Coronavirus Policies and FAQ’S

Updated September 1st, 2020.

Bring on 2021! Strive is really looking forward to 2021 and hoping we can get back to Peru and Kenya to continue our work there and reconnect with our friends in country.  The travel outlook is relatively positive but, as with all things, a little bit uncertain so with that in mind we wanted to assure all of our customers that we will be offering 100% refunds for Summer 2021 refund programs until Jan 1st, 2021. At that point, we will meet as a team and see where the world is in regard to international travel and bringing COVID under control. If uncertainty remains regarding COVID and travel restrictions we will extend our policy at that time.

If travel is open, life is very close to normal and summer is looking fantastic we will revert back to our original policy at that point, which includes a $200 non-refundable processing fee of your deposit, with the remaining $300 refundable until March 1st, 2021. After March 1st, 2021 your full deposit of $500 is non-refundable but any additional fees paid minus any costs incurred by Strive is refundable until April 1st, 2021. After April 1st, 2021 refunds of any amount are not guaranteed and dealt with on a case by case basis.

In the meantime, if you’d like to talk to us about it or have questions or concerns, please call us at 917-310-4259 or 612-670-6178.  Below you’ll find some answers to a few common questions.

Yes! We are super excited to get back traveling and making an impact in our communities. We are full steam ahead and planning on having programs Summer of 2021. We will, of course, be monitoring COVID and travel restrictions very carefully and if we believe or government agencies tell us it’s unsafe to travel we will inform our families as soon as we have that information.

Please continue to stay safe and follow guidelines to minimize your risk and exposure to the virus so the world can continue moving on a path back to “normal” and we’ll be watching and hoping for a vaccine that can help control the spread of COVID-19.

Listen to the experts and heed their advice and guidelines. As a reminder, you can visit the CDC or WHO for the most up-to-date news from the experts. As of now, general recommendations from the CDC are:

  • Social distancing – avoid large group gatherings and try to maintain a 6 ft distance between you and others.
  • Hand washing – wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds! If soap is not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Throw used tissue away immediately. Wash hands immediately.
  • Avoid touching your face if possible.
  • Wear a facemask.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
  • Make sure your elderly neighbors and family members are taken care of and be particularly vigilant of maintaing social distance with the 60+ population as this is the age bracket when risks factors begin to increase with each decade of age.