COVID Policy

KEEPING YOUR CHILD SAFE in the age of SARS-Cov2

Boulder Valley ICO follows the guidelines established by the national offices of the Sierra Club for outing safety. The national offices have established a policy regarding COVID prevention that is outlined below by outing/activity type.

Indoor activities

Consistent with the policies of the Boulder Valley School District and the national offices of the Sierra Club, masks are required for all indoor activities. BVICO will furnish a KF94 mask to any participant who does not have their own mask.

All BVICO leaders who may have contact with participants indoors must be fully vaccinated and free of COVID symtoms.

Day outings

BVICO normally provides transportation from a central meeting location in the city to the trailhead. That transportation is normally in the personal vehicles of our volunteers. Consistent with national Sierra Club policy we require that masks be worn while inside vehicles. Weather permitting, we’ll drive with the windows down. We will also furnish a KF94 mask to any participant who does not have their own mask.

When participants are not in vehicles, masks need not be worn when participants are spaced 6 or more feet apart.

overnight outings

As with day outing, BVICO requires that masks be worn in vehicles even if everyone on the outing is vaccinated. Weather permitting, we’ll drive with the windows down. We will also furnish a KF94 mask to any participant who does not have their own mask.

By national Sierra Club policy, no one may participate in an overnight outing unless they are fully vaccinated or else have tested negative for COVID by PCR from a sample taken no more than 72 hours from before the start of the outing.

Notwithstanding the exception for PCR testing, we discourage participation by anyone who is not fully vaccinated. All BVICO leaders on overnight outings must be fully vaccinated and free of COVID symptoms.