Beginning noon Friday, March 13, 2020, Orient Land Trust—Valley View Hot Springs has closed to the public due to the COVID-19 virus. We are being proactive to protect our community and staff.
- Our hot springs water sources are natural springs.
- The pools and ponds have no added chemical disinfection.
- Our kitchens and bathrooms are communal spaces.
The Governor of Colorado has declared a state of emergency and cases in Colorado and the United States have the potential to grow exponentially. We encourage everyone to follow the recommendations addressing the spread of the virus that include social distancing. Closing the hot springs is a logical early step we take in our efforts to protect everyone.
We wish everyone a safe and healthy future. We are canceling all reservations through March. We will closely watch the developments. We will provide updates as we have more information, including being able to re-open when the danger to public health has passed.
Take everyday actions to protect yourself and those you love
There are effective ways to reduce the risk to yourself and the people you care about.
Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, or use your inner elbow or sleeve.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Stay home if you’re sick, and keep your children home if they are sick.
Clean surfaces in your home, and personal items such as cell phones, using regular household products.
Be calm and prepared.
- Colorado Guidance for Personal / Outdoor Recreation
CDPHE Environmental Cleaning Guidance for COVID-19 - English | Spanish | Simplified Chinese | Vietnamese
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CDC: Coronavirus and Travel in the United States
CDPHE: Information on the Outbreak of COVID-19
CDPHE: Coronavirus Guidance and Information
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