At Grand Fishing Adventures, we hold our guest and staff safety to the highest standards in the industry. We pride ourselves in putting each of our guides through an intensive, 16-hour Wilderness First Aid course every two years, when basic first aid and CPR are the only required certifications from our permitting agencies. We also require our guides to hold a Swift-water Rescue certification. This year, however, river safety is not the only concern.
In so many ways, COVID-19 has affected the way we all go about our lives, including how we travel and enjoy the outdoors. As businesses open up again, we all need to continue to do our part to stave off the threat of infection spreading. At Grand Fishing, we believe it is possible to safely run fishing trips while doing so. In light of COVID-19, we’ve introduced new protocols to keep our guests, guides and staff safe and healthy.
- Within 24 hours of the trip date, our staff will reach out to guests and ask several questions about their current health and risk of exposure to COVID-19. If it is determined that a guest is unwell or has had recent exposure to the illness, they will be asked to re-book for a later date. Guides will be held to the same standards.
- Guides will stagger meet times to avoid more than one group in our shop at a time.
- Guests will have the option to pre-print their fishing licenses to avoid going into the shop, if that is preferred.
- If guides meet their guests at a hotel or rental house, we will ask they meet outside in the parking lot.
- Guides will wipe their vehicles with disinfectant each day, just before guests enter their vehicle. Guests and guides will be asked to wear face masks when traveling in guide vehicles, and if guests prefer to drive their own vehicle, arrangements can be made to have their car shuttled to the takeout.
- Guides will disinfect all hard surfaces in their boat between each guest.
- If guests wish to use a guide’s fly rod, the handle will be wrapped in cellophane to make it easier to disinfect.
- All lunches are prepared by The Aspens Market, which has been open throughout the pandemic, following CDC guidelines for food preparation. Guides will not handle lunches, except to hand to the guests and all snacks will come pre-wrapped.
At Grand Fishing Adventures, we recognize the COVID-19 situation is ever-changing as new information comes to light. We are committed to staying informed throughout the summer season and will adapt our protocols based on changing conditions. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.