Effective starting June 15, 2023, NCOAE staff and students are not required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to participate in NCOAE course or training for students or staff. A completed COVID-19 vaccination series is still recommended for all students and staff prior to arriving at NCOAE for their course. Vaccinations for students may be required for select outdoor courses.
Effective starting Jan. 1 2022, all NCOAE field instructors are required to be fully vaccinated prior to arriving at NCOAE for their course. This means, in order to work courses for the 2022 season, you must be vaccinated. Vaccinations for students may be required for select outdoor courses.
Medical & religious exemptions will be considered on a case by case nature and must be approved by NCOAE management. This policy update is in accordance with our commitment to risk management and maintaining the health & well-being of our students and staff.
Effective starting Sept. 1, 2021, all EMT students and staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This means, at the start of your EMT course, you must be fully vaccinated prior to arriving at NCOAE for their course.
Effective May 5, 2021, The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) requires all students and staff complete one of the following options before arriving on campus or at the departure point for a course or training program.
Option 1: Submit proof that they completed the entire COVID-19 immunization process at least two (2) weeks prior to arrival on campus or at the departure location for a course or training program.
Option 2: Submit proof of negative test for COVID-19 no more than four (4) days before arriving on campus or at the departure location for a course or training program.
Please note: If you are in the middle of your vaccination process or receive your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccination within two (2) weeks of arriving on campus or at the departure location for a course or training, you will need to receive and show proof of a negative test result for COVID-19 from within the last four (4) days.
All NCOAE students and course participants are required to submit all COVID-19 test results and verification of vaccination paperwork by email to StudentServices@NCOAE.org and bring a hard copy with them on the first day of their course or training.
If you are participating in one of our courses or trainings and someone in your group tests positive for COVID-19 or shows symptoms of COVID-19, and you have submitted proof of vaccination, you will be able to continue with your course/training. Students who have only submitted a negative test result for COVID-19 prior to their course or training will not be permitted to complete their course or training as scheduled and will be sent home. If you fall into this second category, we will work with you to reschedule your course or training.