Updated at 12:30 PM, March 14th
With the rapidly developing issues related to the Coronavirus outbreak and the resultant disease COVID-19, we wanted to take a minute and let you know that the Alpenglow Expeditions team is closely monitoring the situation, both domestically and around the world. As always, our first priority is to minimize risk to our guests and employees.
International Program update:
As you may have heard, China has closed the spring Himalayan climbing season in Tibet. This has resulted in the canceling of our 2020 Mt Everest expedition. Additionally, in light of the Level 3 Global Travel Advisory from the US Department of State and the general coronavirus situation, we have postponed all international expeditions through May 31st, 2020. We will continue to closely monitor the situation through updates from the US Department of State, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The World Health Organization (WHO), and local authorities, and post updates to our program as they come in.
Domestic Program update:
At this time, our local programs in Lake Tahoe are also running as planned. The current risk assessment by the CDC indicates the risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 remains low in our region. We will follow all recommendations put forward by Federal, State and local authorities in regard to this virus, and will make necessary changes as the situation warrants. Additionally, we have adopted enhanced cleaning measures at our Squaw Valley offices, and in our business vehicles, as a precautionary step.
We have engaged our Emergency Response Team including Dr. Monica Piris, Alpenglow’s Lead Medical Advisor, to monitor the situation and determine proactive next steps ahead of action by public health authorities. Additionally, we are also closely following the prevention advice from the CDC , and we ask all our guests to do the same. If you are enrolled in an Alpenglow program and think you might be sick, or are worried about getting sick, please reach out to the office prior to arriving for your tour or course.
As this situation evolves, we will post updates to our website and other channels. As always, please feel free to reach out to the Alpenglow office with any questions or concerns at (877) 873-5376, firstname.lastname@example.org.