For residents and visitors to the Village of Taos Ski Valley, we have been monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation and have taken precautions in accordance with the New Mexico Department of Health and the emergency declaration by Governor Lujan Grisham. We have taken the recommended measures to minimize the risk of contraction and safeguard the health and safety of the staff, residents and visitors in our Village.
Some of the measures so far are ensuring that our Staff has the right equipment and protection to carry out the critical tasks of keeping essential services available. Preparations for Administrative staff to work remotely and limiting the hours required in the office are in the works. This may eventually mean that we have shorter hours but we won’t do that without first letting you know and giving those of you that depend on deliveries another option.
We rely on our partners in the Valley to keep us up to date with their plans for operation so that we can support the safest most enjoyable experience for our visitors and residents. We anticipate announcements from the ski resort operations and area hotels and will aid in making the business decisions a success. We also are in coordination with our County Office of Emergency Management and other entities in the county and the state to be sure we are in step to address an emergency situation.
Remember that we can help make the evolving COVID -19, situation pass by considering what we can do to reduce opportunities for infection by following these recommendations:
- Stay home when you are sick and limit close contact with other people except for the medical care that you need.
• Cover your cough and sneezes to reduce the spread of infectious droplets and wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60% to 95% alcohol.
• Clean “high touch” surfaces daily with regular household cleaners.
• Avoid sharing personal household items.
• If you are sick, still wash your hands frequently when you are in places where there may be other sick people and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.