This is an evolving situation and our practices may change as we gain new information or as recommendations change. VOBS will decide when and under what conditions any courses will operate using medical advice and our best judgment. If course dates need to change, or VOBS decides to cancel a course, your Course Advisor will reach out to you with more information. Please check this page for updates. Updated 2/1/2022
For answers to common questions please review our COVID-19 FAQ Page.
Over the last two years, we have worked tirelessly to responsibly run our programming in the age of COVID-19. As the scientific knowledge of COVID-19 has increased, we have continually evolved our COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Practices. After conducting a ton of research and review, we have made the decision to require students to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination to participate in VOBS courses.*
We are committed to responsibly running programming in the age of COVID-19, and we are asking all students and families to help us make this possible by following the requirements listed below. These requirements are designed with several goals in mind:
It is imperative that you follow these requirements and agree to do your part to help every student and family have a safe and positive experience. We expect students to follow the recommended guidelines for fully vaccinated people from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) prior to the course. In order for you or your child to participate in this Outward Bound course, please review the below requirements.
*VOBS is not currently accepting requests for vaccine exemption. If you have questions or concerns about this please reach out to our student services office*
All students are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and should continue to follow the recommended guidelines for fully vaccinated people from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS:
TESTING RECOMMENDATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Testing for COVID-19 is part of Outward Bound's comprehensive plan for minimizing the risk of spreading the virus. It is possible that individuals could have knowingly or unknowingly contracted COVID-19 in the months leading up to their course and then test positive for COVID-19 right before course start, despite no longer being contagious.
We strongly encourage the timeline listed below. Please reach out to your course advisor with any questions.
Testing Tips & Access:
When booking your flight, and while traveling, we expect you to do the following:
Please reference the CDC recommendations for Protecting Yourself When Using Transportation.