Covid: FAQs for A Bar A Guests in 2022
June 2022 UPDATE
Our COVID protocols are informed by local, state, and national guidelines, as well as the hospitality industry’s best practices models. They are adaptable and modifiable as circumstances change. We will continue to keep you updated on changes at the Ranch.
Q: Is there anything that we need to do before our arrival at A Bar A?
A: Yes—guests need to provide a signed waiver/release acknowledging our protocols. We also strongly recommend and request that guests take precautions while traveling to the ranch via public transit (i.e., wearing masks), testing before arrival, and vaccination.
Prior to your stay, we will email a link to our Covid Protocols and Waiver/Release to your primary reservation contact.
One to two weeks prior to your arrival, A Bar A will send an email update and call your primary reservation contact to share information about updates and specific details about what to expect while you are here.
Q: What is the Ranch doing related to sanitizing shared equipment and public spaces?
A: Our staff frequently sanitizes high-touch surfaces and shared equipment in workplaces, public spaces, staff housing, and guest accommodations. Airflow in public spaces is enhanced.
Q: Does A Bar A require guests to be vaccinated for Covid before arrival?
A: We strongly recommend that guests be vaccinated before arrival, to the extent recommended by their physician.
Q: Does A Bar A require staff to be vaccinated for Covid?
A: Yes, the majority of our staff are vaccinated (more than 95%; medical, religious, or recent infection exemptions account for the 5% who are not).
Q: Will guests and staff be screened for Covid while at the Ranch?
A: Self-screening for symptoms is expected. By participating in ranch activities and dining, guests certify that they and their children are symptom-free.
Staff members self-check for symptoms before reporting for work. The ranch has three methods of testing for staff members who present symptoms (on-site molecular rapid test, lab-based PCR test, and/or on-site antigen rapid test).
Q: What happens if I develop symptoms of Covid while at the Ranch?
A: You will be asked to take the following steps:
- Isolate from others;
- Report your symptoms to the Ranch Managers or another Ranch employee;
- Take a Covid test as soon as possible.
Q: What happens if I test positive for Covid while at the Ranch?
A: You and your family members who have been in close contact may be asked to re-locate off-site. The A Bar A will assist you with transition travel arrangements and you will be fully refunded for the time/days remaining in your A Bar A reservation.
Q: What happens if I am exposed to Covid while at the Ranch?
A: You will be informed if you are exposed to Covid at the Ranch.
Please contact us for any clarifications or additional questions and stay tuned for updates!
The A Bar A is all about personal connections and taking care of our guests and staff like family. Our top priority remains preserving the A Bar A experience and ensuring health and safety of our guests and staff.
Our protocols for responding to the COVID environment are adaptable to meet changing circumstances and are informed by CDC guidelines and hospitality best practices. They include facilities adjustments like outdoor dining expansion and indoor airflow improvements. We’ve also made program changes to reduce crowding and waiting in lines, and dining adjustments to eliminate breakfast and lunch self-service buffets. Our cleaning protocols have been enhanced, taking advantage of new tools and technologies.
As always, we are here to connect with you personally and meet your family’s needs. We encourage you to contact us any time with questions: email@example.com or 307-327-5454.
We are fortunate that our beautiful outdoor setting remains at the heart of Ranch activities. Our core mission remains the same: to create opportunities for people to make deep connections with themselves, with others, and with the land in an authentic western setting.
Thank you for your understanding and support; we look forward to welcoming you again soon on the banks of the North Platte River!
Yours from Wyoming,
Lissa and Justin Howe and the entire A Bar A team