Friday, March 13th, 2020

Closed to Guests Due to COVID-19

Mitigating a Pandemic Mitigating a Pandemic Adapted from CDC

Beginning noon Friday, March 13, 2020, Orient Land Trust—Valley View Hot Springs has closed to the public due to the COVID-19 virus.  We are being proactive to protect our community and staff. 

Relevant details:

  • Our hot springs water sources are natural springs. 
  • The pools and ponds have no added chemical disinfection. 
  • Our kitchens and bathrooms are communal spaces.

The Governor of Colorado has declared a state of emergency and cases in Colorado and the United States have the potential to grow exponentially. We encourage everyone to follow the recommendations addressing the spread of the virus that include social distancing. Closing the hot springs is a logical early step we take in our efforts to protect everyone. 

We wish everyone a safe and healthy future.  We are canceling all reservations through March. We will closely watch the developments. We will provide updates as we have more information, including being able to re-open when the danger to public health has passed.

www.olt.org


Take everyday actions to protect yourself and those you love

  • There are effective ways to reduce the risk to yourself and the people you care about.

    • Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

    • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, or use your inner elbow or sleeve.

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

    • Stay home if you’re sick, and keep your children home if they are sick.

    • Clean surfaces in your home, and personal items such as cell phones, using regular household products.

  • Be calm and prepared.

  • ​People who are not sick do not need face masks to protect themselves from respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. Ill people should wear a mask to protect family members or in any scenario where needed to prevent the spread of germs. [SEE UPDATED GUIDANCE 4/4/2020]

source: CDPHE

 

RESOURCES

CDC: Coronavirus and Travel in the United States

CDPHE: Information on the Outbreak of COVID-19
CDPHE: Coronavirus Guidance and Information
CO HELP Hotline:
    303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911
Local Resources (Colorado): 
   Call 2-11 or (866) 760-6489     

   Text your ZIP CODE to 898-211

NMDOH: Coronavirus Guidance and Information
1-855-600-3453

Saguache County: Resource Information Updates

 

WAYS TO HELP

Help Colorado Now

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Last modified on Monday, 27 April 2020 20:45

Orient Land Trust is a nonprofit land trust
dedicated to the preservation of Valley View Hot Springs (VVHS) and its viewshed—
including natural and biologic resources, agricultural lands, wildlife habitat,
open space, and historic and geologic features of the northern San Luis Valley—
for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.