Reconnect Earth Summer 2021 COVID Policies

Reconnect Earth is committed to the safety of our participants and staff. To minimize the risk from the spread of COVID-19 on this summer’s trips, we are taking the following precautions:

-All trip trip participants are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the trip if you are able. Staff are required to have been vaccinated. Learn more about how to get vaccinated here.

-Participants assisting with the preparation of group meals must be fully vaccinated.

-Participants sharing a tent will only be paired with tent mates who are fully vaccinated.

We also ask that you not come on a trip if you experience at least two of following symptoms (not attributable to other causes) within five days of the start date:

  • Dry cough (not coughing up phlegm or other liquids).
  • Chills.
  • Congestion/runny nose not related to allergies.
  • Abnormal significant fatigue.
  • Sore throat (lasting longer than 24 hours).
  • Muscle or body aches not associated with exercise.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Shortness of breath while at rest.
  • Persistent new diarrhea (lasting longer than 24 hours).
  • New loss of taste or smell.

If you have had any of the above symptoms within five days or less of your trip start date, please send us a doctor’s note or other documentation and we will provide a full tuition refund.

At this time, we do not anticipate participants needing to wear masks during most of the time we are in the field together. However, please bring a mask in case of circumstances where wearing one might be necessary.

If you have questions about our COVID policies, please email

Ready to join us on a trip this summer? Apply here!

*Our COVID policies are subject to adjustment pending new recommendations from state or national health authorities