Covid - 19 Procedures

At Earth Elements the health and safety of our guests are our first priorities. During these trying times of navigating Covid-19 we are adapting our operational procedures to adhere strictly to the criteria from the below resources.

*WA State recommendations- www.governor.wa.gov

*CDC - www.cdc.gov

*WHO - www.who.int

*WA State Parks - www.parks.state.wa.us

*WA Department of Health - www.doh.wa.gov 

*Whatcom Department of Health -www. whatcomcounty.us

*American Outdoors Association - www.americanoutdoors.org

Restrictions and guidelines as follows as of 6/20/2020

*If you or anyone from your household is exhibiting symptoms of any illness including cold/flu/covid-19 or have been in contact with anyone experiencing these symptoms within the past 14 days, rescheduling your tour is required. (please refer to our cancelation policy)

 

*Group sizes limited to 6 persons per 1 guide with no more than 2 mixed households. 

 

*Social distancing is mandatory however this one is an easier one for us to maintain in the great outdoors. Minimum of 6 feet of distance between yourself and anyone else outside of your household at all times, including your guide.

 

*Facemasks required. Please come prepared with your own personal protection equipment to use in times where social distancing may be interrupted, such as passing folks on the trail and restrooms. We do not provide facemasks or gloves to guests and recommend not using disposables as the do not always withstand the elements of nature. We strive for plastic-free seas and are finding more and more plastic liter from PPE on the beaches and trails since Covid-19 began.

 

*Transportation not provided - you will receive detailed directions to your chosen destination prior to your tour.

 

*Prepay online with CC/Debit card prior to your tour, cash transactions not accepted at this time.

 

*If you or another member begins expressing any symptoms of any illness including covid-19 we will take immediate precautions and all guests must return from the tour. 

 

*If you are 60 years old or older, or have chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease or diabetes, please contact your medical practitioners for recommendations of participation for your scheduled activities with Earth Elements.

 

*All guests are required to sign a Risk Assessment Waiver strictly adhering to all practices and guidelines set by Earth Elements meeting guidelines from, local, state and national derivatives prior to departing on their scheduled tour. Please be aware that we are legally required to ask certain health questions regarding Covid-19 and may also need to take your temperature for record.

*Please contact us with any further questions as we are here to personalize your trip to fit your comfort levels during these times. 

At Earth Elements we believe that nature is our best medicine.  Spending just 2 hours per week in nature is scientifically proven to help improve overall health and well-being by boosting our immune system, reducing stress and anxiety and increasing creativity and joy.  We are excited to meet you outdoors in the wild and sacred landscapes of the Salish Sea.

Until then, stay healthy, happy, and kind.

Laura Ward - Owner/lead guide

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