Covid safety protocols (updated for 2023)
The best source for Covid-19 data and recommendations is the Washington State Department of Health.
We now know that COVID-19 is here to stay for the foreseeable future. It’s important to understand how to live our lives while keeping ourselves, loved ones and community as safe as possible. How can we do that? By using all the tools we’ve learned so far: getting vaccinated and boosted, getting tested and staying home if sick or exposed, wearing a mask in crowds, and keeping our distance.
Masks are no longer required on public transportation. However, masks remain an important tool to keep travel and public transportation safer for everyone. When you're in the van on my trips, you are not required to wear a mask. I do reserve the right to request that you wear one if you are coughing, sneezing, sniffling, or displaying unusual symptoms. And of course, if you feel sick or are sick, you should stay home.
I will not have any kind of vaccination requirement for attending my trips. But I certainly recommended keeping yourself protected.
My van has 12 seats, not counting the driver. I will allow up to 11 people to attend a trip at this time. The majority of trips are not full, and generally we spread out as much as possible.
I will keep various extra supplies in the van such as hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and some extra masks should you want one.
If you have any concerns, questions, or suggestions regarding the topic of safety in the van and on my trips, I certainly welcome you to contact me.