Saturday, March 14, 2020
It is with deep regret that we are announcing, after yesterday’s National Declaration of Emergency, that Moose Mountain will remain closed for the remainder of the season.
Although we have proceeded in earnest to try and follow the protocols recommended by the U.S. Center for Disease Control, we have come to realize that it is not entirely possible to keep separation distances and perfect disinfection in our buildings and our busses.
People without symptoms are now found to be spreading the virus at the center of this emergency, and we have no way to know who they are, in fact, they don’t know themselves. In Alaska, people with symptoms are being refused testing due to lack of resources.
As folks return this weekend from spring break vacations around the world, the risk may increase. One primary way to stay safer is to stay away from crowded places. This includes busy ski lodges, busses, aerial trams, and etc. many of which are closing now for the season around the country, and indeed across entire countries like Switzerland and Italy.
Although Alaska has only one confirmed case so far, now in isolation, and as much as we hate to close now, after such a long cold winter, with some of the best skiing of the year these past couple of days, we have come to realize we no longer have a choice but to keep our doors closed to protect our employees and fellow shredders.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you again when we can re-open in the future.
Moose Mountain, Inc.