Anyone experiencing symptoms of a contagious illness are asked to refrain from participating in hiking or social events. If you think you are coming down with something, please stay home.
A hiker testing positive for a contagious illness shortly after attending a hike or social event should:
● inform the Registrar. The Registrar will alert members in attendance at the hike or event about their possible exposure, keeping the name of the patient confidential.
● Refrain from attending hikes or social events until he/she has followed all CDC guidelines for isolation and masking.
Current CDC guidelines will be posted on the Club website and on the Bulletin Board at Gateway. Be aware that these Guidelines may change.
I. For people exposed to Covid-19 who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted, CDC now recommends quarantinefor 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days.
Alternatively, if a 5-day quarantine is not feasible, it is imperative that an exposed person wear a well-fitting mask at all times when around others for 10 days after exposure.
Individuals who have received their booster shot do not need to quarantine following an exposure, but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure. For all those exposed, best practice would also include a test for SARS-CoV-2 at day 5 after exposure. If symptoms occur, individuals should immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.
2. If you test positive for Covid-19, regardless of vaccination status, stay home for 5 days. If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house. Continue to wear a mask around others for an additional 5 days. If you continue to have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.