CV19 Policies and Procedures

We'd like to let you know what we're doing to ensure the safety of everyone during our outdoor student programming.

We are following the most up to date guidelines from the Washington Department of Health. You can read these guidelines here.

We are passionate about continuing to offer outdoor programs for students to gather safely and continue learning about our incredible marine ecosystem. 


The social and emotional health of students is so important to us.  "Children are more vulnerable to the emotional impact of traumatic events that disrupt their daily lives."


We hope our programs offer light and happiness to your child's social and emotional health during these difficult times.  

As of September 2021, the DOH article found here states: "Masks are not required outdoors, regardless of vaccination status, at this time." We encourage families to choose if their child needs to wear a mask during our outdoor programs. Anytime students are indoors, masks are required.​​


We will continue following the most up to date guidelines regarding CV19 precautions. Youth Development CV 19 Guidelines found here and also see pg. 3 of AMENDING PROCLAMATIONS 20-05 and 20-25, et seq. for "Outdoor Social Gatherings" here).


We reserve the right to turn participants away during any of our programs if they and/or family members refuse to follow safety protocols or are displaying CV19 symptoms.

We know it has been the conversation of all households, however we kindly request that you reiterate #1-5 to your children before attending any of our programs.


When we all work together to continue to strictly follow these precautions, we are able to safely continue with our student programming!


Please share the following:

  1. Social distancing must be maintained

  2. Clean masks, when worn, must stay on the mouth AND nose

    1. Please note: Buffs, neck gaiters, and bandanas are excluded due to recent studies about the high droplet count transmission of these styles of face coverings​

  3. Wash hands before attending

  4. Bring a bottle of hand sanitizer to use during and on the way to the car, and immediately once you get home

  5. Don't touch your face and/or objects others will be touching without first washing/sanitizing 

These methods have been scientifically shown to reduce the risk of spreading the virus if it were to be present. When used properly and together, these methods make it really difficult for the virus to spread between people.  With the same precautions, other outdoor organizations are also continuing to operate in a reduced capacity.  


Please  note, the measures described above cannot eliminate the possibility of asymptomatic, contagious people present during a program. ​​

We will be requiring a CV19 attestation form to be signed before student attendance at each event.

By showing up to any of our programs, you are attesting that the participant is not experiencing CV19 symptoms nor has been exposed to CV19 in the previous 10 days. 

  • Please stay home if there has been any questionable exposure or symptoms

  • We strongly encourage your family to visit a medical professional if you begin to experience CV19 symptoms

  • If you feel that these methods can't lower the risk to a level you're comfortable with given the current circumstances, we completely respect and commend you for that


We really look forward to safely exploring and learning together.

Signs and Symptoms of CV19

If a participant displays any of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 without an alternative explanation or pre-existing condition, the participant will not be able to attend the outing. 

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • New, persistent dry cough

  • Fever ≥ 100.4 F

  • Repeated shaking with chills

  • Muscle pain or body aches 

  • Nausea/vomiting

  • Persistent new diarrhea (longer than 24 hrs)

  • Congestion or runny nose (not related to seasonal allergies)

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • Significant fatigue

Please get in touch with any questions or concerns,

We all know the past few years have required great flexibility and patience.  

We appreciate yours as we navigate this together.