What actions are we taking to help with traveler safety?
Our programs have been modified to create more outdoor experiences and less indoor. Group activities are more privatized with less exposure to the general public in certain conditions. Vendors used for our programs have confirmed action plans in place to reduce the spread of viruses at their facilities that include social distancing and disinfecting measures. We are encouraging travelers to bring hand sanitizer and consider the use of a facemask until COVID-19 cases are dramatically reduced. Our tour directors will carry extra hand sanitizer and disposable masks for those who need it.

What if a student gets sick while traveling?
If a traveler has symptoms of COVID-19, they will be taken to medical care professionals for assistance and possible testing. There will be an emphasis on isolating the traveler to not expose others to a potential virus. Their emergency contact person will be contacted as is standard policy when a traveler gets professional medical care during a trip. The traveler will remain isolated from the group until it is known the traveler does not have COVID-19.

How are you making decisions to cancel or modify a trip?
Our team is currently monitoring the CDC’s guidelines as well as federal and state government mandates and recommendations. If a modification is necessary, we will contact the group leader to discuss the options such as postponing the trip to a later date or changing the program destination.