Notice to our customers:
Friday, May 1, 2020
With respect to the present conditions of Covid-19, Silent Wake will be implementing temporary guidelines and/or limitations to our services. Placing these additional precautions within our program’s protocol will meet or exceed local and federal guidelines. The following changes are designed to be flexible and additional limitations may be applied, as needed.
The steps listed below are to seriously decrease risks associated with the possibility contracting/transmitting the Covid-19 virus. Maintaining proper distancing (on and off the water), limiting human touch, and disinfecting company owned gear – are steps in which we can control.
The following sessions will be on HOLD until further notice. These three have the highest risk for the need of human contact and close proximity for kayakers.
Kayak rescues (other than couple’s rescues)
Learn how to sea kayak
River paddle trips (case by case basis – see #3 below)
Beside our normal health screening checklist, we are adding additional fields to the screening. Participants, prior to start of our sessions, will have their temperatures taken. If a low-grade fever, or fever is present – no participation will take place for that individual. The additional fields are:
Do you presently have a fever (99.5 F or higher)?
Any recent illnesses for the past 14 days?
Are you presently, or have you in the past recovered from documented Covid-19?
Paddle trips will be planned to inland lakes, as this requires no shuttle. River trips will be evaluated on a case by case basis (river condition, and paddler skill level). Those who live together would not need to limit distance requirements while on the water, all others must adhere to state policy – unless there is need for lifesaving measures by the staff. We encourage for participants to provide their own kayak/gear to assist in the migration of spreading the Covid-19 virus. Otherwise, Silent Wake will disinfected gear (as described in section #6). There will be no sharing or swapping Silent Wake company gear once issued to a participant.
All other classes/sessions either land based or when on the water:
All participants will have their temperature obtained prior to start of session. If abnormal, they will be excused.
Face masks/face coverings will be worn during land classes. When on the water, they may be removed. (Silent Wake staff will don a face covering if there is a need to get physically close to the paddler)
Those who live together may have close proximity to each other; all others must follow State policy
All others will maintain at least a 6 (six) foot distance.
First aid: Silent Wake staff will carry additional gloves, mask, and hand sanitizer. These items will be contained within their PFD pocket.
Launching and landing kayaks:
Those who live together will enter and exit the water together as a group. When on the water, the family will stay together.
All other paddlers will maintain proper distancing while on the water.
After use by our participants, each item physically touched will be disinfected with Cavicide, Lysol, and/or a diluted bleach and water solution. These items will be allowed to dry in the sun prior to use by another participant.