As Outdoor Outreach reopens in-person programs, the health and wellness of everyone participating is our top priority. We are adapting our programs to local and state health guidelines, as new updates are released, we will continue to stay up to date on our practices and policies.

On each program Outdoor Outreach staff will be taking the following precautions:
  • Temperature checks upon arrival for participants and staff, each day.
  • The use of cloth face coverings when feasible and most essential in times when physical distancing is difficult. 
  • Increased use of hand washing stations and sanitizer
  • Maintaining a physical distance of 6' feet from others as frequently as possible
  • Individual servings of pre-packaged lunches, snacks and water
  • Limiting the sharing of any equipment or supplies
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces
  • Provide personal protection items for anyone that is not able to supply their own
  • The same set of staff members will be consistent with each program
  • Group sizes will remain at a maximum 12 participants, with a minimum staff ratio of 1 to 5
  • Transportation will be provided by parent/guardian to the activity location.
  • If transportation by parent/guardian is not feasible to the activity location, please contact Outdoor Outreach for alternative options. 
General Information

Pre-Trip Health Screening

The following agreement and health screening helps to bring to light information for our staff team. This information is confidential and will only be shared with pertinent Outdoor Outreach staff members. 

Consent to Day of Health Screening

Should a participant communicate that they may have the COVID-19 virus, the symptoms, or have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with, tested for, or quarantined as a result of COVID-19, then they must be sent home immediately and shall not be permitted to return for at least 14 days, or without doctors release.

*Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of a person who has or is likely to have COVID-19 for more than 15 minutes; or having unprotected contact with the body fluids and/or secretions (including but not limited to being coughed on or sneezed on, sharing utensils or drinking out of the same container) of a person who has or is likely to have COVID-19. 

SD Public Health Order 
Health Specific:
    Make use of a cloth face covering as needed and required
   ☐ Maintain at least 6 foot distance between one another and follow other CDC guidelines whenever possible
   ☐ Practice proper respiratory etiquette and cover all coughs, sneezes, etc. 
   ☐ Sharing of equipment and supplies such as food, water, cell phones, etc., shall be avoided whenever possible
   ☐ Hand washing frequently and thoroughly using antibacterial soap and warm water
   ☐ If on the day of a program, the participant exhibits symptoms relating to COVID-19, parent/guardian              will be contacted to pick up the participant from the activity location.
   ☐ If a participant exhibits symptoms relating to COVID-19 within 48 hours of the completion of a                          program the parent/guardian/participant agree to inform Outdoor Outreach as soon as possible.
   ☐ Treat all other participants, instructors, and park users with RESPECT
   ☐ Avoid using rude or negative language or behavior
   ☐ Treat the environment and all equipment with CARE and respect
   ☐ Take full RESPONSIBILITY for personal belongings (valuables should be left at home)
   ☐ Avoid using cell phones or other electronics during program activities
   ☐ NEVER bring any illegal substances or weapons on our programs
   ☐ Stay with the group at all times and follow Outdoor Outreach's "Rule of 3" (1 Instructor and 2 plus participants
   ☐ Take care of myself mentally and physically, follow Outdoor Outreach's "Challenge by Choice" 
   ☐ Push myself out of my Comfort Zone but not past my Danger Zone