Updates – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:04:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.4 http://www.pagosasun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cropped-sun-logo-512x512-1-32x32.jpg Updates – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com 32 32 COVID-19 update: County moving to Level Red: Severe Risk Sunday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. http://www.pagosasun.com/covid-19-update-county-moving-to-level-red-severe-risk-sunday-dec-6-at-5-p-m/ Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:05:44 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=213834


Archuleta County will move to Level Red: Severe Risk on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m.

Download the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment notice to Archuleta County here: Archuleta County – Level Orange to Red – 12032020.

By Randi Pierce
Staff Writer

As of Wednesday, 188 cases of COVID-19 had been reported among full-time Archuleta County residents since Nov. 1, making for a cumulative total of 257 cases since late March and pushing Archuleta County into Level Red: Severe Risk.

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) continues to report 39 recovered cases among residents, and is also reporting 72 cases among nonresidents and three outbreaks in Archuleta County.

SJBPH Director of Communication Claire Ninde explained in an email to The SUN that two new outbreaks have been identified “Through a combination of laboratory testing and epidemiological investigation.”

Those, she wrote, are at Parts Plus and Pagosa Springs Elementary School.

As of Dec. 1,  Ninde wrote, “Parts Plus has two positive staff and PSE has 3 staff and two students who have been identified as positive.”

All cases were put on isolation and close contacts were put on quarantine, Ninde indicated, adding that the investigations into the outbreaks are ongoing and SJBPH will continue to evaluate information “regarding these and all cases as received.”

“All outbreak locations will have an ongoing active investigation until 28 days have elapsed without new cases,” she wrote. “28 days is two incubation periods of the SARS-CoV2 virus.”

The county’s first outbreak is inactive and was a hunting camp.

As of Wednesday, Archuleta County remained in Level Orange: High Risk on the state’s COVID dial framework, but, late Wednesday it was announced that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is moving Archuleta County to Level Red to reduce community transmission and “slow a dramatic rise in cases that threatens our school learning models and our local economy.”

As of press time Wednesday, it was unknown what day the change will take effect.

According to the state COVID-19 Dial, Level Red restrictions are warranted are when any of three metrics are met. Archuleta currently meets one of the three: 350 or more new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents in the last 14 days. 

Archuleta County passed this threshold on Nov. 19 and has had 126 cases in the last 14 days, according to SJBPH.  

Level Red includes increased restrictions on businesses, including closing indoor dining at restaurants, moving last call up to 8 p.m., making office-based businesses reduce in-person workforce to 10 percent and reducing capacity at gyms and fitness centers, and does not allow personal gatherings.

The full list of changes associated with moving levels on the dial can be found at the CDPHE website. 

For updated information on the move to Level Red, see www.PagosaSUN.com.

Also because of the increased local cases, late last week, it was announced that all Archuleta School District schools, including Pagosa Peak Open School, would move to remote learning for the remainder of the calendar year.

Prior to Thanksgiving, SJBPH Executive Director Liane Jollon explained, there was beginning evidence that the surge was flattening due to increased restrictions on much of the state.

“Someone described it as it’s not that we’re not accelerating, it’s just that the foot isn’t as heavy on the accelerator,” she said of the slowing of new cases. 

What isn’t known yet, she noted, is the affect Thanksgiving will have on that trend.

Mobility data for Thanksgiving weekend, she explained, indicates people traveled much less this year than on a normal Thanksgiving, but traveled more than any other weekend in November.

Models are very unclear on how cases are going to increase and what hospitalizations will do in December following the holiday, she noted.

“We’re still really concerned that, you know, until we get more evidence, that December could look really, really bleak across the state,” she said.

Why get tested?

Jollon indicated that it remains important for symptomatic individuals to be tested, regardless of if they believe they have COVID or are unsure.

“Identifying specific cases helps us contain cases,” Jollon added, explaining that SJBPH conducts confidential contact tracing to alert contacts of their exposure and deliver instructions to help “box in” the disease.

A positive test also, she explained, allows an individual to become eligible for workplace benefits and other programs that provide assistance so they can isolate successfully, and can help them access the information and care they need if they get worse. 

That also makes any exposed individuals eligible for assistance that can help them to isolate.

Jollon told The SUN SJBPH continues to conduct contact tracing on 100 percent of reported positives.

Because of the increase in cases, SJBPH recently announced that some close contacts may receive a text message from (855) 681-1645 notifying them of their exposure and providing a link to quarantine and testing instructions.

‘Colorado is not alone’

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director, for Tuesday’s COVID-19 update, with Fauci outlining that many states are in the same figurative boat.

Polis -— who recently tested positive for COVID-19 but has been asymptomatic — began the press conference by stating that, so far, he feels very good, but that one in 12 families will have a hospitalization from the disease.

He later noted that, per the most recent modeling, one in every 41 Coloradans is infectious, with that figure moving to one in every 29 in some areas of the state.

“Colorado is not alone in seeing a spike in cases,” Fauci said, adding, “We are really in a public health crisis right now.”

Fauci noted that the current surge in COVID-19 cases is unlike anything seen earlier, with the country seeing 100,000 to 200,000 new cases reported daily and 1,000 to 2,000 deaths per day.

“Instead of thinking in terms of the Thanksgiving holiday and then the Christmas holiday as two separate events, I think we are going to be looking at 30 or more days of a period of time of precarious risk,” he said. 

Fauci noted it is in everybody’s hands to mitigate the current surge by following precautions such as wearing masks, distancing, avoiding crowds (particularly indoors) and washing hands frequently.

“It’s not too late to do something about it,” he said.

Masks and vaccines

Polis and Fauci also discussed vaccine candidates that could be approved for use in the coming weeks. Two vaccine candidates have been submitted for approval.

“There is hope,” Polis said, likening the current time to the last few miles of a marathon, where the end is near, but it is the hardest part of the race.

Polis also noted that wearing a mask is like a vaccine with 50 percent efficacy, with Fauci explaining that, if no one wore masks, there would be many more acquisitions and transmissions.

“No intervention is 100 percent,” Fauci said.

Of the vaccine candidates, Fauci said, “This is a testimony to the exquisite and extraordinary scientific advances that have taken place over many years … it’s quiet, meticulous science that allows you to get a vaccine that is 94 to 95 percent effective from the time the virus was recognized in January 2020 to putting it in a person’s arm in December 2020.”

Fauci also urged that anyone can look at independent data regarding the potential vaccines and make their choice about being vaccinated when it is available.

He also explained that while initial doses will be available this month, the doses for the general public who do not fall into a higher category (for example, health care workers, those in congregate housing, those 65 and older) are likely to be available mid- to late April 2021.

Pagosa Springs Medical Center CEO Dr. Rhonda Webb reported to The SUN Wednesday that the medical center applied to the state “at the earliest possible date” to receive vaccine doses. 

Jollon reported in a separate interview that SJBPH did the same.

“We’re all in this together, help is on the way and we are going to get out of this,” Fauci concluded. 

Essential precautions

According to SJBPH, the following precautions will be essential to containing the spread of COVID-19 through the winter holiday season: 

• Stay at home as much as possible, and instruct employees to work from home, if possible. 

• Practice physical distancing (at least 6 feet away from another person).

• Gather only with members of your household. 

• Wear face coverings when in public; the statewide mask order is still in effect in indoor public spaces. 

• Practice good hygiene (washing hands, covering coughs and sneezes, etc.).

• Get tested if you have symptoms or believe you’ve been exposed through a known contact or community interaction. 

• Don’t go to work, school, or social activities if you are sick or have a known or suspected exposure.

What about the flu?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report minimal flu activity in much of the country, including Colorado, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows that the flu is “sporadic” in the state, with eight hospitalizations reported.

As of late Tuesday afternoon, Pagosa Springs Medical Center had not had any positive flu tests, according to Webb.

SJBPH suggests that getting a flu vaccine this year is more important than ever.

School district to return to remote learning http://www.pagosasun.com/school-district-to-return-to-remote-learning/ Sat, 28 Nov 2020 00:14:25 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=213567 Archuleta School District announced late Friday afternoon that the district’s schools will return to remote learning next week and will continue with remote instruction until winter break on Dec. 18 due to the local rise in COVID-19 cases.

The announcement came in emails from Superintendent Dr. Kym LeBlanc-Esparza sent to the district’s students, families and staff.

“While it was initially our plan to return to school in-person for next week, it is simply not safe to do so, given our current case count and number of staff that have to quarantine at this time. We also anticipate case numbers could increase due to holiday travel and family gatherings,” the emails state. “By taking a break between the Thanksgiving week and winter break, the leadership team and I are hopeful that we can curb spread within our schools.  Therefore, we will be returning to school remotely for the timeframe between November 30 and December 18.”

As of noon Friday, a total of 227 cases have been reported for Archuleta County — rise of 30 from the day before and 46 in two days.

“Unfortunately, we began seeing cases show up positive on Saturday, November 21 and they continued throughout the week.  Over the past 7 days, we have had 8 cases among students and staff.  This means that we have a significant number of students and staff still impacted by quarantine into December.  While we have been monitoring the positive COVID cases within our schools, we have also seen a sizeable uptick in cases within our community.  Over the past 8 days, we have seen an increase of 96 resident cases, with 46 of those coming just in the past 2 days.  According to the Colorado Department of Public Health guidelines and metrics, it would take our community 49 cases within a 14-day period to be considered for movement to the red level of our Safer at Home dial.  If this trend continues, this could suggest the need to move to the more restrictive level in the near future,” LeBlanc-Esparza wrote.

She concluded both emails with, “Together, we can do this.”

For more information on coronavirus in Archuleta County, see next Thursday’s issue of The SUN and watch www.PagosaSUN.com for updates.

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Additional free COVID-19 testing days announced http://www.pagosasun.com/additional-free-covid-19-testing-days-announced/ Fri, 20 Nov 2020 02:09:59 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=213282

To address community demand for COVID-19 testing, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is working with Pagosa Springs Medical Center, Archuleta County and the Town of Pagosa Springs to provide free COVID-19 testing on Friday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The test site is located at the Archuleta County Fairgrounds at 344 U.S. 84.

Additional testing will be held Monday, Nov. 23 and Wednesday, Nov. 25 during the same times and at the same location.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, those who believe they may have been exposed either through known contact or general community interaction, and people in critical sectors who are in frequent contact with the public — early childhood, K-12, first responders and critical government services — should get tested at the free community testing site. No appointment is needed.

SJBPH understands how challenging the COVID-19 pandemic is for everyone, and agency staff sincerely appreciate the efforts of all community members to wear face coverings, social distance, stay home if sick and wash hands well to contain the spread of the virus.

SJBPH reminds anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms or anyone who is concerned that they may have been exposed either through known contact or general community interaction to get tested.


School district announces additional cases, testing event set for Friday http://www.pagosasun.com/school-district-announces-additional-cases-testing-event-set-for-friday/ Thu, 19 Nov 2020 17:59:06 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=213176

On Thursday morning, Archuleta School District Superintendent Dr. Kym LeBlanc-Esparza announced three additional cases of COVID among students.

“One of our student cases was a high school student and the other two were from family school. The leaders of both schools have been in contact with staff to let them know of the cases, but we cannot provide any additional information, due to HIPAA regulations,” she wrote in an email. “In some cases, we have been able to determine the need for quarantine among students and staff and in other cases, we are still working with SJBPH to determine exposure. We will be communicating with students and staff about quarantine as soon as that information is shared with us.”

Free community testing event Friday

To address community demand for COVID-19 testing, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is working with Pagosa Springs Medical Center, Archuleta County and the Town of Pagosa Springs to provide free COVID-19 testing on Friday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The test site is located at the Archuleta County Fairgrounds at 344 U.S. 84.

Additional testing will be held Monday, Nov. 23 and Wednesday, Nov. 25 during the same times and at the same location.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, those who believe they may have been exposed either through known contact or general community interaction, and people in critical sectors who are in frequent contact with the public — early childhood, K-12, first responders and critical government services — should get tested at the free community testing site. No appointment is needed.

SJBPH understands how challenging the COVID-19 pandemic is for everyone, and agency staff sincerely appreciate the efforts of all community members to wear face coverings, social distance, stay home if sick and wash hands well to contain the spread of the virus.

SJBPH reminds anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms or anyone who is concerned that they may have been exposed either through known contact or general community interaction to get tested.

High school moving to distance learning due to COVID http://www.pagosasun.com/high-school-moving-to-distance-learning-due-to-covid/ Fri, 13 Nov 2020 19:51:00 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=213035

Archuleta School District Superintendent Dr. Kym LeBlanc-Esparza announced in a memo sent to staff Friday that the high school will move to remote learning Monday due to the impact of COVID-19 on the school.

The move is expected to last until Nov. 30, following Thanksgiving break.

“This week has proven to be a bit of a roller coaster.  In education we like to plan things out, be thoughtful with a communications plan and move with purpose. This virus is really challenging those norms!” LeBlanc-Esparza wrote. “Each day we seem to have to respond to a new case through quarantines, isolations and potential shifts to remote learning for impacted students. That said, I want to be sure our staff has accurate information about COVID cases within our district.  To date, we have had 2 confirmed staff cases and 2 confirmed student cases.  One student case was at the middle school, and just yesterday afternoon we were informed of a positive student case at the high school.”

LeBlanc-Esparza continues that, “Due to the impact on over a half dozen staff members at the high school, five classes and both JV and Varsity football players at this point, we have had to make the decision to transition high school to remote learning for next week.”

The superintendent noted that the high school classes will operate synchronously.

“This means that students and staff will be expected to ‘show up’ to class, on time, virtually,” she wrote.

She added that, as of midday Friday, the district is anticipating that all other schools will continue with the current schedule of four days of in-person learning.

Wednesday COVID-19 testing clinic limited to students and families http://www.pagosasun.com/free-covid-19-testing-clinic-in-pagosa-springs-wednesday/ Tue, 10 Nov 2020 19:41:25 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=212769

Additional information has been released about Wednesday’s free COVID-10 testing at the Ross Aragon Community Center, notably that the testing is limited to asymptomatic Pagosa Springs Middle School students and/or their families.

The testing will take place on walk in clinics Arizona from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ross Aragon Community Center.

According to Pagosa Springs Medical Center, “Any middle school student or family member being tested needs to do the following 4 things:  (1) wear a mask; (2) maintain social distancing from others; (3) have the demographic form completed for each person who is being tested; and (4) have not had anything to eat or drink for more than 20 minutes prior to arrival.”

Any person who has symptoms should not attend this community clinic – instead, anyone with COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., fever, shaking, chills, nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue and/or muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of smell or taste, headache, vomiting/diarrhea) should call Pagosa Springs Medical Center at 731-3700 for an appointment to be tested in a setting that will not potentially expose others.

Pagosa Springs Medical Center offers this testing clinic as a community service in conjunction with Archuleta School District, the Town of Pagosa Springs and San Juan Basin Public Health.

The following information has been updated to reflect the clarification on who can be tested.

On the heels of being notified of two positive cases of COVID-19 at Pagosa Springs Middle School, Archuleta School District announced early Tuesday afternoon that there will be a free COVID-19 testing clinic for middle school students and/or their families tomorrow, Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ross Aragon Community Center.

In a letter addressed to parents, staff and community members, the district explains that the free tests will be a cheek swab and results will be emailed to you in three to five days. A form to fill out prior to the test accompanies this update (Covid-19 Form). Please do not eat or drink 20 minutes before the test.

If your child is currently in quarantine, please do not attend this clinic, but call Pagosa Springs Medical Center to make an appointment for testing.

Wednesday’s clinic is in collaboration with Pagosa Springs Medical Center and the Town of Pagosa Springs.

The letter further outlines, “There is nothing more important to Archuleta School District than the safety and health of our students, our staff, and their families. We are working directly with San Juan Basin Public Health officials to address the cases in our schools.

“Archuleta School District will continue to follow all COVID-19 related safety procedures as outlined by CDPHE.”

The letter later states, “Our greatest priority is the safety of our students, staff, and community members. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and your family, especially as we face this challenging situation together.”

Additionally, the letter includes the following information on COVID-19:

“COVID-19 is transmitted through person-to-person contact and through the exchange of respiratory droplets. As more cases are being confirmed across the state, including in our community, we must continue to be vigilant. If you or any member of your family exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your medical provider for advice.

“The CDC recommends the following best practices to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

“● Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

“● Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

“● Avoid close contact with those who are sick.

“● Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve.

“● Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.

“● Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.

“● Stay at home when you are sick.

“● Practice social distancing, leaving at least six feet between you and other people.

“● Wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.”

For more information about the school-related cases and the status of COVID-19 in Archuleta County, see the Nov. 12 issue of The SUN.

Covid-19 Form

School district confirms second positive COVID test http://www.pagosasun.com/school-district-confirms-second-positive-covid-test/ Tue, 10 Nov 2020 15:16:32 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=212731

Archuleta School District Superintendent Dr. Kym LeBlanc-Esparza confirmed to The SUN Monday that a second individual within the school district has tested positive.

The second individual was already under quarantine after a middle school student tested positive last week, and the district worked with San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) to determine steps that needed to be taken.

“What I can confirm is that a person who was already under quarantine due to the positive case last Thursday has tested positive,” the superintendent wrote in an email to The SUN. “We were notified last night of this case, so in collaboration with SJBPH we were able to contact trace for that individual and determined that a few more classes of students and a few additional teachers needed to be quarantined. We attempted to reach out to all who needed to quarantine last night, but in a few cases, we had to reach out to families this morning and have students picked up.  At this point, all who needed to be excluded from school are home.  We are hopeful that we will not see additional spread and we can continue to serve our students with our four day in person schedule.  But families and the community can certainly help by following the recommended health protocols:  wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, sanitize high touch surfaces and maintain social distancing.”

LeBlanc-Esparza added that health officials help to determine the appropriate quarantine timeframes, and all who are exposed must stay home for the full timeframe.

“If students or family members experience symptoms, they should seek medical attention and a COVID test.  However, testing negative does not shorten the quarantine time period.  All who were exposed must stay home for the full timeframe,” she wrote.

School district confirms COVID case at middle school http://www.pagosasun.com/school-district-confirms-covid-case-at-middle-school/ Fri, 06 Nov 2020 17:27:48 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=212699

Archuleta School District Superintendent Dr. Kym LeBlanc-Esparza confirmed Friday that a middle school cohort has moved to distance learning until Nov. 18 due to a positive COVID-19 test.

“As of yesterday afternoon, we were informed that we had a student who tested positive,” she said.

Upon hearing that the middle school student had tested positive, the superintendent explained the district immediately began working with San Juan Basin Public Health and figured out who might be impacted.

That resulted in one cohort of students and its teachers moving to distance learning until Nov. 18, she added.

LeBlanc-Esparza noted that the positive case coming later in the week (the entire district participates in remote learning on Fridays) gave staff the time it needed to reach out and call those impacted.

Cast your ballot before 7 p.m., click here for election results after polls close http://www.pagosasun.com/cast-your-ballot-before-7-p-m-click-here-for-election-results-after-polls-close/ Tue, 03 Nov 2020 17:10:17 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=212461

Colorado voters have until 7 p.m. tonight to cast their ballots for today’s general election.

In Archuleta County, signed and voted ballots can be returned to a drop box or to the Archuleta County Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) until 7 p.m. tonight to be counted.

The VSPC is open at the Archuleta County Election’s Office at 449 San Juan St. and is accessible from the back of the courthouse.

Archuleta County has two secure ballot drop boxes that are under 24/7 video surveillance: one near the flagpoles in front of the courthouse in downtown Pagosa Springs and the other at the TARA Community Center in Arboles.

Those who have not registered to vote can still do so either at the VSPC or at GoVoteColorado.com.

Anyone going to the VSPC must have a face covering and adhere to social distancing, and no electioneering is allowed within 100 feet of the courthouse, which includes clothing items, buttons and hats with candidate names.

Unofficial results updates

Archuleta County will begin updating vote totals for each race after 7 p.m.

Unofficial election results for everything on Archuleta County ballots will be available at https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/CO/Archuleta/105980/web.264614/#/summary.

Unofficial vote totals for Archuleta County commissioner, District 1 will be available at https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/CO/Archuleta/105980/web.264614/#/detail/7.

Unofficial vote totals for Archuleta County commissioner, District 2 will be available at https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/CO/Archuleta/105980/web.264614/#/detail/8.

For more on the election, see Thursday’s issue of The SUN.

Wolf Creek Ski Area to open Wednesday, receives 22 inches of snow http://www.pagosasun.com/wolf-creek-ski-area-to-open-wednesday-receives-22-inches-of-snow/ Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:34:12 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=212186 Wolf Creek Ski Area received 22 inches of snow from this week’s storm, with snow continuing to fall. The summit currently has 24 inches of snow.

Treasure, Bonanza and Nova will be operating Wednesday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Nov. 1. A complete November schedule should be determined by Sunday

Hours of operations will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lift tickets will be at Local Appreciation rates. Tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket office.

More details will be updated tomorrow at wolfcreekski.com.

The ski area’s website states the following:

Colorado State Guidelines require wearing face masks and social distancing in all indoor and outdoor public places. This includes buildings, in the base area, and riding a lift. Masks are required outdoors while in the base area and while in ticket and lift lines. Tickets will not be sold to anyone without a mask or face covering. Any guests refusing to follow Colorado State Guidelines guide lines will be asked to leave. Other guidelines include:

  1. Visitors coming to Wolf Creek should be aware of Colorado’s quarantine requirements in case of exposure. Any guests who test positive or been exposed to COVID-19 must extend their stay at their own expense to complete isolation or quarantine.
  2. Wolf Creek is located in Mineral County; lodging is found in Pagosa Springs (Archuleta County) and  South Fork (Rio Grande County).   Please understand the dial level showing the status level of COVID-19 in all counties in Colorado. Visitors should educate themselves by clicking on the dial level link.
  3. Please use the Colorado State Guidelines link for the comprehensive list of guidelines.  Guests should also be aware of Wolf Creek Ski Area’s Pre-Season COVID-19 plan.

The PRE-SEASON plan includes the following elements that make it a safe offering to the communities:

  1. The only thing offered to participants are the lifts and restrooms. No other amenity will be offered such as indoor lodging/seating areas, food service, ski school, rentals, etc.  The preseason plan will allow for access to the lifts only.
  2. This soft opening will allow staff members to ease into understanding COVID protocols and make the transition from what they have previously known as ski area operations. Since this year will look different than most in terms of how they will load chairs, conduct employee health screenings, how distancing will be handled in lift lines, sanitization of bathrooms, etc., this will allow them to practice those protocols prior to the full season.

If you have any questions please email wolfcreekski@wolfcreekski.com.