A Note To Our Guests About COVID-19
Purgatory Resort is open daily and plans to operate through April 12, weather permitting.
Lodging Guests: Our current cancellation policy remains; however, we are honoring all refunds for guests who have pre-purchased travel insurance.
Ticketed Guest: All lift tickets are non-refundable.
Purgatory Resort has been actively supporting La Plata County’s planning, community monitoring and response efforts of COVID-19. The health and safety of our guests and employees remain our central focus, and we appreciate the resource we have in the Incident Management Team. This group, spearheaded by San Juan Basin Health, and their activation provides the best opportunity for minimizing the impacts of COVID-19 exposure in our community. The resort staff is working side-by-side with public health experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and will continue to do so until there is no longer a public health concern.
If you are feeling ill with symptoms similar to those associated with COVID-19:
•Manage your symptoms at home the same way you manage other cold symptoms. We want to reduce the risk of transmission, so to the extent possible, people with flu-like symptoms should remain at home.
•If you need medical care, contact your primary care provider and schedule a visit. Let them know that you are concerned you might have COVID-19.
•Only contact 9-1-1 for emergencies requiring immediate life-saving care and let them know if you are concerned you might have COVID-19.
•Restrict visits to the hospital emergency room or urgent care — only individuals needing immediate care should visit these facilities. If you must visit an ER or urgent care facility, call ahead and let them know that you are concerned you might have COVID-19.
Protecting yourself and others from COVID-19:
There is no vaccine for COVID-19, but there are many actions you can take to protect yourself from getting COVID-19. These are the same actions that can protect you from getting any respiratory illness.
•Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds — especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
•Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
•Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
•Stay home when you are sick, and keep your children at home when they are sick.
•Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
•Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
The most recent guidance from the CDC suggests that people at a higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 (older adults and those who have severe chronic medical conditions) should:
•Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
•When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
•Avoid crowds as much as possible.
•During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.
Who to Contact
For general COVID-19 questions, call COHELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911. To report a suspected case or for additional guidance, call either the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Disease Reporting Line at 303-692-2700 or San Juan Basin Public Health at 970-247-5702 option 1.