BLANKET CHALET COVID19
Updated Nov 2020
SUMMARY OF PROGRAM
see in depth plan below
Trips to the Blanket Glacier Chalet are Avalanche Skills Training and Educational Backcountry Touring Camps. Each trip starts with avalanche rescue practice, and the subsequent days focus on best terrain practices, group decision-making techniques and communication in the backcountry.
PRIOR TO TRIP
- Guests are asked to self-isolate and report any symptoms or connections to COVID to CAPOW for 2 weeks prior to the trip
- Agreement to follow CDC guidelines prior to trip
- Standard COVID exposure declaration signed
- If any of the above points are not met, individuals will not be allowed to join trip
- Ask that guests travel with their pod
- Ask Guests to minimize their exposure if staying in town and follow current CDC guidelines.
- Must wear a mask at all times outside of car
- No gathering in groups – at least 2 meters distance at all times
- Guests are grouped according to social pods and family
- All guests’ temperature and pulse oximeter readings are taken and recorded
- Helicopter Operator protocols will be followed around the helicopter.
- The kitchen, food room, and staff quarters are off-limits to guests
- Guests and staff are required to wear masks at all times unless eating
- Restricted areas to reduce number size.
- Indoor spaces cleaned often and frequently, adhering to the recommended CDC cleaning practices
- Guest and staff temperature and oximeter reading taken every morning
- Daily symptom documentation
- Temp and pulse oximeter reading and recording each morning (both guests and staff)
- All guests must follow Dining Safety COVID Protocols
- No more than 6 people seated at a table at a time
- Guests must eat at their assigned seat throughout the duration of their stay
- All guests must wear their masks while not seated and eating
- Guests may not drink alcohol after 10 PM
- Mask must be worn when moving about the chalet
- Mask can be removed once the door is closed or the curtain is pulled.
- Teeth brushing only in the washroom and one at a time.
- Additional handwashing stations and sanitizer stations provided throughout the lodge
- Lodge thoroughly cleaned after guests depart every day according to CDC cleaning protocol
- All guests must be 2 meters apart when stationary and listening to the guide for instructions or training
- All staff must be at least 2 meters away from guests at all times
- If staff and guests cannot adhere to at least 2 meters of spacing, a mask must be worn
COVID SYMPTOMS WHILE ON TRIP
If guest(s) develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or a high temperature has been recorded:
- Individuals isolate immediately.
- Staff will contact the duty officer in Revelstoke and call 8-1-1 to talk to a medical professional.
- Capow staff will assess the best course of action for evacuation.
- If an individual is unfit to drive their own vehicle, transportation from the ambulance will be arranged.
Heli Evacuation procedures:
- Guest(s) with symptoms must wear PPE at all times, people handling guests must also wear PPE
- Guest(s) will fly out with all personal belongings brought up.
- Guest(s) will be brought to the farm/ to their vehicle
- Based on conversations from 8-1-1 call, guests will follow guidelines for testing, hospital care or quarantining.
- If the remaining group is considered connected with an individual with COVID symptoms it may be decided that everyone at the lodge must be flown out. In this case they must travel home, get tested and quarantine depending on current guidelines.