Colorado Trying To figure Out What To Do When Ski Country Visitors Catch Coronavirus
One of the stickier points in managing the spread of COVID-19 in Colorado’s resort towns involves what to do when a guest falls ill during their stay and can’t leave.
Colorado’s public health officials have released a list of guidelines for Colorado ski areas heading into the winter season and they look a lot like operating plans already announced by resorts.
The guidance for Colorado ski areas “establish some new baseline standards to create common expectations” for resorts, reads the report the state released Wednesday. The state is gathering public input on the plan through Friday morning.
Ski areas must work with their local public health agency to craft plans that limit the spread of COVID-19 and those local agencies will submit the plan to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for final approval. There is a hiccup in the plan though, with uncertainty around a call for resorts and communities to make a plan for “isolation housing” for visitors who fall ill and cannot travel back home.