Naturally, students and parents want to know how we would respond to a diagnosed case of COVID-19 in our program.
Our response strategy would naturally require the individual who tested positive to wear a mask and then isolate to the extent possible. This is difficult aboard a vessel, so we will look to relocate any student who tests positive to shoreside accommodation as soon as practical for any boat-based program. Students should carry insurance that will cover them should isolation be necessary, as the cost of food and individualized accommodation is the family’s responsibility. We will provide indirect staff support for any student needing to isolate during the regularly scheduled program dates, but please understand that isolation is isolation. Unless we also have a staff member who has tested positive, we will not ask staff to isolate with a positive student. Depending on the severity of the symptoms and/or program schedule, we may require a parent/guardian to travel to the isolation location to assist their student during this period. Ending the isolation period is determined by the following protocol:
Ending Isolation Protocol