COVID-19 Updates and Policies


  • ABA Personnel will wear masks and make every effort to maintain social distancing while working.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at all offices, the hangar, and the planes. All employees will wash their hands frequently, be sure to cough or sneeze into their elbow and refrain from touching their face. Employees will immediately wash hands after any respiratory event.
  • Employees will not enter offices where they do not have work responsibilities.
  • Spit/Lake Offices will only admit one group at a time for check-in. All individuals must be masked. Desk/Computer/Keyboard/Phones/Seats used will be wiped down hourly if possible –no more than 2 hours between sanitization.
  • All customers must wear an approved mask
  • Passengers will be required to sign a release form stating that they are symptom free, agree to wearing masks, and have not knowingly been in contact with anyone with Covid symptoms
  • Each ABA employee will take their temperature before coming to work: date/time/temp results will be kept as a matter of record. This record will be kept and submitted to a manager bimonthly. If temperature is 100.4 or above, employee will stay home until fever/symptom free for at least 24 hours. Employee will be screened by manager for COVID symptoms. Upon any fever or presence of Covid  symptoms, personnel will self quarantine for 48 hours. If symptoms persist, employee will be tested and remain in quarantine until cleared.
  • Passenger groups will be as spaced out as possible in the prep area
  • Pilot/guides will assure that bear viewing groups maintain social distancing throughout trips as much as bear safety allows.
  • Planes will be completely sanitized after each flight
  • Passenger Prep area will be completely sanitized after each flight departs (wearing gloves during disinfection process and properly doffing/disposing of the gloves after each use)
  • Every surface in bathrooms wiped down (toilet, sink, faucet, soap dispenser, TP holder)
  • Table surface completely wiped down
  • Seats will be wiped down, including the top rim, Scale and desk will be completely wiped down
  • Trash can will be wiped down
  • Clipboards/liability forms will be sanitized
  • Printer screen and glass will be sanitized
  • Sharpies will be sanitized
  • Floors will be mopped/sanitized daily
  • PFD’s, belts, and waders will be sanitized after each use before being returned to serviceWe are a business with 10 employees. We must all stay safe and healthy to maintain operations. Care will be taken with every aspect of every personal interaction not to put employees or customers at increased risk of infection.All employees are from the local community. No one travels to work here. Transportation for a potentially infected employee is their own personal vehicle. Self-quarantining will be at the employees residence.Employees are all young and in good health. This is an active outdoor adventure business, and our employees represent that well. No special measures are needed because of high risk individuals.

    Sick employees will be screened by a manager for Covid symptoms, and will not be allowed back to work until all are clear for 24 hours at a minimum.

    We do not travel between communities. We go to the wilderness – open air, and return to the sending airport. Operation is exclusively out of Homer, Alaska.

    ALL parties will be required to sign this form:

    COVID DISCLOSURE AND RELEASE FORM Alaska Bear Adventures with K Bay Air LLC

    I, ________________________________________, certify that I understand the elevated risks of contracting the COVID 19 virus while traveling on an aircraft and agree to hold harmless K Bay Air LLC and its employees as a result of my decision.

    ___________ I do not have any known symptoms of the COVID 19 virus including fever, cough, headache, or respiratory issues.

    ___________ I have not knowingly come into contact with people or persons that have demonstrated COVID 19 symptoms in the past 14 days.

    ___________ I agree to wear a mask while in K Bay Air Buildings and while on the airplane to help prevent the spread of the COVID 19 virus.

    ___________ If I have children with me under the age of 18 years, I am attesting to each of these statements on their behalf as well as for myself.

    Printed Name _____________________________________________________________ Signed Name ______________________________________________________________ Date: ________________________

    Printed Names of Minor Children:_____________________________________________