Rail Explorers COVID-19 Guidelines

As a growing leader in the eco-tourism industry, we feel that we have a duty to ensure our company, employees and guests are doing all we can to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Rail Explorers works with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as well as state and local public health authorities to ensure the safety of our guests, employees and contractors.

As Rail Explorers monitors and responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we work closely with the federal, state and local public health guidelines to guide our decision making at the locations where our divisions operate.

The CDC recommends all individuals wear masks indoors in areas of substantial or high transmission. Even though Rail Explorers is mostly an outdoor activity, masks are recommended to be worn within our gift shop and restrooms areas, if the person is not fully vaccinated. However, at some of our locations, masks are required to be worn in these areas regardless of vaccination status. (This is in correspondence with specified state mandates.)

Due to the fact that the COVID-19 guidelines change frequently, it is highly recommended that you also check the local and state guidelines before your Rail Explorers experience so you can stay informed of the guidelines we will be taking. Some guidelines may change and be implemented before we have the ability to update our guidelines on this website.

Staying Safe at Rail Explorers

For the health and safety of others, please choose another time to visit us if:

  • You are experiencing COVID-like symptoms, such as dry cough, fever, difficulty breathing, and/or loss of taste.
  • You had close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • You are self-isolating or self-quarantining because you may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 or are worried that you may be sick with COVID-19.

You may reschedule for a future date. If it is within 48 hours of your scheduled tour, you will not be charged a rescheduling fee. Full terms and conditions here.

Protecting our Employees

Employees and contractors are required to wear a face mask within our areas of substantial or high transmission and outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained, if they are not fully vaccinated.

When required, Rail Explorers, issues protective equipment to employees performing critical functions. Following CDC guidance, Rail Explorers staff clean and maintain facilities and equipment to safeguard employee and public health safety.

We track confirmed employee cases of COVID-19 and recovery. We only provide public information where an employee presented an exposure risk to the public based on the guidance of the CDC.

Where employees may have been exposed any of their co-workers, Rail Explorers will work with state, local and federal agencies to follow proper public health procedures to keep everyone safe.

Changes in COVID-19 Operations at specified Rail Explorers locations

Please check the following sites for more details and up-to-date information regarding the Rail Explorers location you plan to experience.