Information about COVID-19 and the Impact on STAR Classes*
Updated Tuesday, September 1st
*This page is updated as needed with new developments. Due to the high volume of impacted students and the rapidly changing environment, we are unable to make individual phone calls for further cancellations and/or course changes. Please check this page frequently for course changes.
The STAR office is open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Community health and safety continues to be our number one concern. We ask for your patience in reaching the STAR office, as we are experiencing a very high volume of calls.
We are accepting new registrations both by phone and online; however, cancellations may occur with or without additional notice, excepting this page.
The eRider® online classroom will be used for all courses with a classroom component (with a couple of exceptions such as Sidecar/Trike) through the end of the training season in all locations.
Due to a backlog from spring closures, courses are selling out quickly. We are evaluating and adding courses as we can. Please check the website frequently for last-minute openings.
Scheduled for a Class? Your Options...
- If you feel sick or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you may call the office and request a cancellation and full refund up to 12pm MST on Friday before your class. This exception to our standard Cancellation, Reschedule & Refund Policy is in effect until November 13.
- You may call the office and reschedule for a later course.
- You may, at your own risk, attend class if the course is scheduled to run.
Enrolled and Planning to Attend? Please Read:
Due to the volatility of the situation and constant changes, we are not able to guarantee courses will run. It is the student's responsibility to check the status of their course by viewing the information below.
Idaho STAR encourages all instructors and students who choose to teach and/or attend courses to follow procedures to help ensure the health and safety of instructors, students, and staff. Additional information can be obtained from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), including steps to limit the spread of COVID-19.
- Students with signs of a fever, coughing and/or shortness of breath should stay home. Students exhibiting symptoms will be confidentially asked to return home.
Students are required to provide all personal gear, including helmets, gloves, and over-the-ankle footwear. Loaning, borrowing, or sharing gear with other students is STRONGLY discouraged. STAR is indefinitely suspending the use of loaner helmets. Students MUST provide their own DOT-compliant 3/4 or full-face helmet.
- We can offer you a loaner helmet to purchase at a below-cost price. Call the office for details and to pre-arrange the purchase.
- Wear a face mask when 6' of social distancing cannot be maintained.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer frequently. If you do not see any, ask an instructor to make it accessible.
- Avoid personal contact with other students and instructors. Do not shake hands.
- Keep “social distancing” when on the riding range.
- The CDC recommends a minimum of 6 ft. between yourself and other persons (students and instructors).
- Maintain larger personal space “bubbles” when gathering as a group on the riding range.
- Leave your helmet on during the range sessions except on scheduled breaks.
- DO NOT use your mouth or teeth to “hold” your gloves or remove your gloves.
- Drinking water and disposable cups will be provided, but we encourage you to bring your own to minimize contact with water jugs and plastic cups used by others.
- Instructors will wipe down tables, door handles, restroom door handles, sink handles, motorcycle seats, handgrips, keys, water jugs and spouts, etc. before and after class.
- Please note that many of our training sites DO NOT have running water and the only restroom facilities are portable toilets. Even for training sites with indoor facilities, we may not have access if the facility is closed to outside organizations. If you are uncomfortable with this, you may want to opt to cancel.
As always, the health, safety and well-being of our community comes first!
Thank you for your patience.
Basic and Intermediate classroom sessions through the end of the season - all locations - will use the eRider® online classroom platform. In-person, on-cycle sessions will run as scheduled.
Enhanced level classes are on hold until 2021.
Moto Skills Challenge events (MSCs) are suspended for this season.
Sidecar/Trike Classes will run at limited locations and will have in-person classroom sessions.