PROTOCAL FOR PRE-TRIP SCREENING FOR HIGH RISK INDIVIDUALS AND PARTY TRAVELING TOGETHER.
Update: January 2021
It is recommended by the State Parks & Wildlife, Forest Service, BLM that people at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 SHOULD NOT GO on backcountry trips. High risk individuals include, but are not limited to people with the following conditions:
- Over 65 years of age
- Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma Dec. 2020
- Severely obese
- Diabetes, chronic kidney disease, or undergoing dialysis
- Liver disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- Other immunocompromised individuals (HIV, undergoing cancer treatment, or other underlying medical conditions)
Screening Guest Daily While on Backcountry Trip: We will check with guests daily for symptoms of CV19 (as outlined previously in this document) including measuring temperatures for fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher) or chills. Remind guests to report any illness they may develop during their trip to the trip leader immediately, especially if sick with fever, cough, muscle aches and pains, sudden changes in smell or taste, sore throat, and/or shortness of breath.