COVID-19 Info

The State of Colorado uses a dial framework to standardize different levels of “openness” at the county level. The dial framework has five levels to guide county response to COVID-19. Counties move back and forth depending on the number of new cases, percent positivity of COVID tests, and impact on hospitals and local considerations. You can view the current La Plata County COVID-19 status by clicking here.

Operating during the COVID-19 pandemic is a fluid situation. Our policies and procedures are subject to change with recommendations from local and state public health officials. We are committed to communicating the most up to date information with you prior to your arrival to ASA.

COVID-19 Precautions in ASA’s Program

In order to keep everyone as safe as we possibly can during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have added some additional precautions to our daily operating plan, including:

  1. Symptom Screening: Symptom screening will be required prior to entry to the ASA building. Please complete the symptom screening form within two hours of your arrival to the building, each day of your lesson. In order to protect the health and safety of everyone at ASA, if you have a fever of >100 or answer yes to any of the questions, you will not be allowed in the building. If this is the case, please stay home and notify us as soon as possible by calling the program office at 970-385-2163.

  2.  Limited Building Access: The ASA building will be open for students to arrive at 9:45 AM. To prevent people from congregating in the building unnecessarily, we will not allow students to enter the building until 9:45 AM.  

  3. Masks Required: Masks are required. Anyone entering the ASA building is required to wear a mask. Students will also be required to wear a mask while on a lesson when they are less than 6 feet away from their instructor/s. We ask that our students bring AT LEAST one backup mask for their lesson, as masks tend to get wet while out on the snow and lose their efficacy at preventing transmission. For guidelines on appropriate masks and mask use, please refer to the CDC recommendations.

  4. Participant Mask Management: Students will be required to manage their masks and activities of daily living OR a caregiver will be required to attend the lesson (including on snow). Please be prepared for a staff member to ask you/your student to demonstrate putting a mask on and taking the mask off if a caregiver is not planning to ski along on the lesson.

  5. No Building Access at Lunch: The ASA building will be closed from 12:00 – 1:00 for lunch and cleaning. In an effort to have everyone wearing masks at all times, there will be no lunch or snacking in the ASA building this season. Please plan on lessons breaking and the building being closed at 12:00 sharp, so we can complete a midday cleaning of the building during this time. It’s the year of the tailgate!

  6. Info on Tranfers: If you/the student requires assistance with transfers, please notify the program staff/office prior to your lesson by calling 970-385-2163 or emailing, if you have not discussed this with them already.

  7. Limited Participant Guests: Only one person will be allowed to accompany each student in the ASA building. Please plan accordingly, and if you see an issue with this, please contact the program office to discuss other options at 970-385-2163,

  8. ASA reserves the right to cancel any lesson at any time. Should this happen, we will make attempts to contact you as soon as possible. 

For more info…

For a list of COVID-related FAQs pertaining to the ASA program, please click here.

If you would like to view the complete ASA COVID-19 standard operating procedures, please contact our office and we would be happy to share them with you.

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