November 9, 2020
Let us continue the conversation with you this way. This just in...
A request for help from Intermountain Healthcare nurses, doctors, and caregivers
A personal ask to help us slow the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 threatens the health of our community. Supporting everyone’s health takes everyone’s effort.
Healthcare is a limited resource.
Case counts and hospitalizations are growing at a rapid pace across most counties in Utah, ICUs are nearing capacity, and Utah healthcare providers will be unable to care for people if this surge continues. To protect our hospitals and healthcare resources, on November 8, 2020 Utah Governor Gary Herbert declared a new state of emergency asking for the help of all residents to stop the spread of COVID-19. The state is now mandating:
- Masks in public until further notice
- No casual social gatherings with individuals outside of one's own household, until November 23, 2020
- No youth and high school extracurricular activities, including athletic and intramural events, until November 23, 2020
- Students enrolled at public and private colleges and universities, who either live on campus or attend at least one in-person class per week, to be tested for COVID-19 weekly (starting soon)
These measures can help lower the number of case counts and allow us to have enough healthcare resources (ex: hospital beds staffed by trained clinicians, ventilators and other life-saving equipment) to support everyone who needs healthcare.
What does this mean for your visit? There is still a safe and restorative time to be had, with continued care. Specifically:
1) Whenever inside 2 Cranes common areas, masks are mandatory for everyone (exceptions for "whole house" rentals for same-household groups).
2) While outdoors within the State of Utah, including within Zion National Park, masks are required whenever 6 feet or more social distancing is not possible. And of course,
3) wash hands often.
Zion National Park has remained reopened with increasing access since May 13, 2020. Park shuttle service up Zion Canyon resumed as of July 1, 2020, with modifications to allow for social distancing to protect both drivers and visitors. Please stay informed (www.nps.gov/zion/) and we will do our best to help you make the best of your time in the area while Zion Natl park works to maintain safety protocols.
As a host, rest assured that the health and safety of our guests, staff, and communities is always our top priority - before, during and after your travel. Within this context, our updated policies ask that all guests maintain conscientious and scientifically established social distancing practices to address continued concerns regarding COVID-19.
Additionally, 2 Cranes Inn – Zion continues to maintain or exceed state and several other industry guidelines. We continue to follow our enhanced protocols which are based on recommendations made by the CDC and state and local public health officials for hotel and lodging businesses. These include but are not limited to:
A temporary moratorium on the shared use of our beloved communal kitchen continues. However, to help make up for this we have added personal, in-room electric kettle set-ups with coffee and teas, as well as expanded in-room work spaces, should you be working remotely while visiting. (Prudent refrigerator and microwave guest use in the kitchen is also permitted.) We have also established exciting new partnerships with some outstanding local eateries we know you will enjoy. (See our new BREAKFAST tab on our booking page.) Should you book the entire property, the kitchen can be made available for you, under advanced arrangement.
We have all learned to stay fluid with our plans and expectations, so please keep yourselves updated on matters that may impact your plans and health, and please notify us accordingly. We will do our best to keep you up to date if anything stated here significantly changes.
If you should need to cancel your existing reservations, rather than requesting a full refund (our standard policy), we are asking guests to consider leaving their reservation deposit in place as a non-expiring future deposit or transferable gift certificate if at all possible, which will significantly help a small business like ours at this time. We absolutely hope to see you all in the future!
We are all in this together.
Please stay kind (Wear a mask.)
Please stay well. (Wear a mask.)
Lisa and Lizette