Reconnect Earth Summer 2023 COVID Policies

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

-All participants and staff must show proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the trip. According to the State of Washington, you are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after getting your second shot if you had to get two doses (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines), or two weeks after getting a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson/Janssen). Learn more about how to get vaccinated here.

-We also ask that you not come on a trip if within five days of the start date you experience any of the following symptoms and they are not attributable to other causes:

  • Dry cough (not coughing up phlegm or other liquids).
  • Shortness of breath while at rest.
  • New loss of taste or smell.

-We ask that you not come if you experience at least two of these additional symptoms (not attributable to other causes) within five days of the start date:

  • Congestion/runny nose not related to allergies.
  • Chills.
  • Abnormal significant fatigue.
  • Sore throat lasting longer than 24 hours.
  • Muscle or body aches not associated with exercise.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Persistent new diarrhea (lasting longer than 24 hours).

If you have to cancel your participation in a trip due to having COVID symptoms or testing positive for COVID, please send us a doctor’s note or other documentation and we will provide a full refund.

We do not require that you wear a mask on trips; however, you are certainly welcome to do so if you wish!

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