COVID-19 Policies

COVID Policies

AMC continues to monitor the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to safely reopen and welcome guests and volunteers into AMC spaces and activities. We expect to update practices and policies throughout the coming months, and it’s important to know the latest updates before you go whether you are attending an AMC activity or event or preparing to stay with us at one of our camps or lodges. We appreciate your patience as we continue to adapt to this changing situation.

As we have all learned over the past year, every individual has their own risk tolerance. While AMC has taken steps to mitigate some risk, there are still inherent risks involved in overnight lodging, indoor dining, and group travel. Individuals choosing to stay at an AMC hut or lodge or participate in an AMC program in 2021 are assuming personal responsibility and accepting increased risks regarding COVID-19. If you feel uncomfortable with these risks, AMC suggests you delay or modify your adventure to when you feel comfortable joining us. For more detailed information specific to your destination, call our Contact Service Center at 603-466-2727 or email amclodging@outdoors.org.

 

COVID-19 Guest Information

AMC’s Expectations for our Guests

AMC recommends guests follow CDC Guidance for vaccinated and unvaccinated people when determining whether to wear a mask. To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, the CDC recommends wearing a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.  In areas of low or moderate transmission, masks are welcome but not required. An additional order from the National Parks Service requires masks inside any public building on federal land, regardless of vaccination status, including AMC’s Mohican Outdoors Center. AMC will update signage to recommend masks when specific locations cross the CDC’s threshold for substantial risk.

AMC encourages guests to check the latest status before visiting one of our locations. Use this map (updated once a day) provided by the CDC to search for the latest status on your county. AMC locations and counties are listed below:

 

Maine

Medawisla, Gorman Chairback, Little Lyford Lodges and Cabins: Piscataquis County

Knubble Bay and Beal Island: Sagadahoc County

Echo Lake Camp: Hancock County

 

New Hampshire

Highland Center: Coos County

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge: Coos County

Cardigan Lodge: Grafton County

Lonesome Lake Hut, Greenleaf Hut, Galehead Hut, Zealand Falls Hut: Grafton County

Mizpah Spring Hut, Lakes of the Clouds Hut, Madison Spring Hut, Carter Notch Hut: Coos County

Cold River Camp and Harvard Cabin: Carroll County

Three Mile Island: Belknap County

 

Massachusetts

Noble View Outdoor Center: Hampden County

Ponkapoag Camp: Norfolk County

 

Connecticut

Northwest Camp: Litchfield County

 

New York

Fire Island Cabin: Suffolk County

Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center: Rockland County

Mohican Outdoor Center: Warren County (Note: Due to an order from the National Parks Service, masks are required inside any public building on federal land, regardless of vaccination status, including AMC’s Mohican Outdoors Center.)

 

Any guest transported by AMC should continue to wear a mask per CDC guidelines. Double masking (a surgical mask covered by a cloth mask) or N95/KN95 is preferred.

We ask guests make every effort to maintain social distancing (6 feet or more) from staff and guests outside their party.

AMC recommends, but does not require, vaccination to use our facilities. We should all expect to be in the company of both vaccinated and unvaccinated people when engaging with AMC.

AMC believes that the outdoors belongs to everyone. To be sustainable and impactful in carrying out our mission, the AMC community must create and embrace opportunities to be inclusive, kind, and equitable per AMC’s Code of Conduct. Even if you are vaccinated, your efforts to follow our policies will enable all to feel comfortable in the unique communal atmosphere of these special places.

We ask guests to maintain healthy hand sanitation, including regular washing of hands and use of hand sanitizer. AMC will supply hand sanitizer throughout our locations.

Some services may not be available in all spaces such as access to common areas, availability of blankets and linen, saunas, family dining, food service, etc. Be sure to read confirmation messages and call if you have questions.

If a guest experiences symptoms of COVID-19 during their visit, we ask that the guest notifies AMC staff, immediately, and arrange to leave AMC property. Refunds will be provided for guests who need to leave due to exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

 

AMC’s Expectations for Program Participants

AMC Leaders can exercise discretion in terms of safety and preparedness for the events they lead. Participants in programs may be expected to wear masks at some point during their experience whether as part of transportation or other circumstances. Please be prepared to wear face coverings when participating or staying with AMC.

 

AMC’s Commitment to COVID-19 Contact Tracing

If, following a reservation, AMC needs to get in touch with any overnight guests to conduct contact tracing following confirmation of a COVID-19 incident, the person whose name is on the reservation will be responsible for serving as a liaison with the other guests who stayed under that reservation.

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AMC Staff and Volunteers

Employees and volunteers are trained on COVID policies and practices. AMC encourages all staff and volunteers to be vaccinated. For more information, please review the AMC Staff and Volunteer COVID Information Sheet.