COVID-19 protocols

The Rewilding School is committed to providing a safe outdoor experience for our staff and participants, in compliance with state guidelines.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures


On-site Procedures

Our programs are 100% outside. Masks are required to be worn at all times (even though our programs are outside), and participants must bring their own masks, food, water and hand sanitizer. Staff will also have hand sanitizer and can provide it as needed. Participants are encouraged to wash hands frequently at hand washing stations or use hand sanitizer. 

Participants will be required to complete Daily Health Sheets to account for any COVID-19 symptoms up to two weeks before the program.

In addition, the temperature of all participants will be taken and monitored before the start of programs.

Attendance Guidelines

In addition to our on-site hygiene and sanitation procedures, these are our attendance guidelines:


1. If any staff member or participant , or any member of their household, have been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case, exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, traveled to a high-risk state as defined by NYS  - they are asked to stay home and not attend programs for 14 days or until they receive a negative COVID test, whichever happens first. 


2. If any staff member or participant receives a positive COVID-19 test, all Rewilding School programs will be suspended for 14 days.

Cancellation Procedures

Recently, New York State has issued New Cluster Action Initiative Guidance. Throughout the state, no more than 10 people are allowed at a private residence, however there are different guidelines for other non-essential outdoor gatherings:

 Yellow:  Up to 25 people allowed outside

 Orange:  Up to 10 people allowed outside

 Red:  Shut down

It is important to note that not every location in New York falls into a Cluster. The Rewilding School monitors the addresses of all our program sites at the NYS Cluster Address Lookup to see if our locations fall into a Cluster area. At this time, no locations fall into a cluster.

Based on the above New York State Cluster guidelines, if one of our program sites falls into a Cluster, these are the actions The Rewilding School will take:


Proceed with all programs at Marsh Sanctuary, Brinton Brook Sanctuary and Rhinocerous Creek Reservation.


Proceed with programs at Brinton Brook and 

Rhinoceros Creek.


At Marsh Sanctuary Homeschool age 4-7 canceled; Homeschool age 8-10 proceeds.


All programs shut down at Marsh Sanctuary, Brinton Brook Sanctuary and Rhinocerous Creek Reservation.

If a Rewilding School program needs to be suspended or canceled, all parents will be notified by email.


As per our registration policy, no refunds would be issued. The Rewilding School will issue program credit for the canceled classes, applicable for any future Rewilding School program, without expiration.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We will do everything possible to run Rewilding School program safely during these difficult times. You can contact us via email at


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