COVID 19 UPDATE: February 2021
As the Coronavirus has become an uncertain public health issue affecting people globally and close to home, we want to ask you for more strict considerations and restraints. Our main base here in Colorado – Chaffee County the (Arkansas River Valley), has experienced our share of hardships avoiding this pandemic’s rath. All of us at Dvorak Expeditions want to reassure everyone that nothing is more important than the health, safety, and well-being of you our families, friends, river guests, and our staff.
We share everyone’s desire to escape the confines that the virus has played on our vacations. Spring fever is happening for all of us and you want to prepare for the upcoming river season, not quite underway till May. We do appreciate those early bookings that have always help to plan out our summer season.
Dvoraks is closely monitoring the situation for all our activities and are in contact with state and local government and health officials to continue to assess the ever-changing situation. Dvoraks is also monitoring the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidance for responding to Coronavirus and its variants.
The evolving nature of COVID virus requires us to be flexible in how we, as an outfitter, respond and provide safe services to our guests. Should we experience any new lock downs or restrictions, we will discuss your options and at this time still take deposits for trips as usual. Should you need to cancel due to COVID we have revised our final payment due dates and modified our cancel/transfer policies for our trips, which will allow you, under certain criteria, to transfer your trip payments to a credit account or request a refund at minimal cost.
Rest assured that our standard procedures have always been best practices for sanitation and at this time we will be following more strict guidelines of sanitation, cleaning of all facilities, equipment, vehicles and adhere to strict guidelines regarding food prep and kitchen sanitation.
All this and we will require all employees and we ask you as our guests to be honest about anyone in your parties who appear symptomatic up to 10 days prior to your trip to stay home. We will have a new protocol with enhanced screening and prevention for everyone. We strongly advise our guests to purchase a travel protection plan in case anyone in your party becomes ill or cannot travel. Should accurate rapid response testing for COVID-19 become more universally accessible in 2021, Dvoraks may seek to administer tests for guests at the pre-trip meeting or prior to joining a trip.
All things considered, as a long-standing outfitter, we also understand the difficulty around making advance trip decisions during these uncertain times and want you to feel confident in doing so. So please inquire with us, Info@DvorakExpeditions.com or call at 719 539-6851 worldwide, about our more flexible booking policies during this season.
We are all wanting to find that getaway once again this summer and are here to support what is the best for all concerned. Stay tuned with updates on our website ‘Resource Page’ for more details and what the situation is for your adventure on our rivers this summer.
Sincerely & Stay Safe,
Dvorak Expeditions & Staff
Colorado’s 1st Licensed Outfitter