Notice updated 2/17/2022
Please know that while the Colorado Outward Bound School (COBS) is making every effort to implement protocols that minimize the risk of transmissions, we cannot guarantee that COVID-19 will not be present on course. This is an evolving situation and our practices may change as we gain new information or as recommendations change. COBS will decide when and under what conditions any course will operate using advice from medical experts and our best judgement.
COBS is looking forward to responsibly running our programming in the age of COVID-19, and we are asking all students and families to help us make this possible by following the requirements listed below. These requirements are designed with several goals in mind: to keep students and staff healthy, to prevent unintentional spread of communicable disease, to keep our local community healthy, and to allow students to experience an Outward Bound course with the same outcomes as they would have had before the pandemic. It is imperative that you follow these requirements and agree to do your part to help every student and family have a safe and positive experience. In order for you or your child to participate in this Outward Bound course we are requiring the following:
COBS requires ALL participants to submit proof of "up to date" (CDC definition) vaccination. As of 2/17/2022, “up to date" means having received one shot of Johnson & Johnson or two Moderna or Pfizer shots at least two weeks before the course start date, and, have received a booster shot if they are eligible. People ages 12+ are eligible for booster shots if it has been at least 2 months since their Johnson & Johnson vaccination, or, at least 5 months since receiving their second Moderna or Pfizer shot.
To inform COBS of your vaccination status you will complete a COVID-19 Statement of Understanding form and upload a copy of the record of all shots to your course advisor as soon as possible, no later than two weeks before your course start.
Acceptable Vaccines: COBS will accept all the vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). As of today, the three approved vaccines are Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson.