Coronavirus Update

Updated: Jul 23

Update 07/23/2020

We are now open for tubing! So here is what we are doing to keep your safety our number one priority. We will be following the recommendations of the CDC. That means we are closely monitoring the health of our employees. Anyone who has shown symptoms will be required to stay home. Employees will also have access to local testing.


If guests have recently come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or if they are experiencing any flu-like symptoms within the past 14 days, we ask you to not attend a tour with us.

While indoors and during the check-in process, our staff will be wearing face coverings when they are within six feet of another person. Once we are out on the water, guides and guests are not required to wear masks due to safety concerns. We strongly encourage guests to bring their own masks to wear as needed.


We will provide hand sanitizers at our shop, as well as hand-washing stations. All high traffic areas will be periodically disinfected.


To maintain as much physical distancing as possible, we ask that you fill your waivers out online before your tour.


We have reduced our capacity to maintain distancing and we will not be allowing any separate groups to travel together in our vehicles. After each load of passengers, we will be disinfecting the vehicles.


The nature of tubing means that you will all be in individual rafts and distanced out along the river. If you have any questions or concerns before your tour, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Update 06/12/2020: The state of California has set rafting to be open at Phase Four. We are currently still in Phase Three and are waiting for approval from the state with these guidelines.


UPDATE 03/20/2020: Following Governor Newsom's stay at home order, we will be temporarily closing until further notice. We'll post an announcement when we're back in action. Until then, stay home, stay safe and healthy, friends!


Given the state of our world, you might be wondering if it’s safe or appropriate to travel to the Kern. Here are some updates we’d like to share on what has and has not changed for the next couple of weeks.


What has changed?

We are taking all the necessary steps, precautions, and advisements to ensure that the health of our guests and staff is not affected. If your travel plans have changed due to COVID-19, please contact us regarding any reservations.


What’s staying the same?

Your safety is still our number one priority. We will be following the recommendations of the CDC and closely monitoring any further updates. As of now, we are not cancelling any booked river tours.


The cleanliness of our equipment and facility is always kept to a high standard, and we remain especially alert in this time to maintain these standards. Please help us by following the same advisements.


This will be a season of change, social distancing, and patience for us all. But our appreciation for the outdoors and each other will remain unchanged.


If you have any questions or concerns, we are a phone call or email away. We will keep you posted for any further updates.


Stay healthy and stay safe, friends.

From the SoCal Rafting Family



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