Coronavirus Safety Precautions

North Cascades Institute is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our staff, guests and community.  

Vaccination, and pre-travel testing of non-vaccinated participants, is the best way to limit the spread of COVID-19. We strongly recommend that Institute participants complete vaccination or be tested negative for COVID-19 within 3 days of arriving at the Environmental Learning Center. If you have a positive test result or are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, please cancel your registration to receive a full refund. 

For Summer 2021 programs at the Environmental Learning Center, we've made several modifications to operations that serve to enhance everyone's safety in a positive way, including.

  • All of our staff are vaccinated!
  • The Dining Hall has reopened to buffet dining, and masks are required unless seated at a table
  • Outdoor dining is highly encouraged
  • Masks are required for everyone in any indoor public space
  • Classrooms and the Wild Ginger Library are open on a limited basis
  • Lodge rooms are private or limited to household groups currently living together
  • Programs and activities are held outdoors whenever possible and organized to allow physical distancing.
  • Institute staff will provide hand sanitizer, regularly disinfect surfaces and make sure the safety p[lan is being followedOur staff are checked each day for temperature and symptoms

These modifications are fluid and evolving in concert with the changing guidelines and rules as outlined by the Governor's office. Feel free to call us with any questions: (360) 854-2599.