In Coordination with the property owners, we will open the 2022 season with the following policies described below. Please note that while our paragliding practices are designed to keep our students healthy, sky high and happy, our Covid-19 goal and obligation is to keep everyone – our students, our staff, ranch personnel, friends and family, grocery and gas station clerks, nurses and doctors – healthy. The great advantage of the Ranch is that it is a privately-owned, controlled, well-maintained, healthy, outdoor environment, serving a low number of clients.
We will review our Covid-19 practices frequently, updating and hopefully relaxing them as county, state, and federal guidelines and data dictate. We welcome feedback from our students on their experience of these policies. But the policies and their administration are at the sole discretion of Aerial and Ranch staff.
Students, and accompanying guests must have been fully vaccinated within 8 months of arrival OR, if they were fully vaccinated longer ago than 8 months, have been full vaccinated and boosted within 12 months of arrival, OR have a medical exemption (signed by a board-certified physician, our form or comparable) plus a negative test result within 72 hours.
Proof of vaccination/booster will be required by digital record such as WAVerify or similar in states that support digital vaccine records. For other states, official CDC vaccination cards are required. Those with a medical waiver must remain masked at all times except when on the training hill, and their negative test must be conducted by a lab, or using a CDC travel-qualified video-observed home test, or in the presence of Aerial staff.
All students and guests will be asked to sign a document attesting that: they have no current or recent (last 7 days) Covid symptoms; that they will notify the school immediately if they develop any symptoms; and that all information they have presented is accurate. We appreciate your help and understanding with these measures to protect the health of us all.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; “People with Covid-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have Covid-19:
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
New loss of taste or smell
Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea."
Although these symptoms are not definitive for Covid-19, if you have one or more symptoms, you must postpone your booking and may not enter the Ranch. (You may discuss your health with us if you feel you have a compelling explanation for your symptoms but you cannot arrive without our permission.) If you are already at the Ranch, and notice symptoms – in yourself or even in another – you must convey these concerns with an instructor. If we decide that it’s appropriate for you, or another, to leave, we’ll set aside some clear skies when you or they can safely return.
In the event of any symptom – reported, observed or measured – the instructors, in consultation with the student and the best available medical advice, will determine whether the student may remain flying under observation or depart the Ranch.
At your time of booking some additional information will be sent to you by email. This covers other procedures, such as Ranch gate access, car parking, classroom setting, use of bathroom and shower facilities, approved camping locations, power and water access, and a morning paperwork procedure. Let us know if you have any questions about our Covid-19 requirements when you book. Thank you for your support!
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