Given the ongoing concerns from the COVID -19 pandemic, the Feathered Pipe Foundation has established a set of safety protocols for all staff, guests, and teachers to follow during our 2021 season at the Feathered Pipe Ranch. For the health and safety of our guests and staff, all Feathered Pipe retreat program registrants are required to review the safety protocol below and confirm consent to follow all procedures.
ALL REGISTRANTS intending to participate in a Feathered Pipe retreat program during the 2021 season will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination; OR show proof of a negative COVID-19 quick test, taken within 72 hours prior to your program’s start date, upon arrival at the Feathered Pipe Ranch. Upon arrival at the airport, all guests must inform Feathered Pipe staff if they are in any way feeling ill. A maximum of six passengers may travel in the shuttle at any one time and we will require masks to be worn during transport on the shuttle.
Upon arrival at the Feathered Pipe Ranch, all guests and staff will have their temperature checked via infrared thermometer. Masks are required in all indoor facilities with some exceptions such as while eating. Wearing of masks outdoors is not required, but respectful social distancing should be observed at all times. No one but staff is allowed in the kitchen at any time. During meals, a maximum of four people may sit at any one table.
The program presenter/teacher will define safety protocols during classes. All guests are requested to bring their own personal yoga mat. The Feathered Pipe Ranch will have a UV mat sanitizer available for use. All props will be sanitized and assigned individually to each participant for the duration of the program. Between classes, props, blankets and mats should be cleared in a manner that will allow staff to sanitize the entire room.
If a participant becomes ill during a program, the participant must immediately inform staff. A quarantine accommodation will be available on the Feathered Pipe Ranch grounds for anyone who may potentially be suffering from infection for the duration of program. If quarantine is necessary after the end date of the program, Feathered Pipe will assist in locating a suitable accommodation in Helena for the participant; the Feathered Pipe Foundation, however, WILL NOT be held responsible for any ensuing housing, medical, or travel delay/change/cancellation costs.
For these reasons, we STRONGLY URGE program participants to purchase travel insurance with substantial COVID-19 coverage immediately upon finalizing registration. We recommend roamright.com or travelexinsurance.com, which both offer coverage at a reasonable rate.
Please note: Protocols are subject to change based on recommendations from CDC and/or local Department of Health recommendations.