six people.

Prior to your Trip

If you are in an “at risk” category, we recommend consulting with your physician prior to booking your trip.

We have updated our Risk Forms to alert you to the risk of exposure to COVID-19 while on a trip. Everyone will need to read, acknowledge, and sign a waiver prior to their trip. These forms are contained in your reservation confirmation email.

If you start experiencing symptoms prior to your trip, please let us know and we can help reschedule your group to later in the season or in 2022. We strongly recommend travel insurance as we do not offer refunds on trips canceled within 30 days of the trip date.

Check in will be done outdoors, and our Camp Host will provide a thorough safety orientation for both on and off-river activities. Please wear a mask when checking in.

Please bring your own face covering/mask and a ziploc bag. Coverings that can be worn around your neck, like bandanas or buffs, work great in addition to cloth masks. Guests and employees will be required to wear a mask or face covering during transportation to and from the river, and when social distancing is not possible.

Bring personal hand sanitizer in small containers to use in times where we do not have it available.

We are thrilled to be back on the river! If we all take a few tiny steps, we can provide for the safety of our staff and guests and safely enjoy being on the river again. Hope to see you soon!