COVID-19 Health & Safety

COVID-19 Health and Safety

Yellowstone Forever continues to adopt appropriate sanitization measures as prescribed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and encourage you to refer to this respected resource as you make your own near-term travel plans.

Our organization is in frequent contact with local authorities and partners such as county health departments and the National Park Service to continually monitor the situation on a regional level. We are closely monitoring government policy changes, CDC guidelines, government mandates, and public health advancements, and will continue to make changes as necessary and appropriate to our operations.

COVID-19 guidelines for program participants:

  • Stay home if you are feeling any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • At orientation each participant will be asked these screening questions. If you answer “yes” to any of these questions you will not be permitted to attend a Yellowstone Forever course.
    • Have you had a fever of over 100.4 °F or experienced shortness of breath or coughing in the last 10 days?
    • Have you come in contact with any individual known to have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
  • Each participant will have their temperature taken upon arrival of each program day. If a participant has a fever, they will not be permitted on the program.
  • All participants, instructors, and program volunteers are required to wear masks indoors and in vehicles. Masks will not be required during hikes but will be recommended during outdoor stops.
  • Participants should bring their own mask(s).
  • Participants will be asked to maintain 6-foot social distancing practices during the program.
  • Only the program instructors are permitted to serve lunch, snacks, and drinks to participants. No food or drink self-service will be available while on the program.
  • We will use the largest-capacity vehicle available for each program to maximize space between participants during transport.
  • Each vehicle will be disinfected before and after each trip.
  • Only the instructor leading the tour will be allowed to touch spotting scopes. Digiscoping (phone or tablet attached to a scope) will be used so that participants can view without touching the scope.
  • Binoculars will not be loaned to participants. Participants will be encouraged to bring their own binoculars or purchase from the Park Store.