COVID-19 Health and Safety

Yellowstone Forever’s goal is to provide clear and concise information about what we are doing to protect our participants, guests, volunteers, and staff. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic with information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in consultation with local authorities and partners such as county health departments and the National Park Service. The information provided on this website is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered medical or legal advice.

These guidelines have been updated as of May 2022.

COVID-19 guidelines for program participants:

  • Program participants should stay home if they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms as listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or have been a close contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Anyone displaying common symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted on the program.

  • At this time, face masks or coverings are not required for participants in all indoor spaces and outdoor spaces, excluding vehicles. Masks must be always worn on buses where there are mixed participants (programs with participants coming from all over). Participants on private programs may opt of wearing masks in vehicle, if they so desire and the community levels are at medium or low. This is subject to change upon arrival based on current Covid-19 community levels. 

    • If a surrounding community is at:
      HIGH: Masks are required for everyone indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Indoor areas include, but are not limited to, park visitor centers, administrative offices, lodges, gift shops, and restaurants.

      MEDIUM and LOW: Masks are optional indoors.

  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own mask(s). They can be either cloth masks, disposable procedure masks, or respirators (i.e. N95s).

  • Only the program instructors are permitted to serve lunch, snacks, and drinks to participants.

  • Each vehicle will be disinfected before and after each trip.

  • Spotting scopes and binoculars will be disinfected between programs.

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