Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) has updated their COVID policy in the wake of the province’s easing of public health orders, and have mostly followed suit with the government announcement.
On Thursday (March 10), provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix announced at a press conference that B.C. residents will no longer be required to wear masks in public indoor spaces as of Friday (March 11), and that the vaccine card program will be concluding on April 8.
Matt Mosteller, vice president of RCR, forwarded a news release to The Free Press on Friday morning stating that their B.C. resorts have updated their covid safety protocols.
Effective March 11, masks will no longer be mandatory inside their indoor public spaces. Masks will also no longer be required while in lift lines or while riding lifts, though the RCR still recommends their guests wear masks in those situations.
Proof of vaccination will continue to be required to enter their indoor public facilities until April 8, “at which point in time, if the proposed BC Government COVID Regulation Relaxation Orders occur, we will follow Government Restriction Adjustments regarding this protocol and will end the Passport (QR Code) requirements for entrance to indoor facilities at our BC Resorts.”
However, the release goes on to state: “Proof of Vaccination (QR Codes) will continue to be required in order to ski and ride at RCR’s BC Resorts.”
“Please continue to observe the BC Vaccine Card and be courteous and kind to all those in resort who may wish to continue to wear a mask indoors and outdoors. Please note that we may make changes and or updates as the situation and or Govt updates warrant and please check website for most up to date information.”
“On behalf of Resorts of the Canadian Rockies and all of our team members at our ski resorts of Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, we would like to thank all of our guests for following safety protocols that have been in place. We are making updates in accordance with public health orders, internal safety guidelines, and industry best practices.”
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