Climbing and Traveling in a mountain environment involves risk. When we go into the mountains with you we acknowledge this risk and work together, as a team, to limit and mitigate exposure. We cannot eliminate all risk. Now we must address the risk of transmission of an infectious disease like COVID-19. We must work together with care and consideration to mitigate this new risk. Our actions before, during, and after a trip greatly affect the members of the climbing team and the land the team travels over. It is vital to take care of one another and preserve the trust climbers share with each other and their communities. To that end, MMG has developed a Code of Responsibility that we ask you to read, understand and agree to follow.
Mooney Mountain Guides, its guides, and employees reserve the right to cancel or postpone any guided day, trip, or course due to concerns over Infectious Communicable Transmissible Diseases.
Guests, or anyone participating in a guided day, trip or course has the right to cancel or postpone due to concerns over Infectious Communicable Transmissible Diseases.
MMG Guides will abide by all Federal, State, National Forest and Health Authorities guidance, rules and recommendations. MMG will stay up to date on Federal, State and Health Authority recommendations and amend the policies and procedures as appropriate.
MMG will train the Guides in understanding symptoms, routes of transmission and appropriate hygiene and sanitation issues regarding infectious diseases such as COVID-19.
MMG Guides will travel to the venue alone and follow state rules regarding travel.
Complete a Health Screening and take their temperature regularly including on the morning of your trip and if you have any symptoms or suspected exposure to COVID-19 or other infectious disease, we will reschedule your trip. If that is not possible, we will issue a refund.
Utilize hand washing/hand sanitizer to use regularly throughout the day and especially around handling equipment.
Practice, promote and require 6’ of physical distancing between all people and with other groups. If this is not possible due to crowds, find another location nearby where physical distancing can be maintained.
Use a face covering when in circumstances where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Nutrition & Hydration:
Bring your own food and water and don’t share, except in the case of emergency.
First Aid: MMG guides will provide first aid to the level of training that we are certified (Wilderness First Responder or higher) and in adherence to the evolving recommendations from health authorities regarding patient interactions in our current COVID-19 environment.
If a Guide becomes ill during the day, the guide will terminate the trip and send all guests home.
We ask you to notify us immediately if you become ill during the day. We will ask you to leave or evacuate as necessary.
Use gear that has either been disinfected or quarantined per manufacturer guidelines.
Post Trip Communication:
If you become ill during the 14 days after your trip notify trip members of a potential exposure.