COVID-19 Protocols: Fall 2021

Updated September 8, 2021; Effective September 20, 2021

COVID -19 Operations Policy – Update

Effective September 20, 2021

Challenge Aspen will continue to comply with county and state guidelines pertaining to Covid-19. With the increase of Covid-19 variant cases within Pitkin County and the country we feel it appropriate to enforce strict guidelines for anyone participating with our organization, including but not limited to our participants, family members, caregivers, volunteers, pros and staff.

Safety is of utmost importance in every aspect of Challenge Aspen’s operations. The following requirements are in place in order to help protect our participants and their families, volunteers, pros, staff and the general public.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Staff

  • All staff and Apprentice Pros (AP’s) must be fully vaccinated by an approved FDA Covid-19 vaccination and remain current with boosters per FDA guidelines.
  • Proof of vaccination and boosters must be presented to Challenge Aspen’s Human Resource Director along with all other required employment documents.

Volunteers

  • All volunteers must be fully vaccinated by an approved FDA Covid-19 vaccination and remain current with boosters per FDA guidelines.
  • Will be required to complete a vaccine attestation form verifying Covid-19 guidelines per above.

Pros

  • All Aspen Skiing Company Pros (instructors) that work with Challenge Aspen participants will be required to be fully vaccinated by an approved FDA Covid-19 vaccination and remain current with boosters per FDA guidelines.
  • Will be required to complete a vaccine attestation form verifying Covid-19 guidelines per above.

Participants

  • All Challenge Aspen participants that are eligible to be vaccinated, must be fully vaccinated by an approved FDA Covid-19 vaccination and remain current with boosters per FDA guidelines.
  • Will be required to complete a vaccine attestation form verifying Covid-19 guidelines per above.

Exemption from Vaccine Requirement:

  • Challenge Aspen will handle exemption requests on a case-by-case basis.
  • In the event someone is determined exempt from Challenge Aspen’s Covid requirements, they will be required to sign an affidavit specific to their situation, and will also be asked to wear a mask.
  • The organization will refer to Colorado State’s website on reasonable accommodation for medical or non-medical reasons at: https://cdphe.colorado.gov/vaccine-exemptions

 General Covid-19 Policies and Procedures

  • We highly recommend masks are worn while in the Challenge Aspen office, and equipment room.
  • We recommend 6-foot social distancing whenever possible.
  • You may not participate with Challenge Aspen if you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.
  • In the event you have been in contact with individuals associated with Challenge Aspen, and test positive for Covid-19, immediately inform Challenge Aspen.
  • Participants will be asked to leave personal belongings outside the office while participating in Challenge Aspen activities.
  • We discourage large gatherings inside the office and/or equipment room.
  • Please adhere to Aspen Skiing Company Covid protocols while on the mountain and inside mountain restaurants, restrooms, etc.
  • Any Challenge Aspen vehicle transportation will require face masks for all.
  • Challenge Aspen restrooms are not for public use.
  • The Challenge Aspen kitchen is closed to participant, guest & volunteer use.
  • CA restrooms, common areas, door knobs, and surfaces will be disinfected daily.

We are so grateful to everyone for adhering to our above requests.  We want to protect and support the special population that we serve, along with protecting the general public and everyone that has so generously dedicated their lives to this organization. Doing all we can to maintain a safe and healthy environment and experiences for our participants is our main focus.  Thanks to you all, with these protocols in place, we can continue on that path.

Pitkin County’s Five Commitments To Containment

  • I will maintain 6 feet of distance from anyone not in my household
  • I will wash my hands often
  • I will cover my face in public
  • I will stay home when I am sick
  • I will seek testing immediately and self-report if I experience symptoms

If an employee reports to work sick or gets sick at work:

ISOLATE > PROTECT> HELP > ASK > REINFORCE

  • Isolate the employee immediately
  • Protect the Employee’s Privacy, this is a medical matter
  • Help them figure out how to get home and/or tested without impacting others
  • Ask them to call their doctor to get tested or call Aspen Valley Primary Care at 970-279-4111 if they do not have a doctor
  • Reinforce the Five Commitments of Containment with your employees and participants

Link to the Pitkin County Covid-19 Employer / Employee Guide.

Link to general updated Pitkin County Covid-19 information.

Link to general updated information from the CDC.

Additional contacts:

covid19.pitkincounty.com | 970-429-6186 | Email: businessliaison@pitkincounty.com

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