NOLS has developed COVID practices in consultation with federal, state, and local public health experts, peer organizations, and medical advisors, and these practices have evolved over time as the pandemic has progressed.  NOLS does not require COVID vaccinations to attend wilderness medicine courses, but NOLS does implement risk mitigation strategies in class. Please review the NOLS Wilderness Medicine COVID-19 Practices and Expectations for Students document for additional details.  Per NOLS, “all participants are expected to participate fully” in the implementation of these strategies.