Thursday, March 12, 2020

March 12 COVID-19 Update

As of yesterday the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment was reporting 33 cases of COVID-19 in Colorado. Those cases are spread across Colorado, both in the mountains and in the Front Range. There has still only been one case reported in Summit County. This situation is very dynamic and these numbers will change. Local information can be found at Summit County Government.

We continue to work very closely with state and local authorities addressing COVID-19. Yesterday, Colorado Governor Jared Polis advised, "...travellers over 60 or with chronic health issues should avoid unnecessary travel to the high country areas with the outbreaks,..." He also advised those same people, "...not to attend large congregations of people." We support the Governor's recommendations, thinking they are complimentary to and in sync with CDC guidelines, CDC COVID-19 Information. We encourage everyone to follow these guidelines with a special emphasis on personal hygiene. People in the high risk categories identified by the Governor, should consider re-scheduling their visits.

Arapahoe Basin will continue to be open for ski area operations through our expected closing date in June. Guest and employee wellness is our greatest concern. No specific risk has been identified at Arapahoe Basin. The COVID-19 situation is rapidly developing and changing. Please take the time to read and understand this illness. We encourage everyone to make thoughtful and educated decisions regarding COVID-19.