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On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed COVID-19 as a pandemic. This is a rapidly evolving situation and there are ongoing investigations with more information available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC). The Government of Canada through the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and other organizations continues to work closely with its international partners, including WHO & CDC, to reduce risks to Canadians and the global community.

We are closely monitoring these agencies regarding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to following the policies as set out by the federal, provincial and local health departments. Our thoughts are with all those around the world that have been affected by COVID-19. The well-being of our guests, staff, business associates, families and communities is of paramount concern to us. We encourage everyone to avoid unnecessary travel and take every precaution during this pandemic.

As an essential business, we remain open and our hotels continue to address the fluid situation manifesting itself around the COVID-19 outbreak and take precautions to keep everyone safe. As a company, we can assure you that we are taking every precaution and acting with the utmost care and consideration. “We’re all INN this together”

Below are some steps we’re taking to help mitigate the risks:

  • We have formed a COVID-19 Response Team and meet with teams at each of our properties to provide around the clock assistance.
  • Our teams are assessing the situation on an ongoing basis to ensure proper updated protocols are put in place.
  • Our hotels have been provided detailed information and instructions and are communicated with regularly by COVID-19 Response Team.
  • Staff are monitored and communicated with regularly with additional training provided on all updated policies as needed.
  • We have increased the frequency of cleaning and continue the use of hospital-grade disinfectant.
  • Staff cleanliness includes washing hands regularly with soap and water and only using hand sanitizer and gloves as appropriate following recommended protocols.
  • Hotels are reporting all issues, and consulting with us in their responses
  • We are consulting with outside agencies and sharing best practices as needed.
  • Our entire company has cancelled staff functions, social gatherings and promotional events until further notice.
  • Our hotels are postponing or cancelling large group bookings and functions.
  • Our hotels have adjusted food and beverage service or shut down  facilities.
  • Our hotels have shut down most amenities such as pools and spas and are monitoring other recommendations being made.
  • We are advising all hotels to follow the highest standards as they are being released to address all potential risks.
  • We have shut down restaurant services and offered take out/groceries wherever possible.
  • We are shutting down a couple of our hotels, which we considered non-essential.
  • The team is accessing all potential risks with preparations to act in emergency situations as required.
  • Staff health is monitored carefully, with new policies communicated regularly. 
  • People cannot lose their jobs for getting sick or having to go into quarantine.
  • We are creating opportunities for staff to work from home wherever possible.
  • We are providing staff with information on government financial assistance that might be available to them.
  • Establishing an emergency relief fund to ensure additional support is available according to the terms outlined in the fund.
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  • Staff required to wear masks, gloves as needed & regularly wash hands
  • Regularly sanitizing high-traffic areas & all guest touch points
  • Plexi-glass barriers installed at front desk
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Gloves and Masks made available to all staff
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Re-Opened restaurants under strict Health & Safety guidelines
  • Re-Opened pools under strict Health & Safety guidelines
  • Made masks mandatory for all staff throughout all hotels
  • Became Safe Travels Certified by World Travel & Tourism Council

These are current emergency health policies we have adopted:

  • Any staff or guest that have returned or are arriving from outside of Canada are to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Staff and guests are to self-isolate if they or a family member have been in contact with international travellers or anyone infected with COVID-19.
  • If anyone or any immediate family member is not feeling well, they are to immediately self-isolate until assessment is complete.
  • All cases of sickness must be reported, and they must receive proper clearance before returning to hotel.
  • Any staff member or guest with COVID-19 symptoms, must self-isolate, report their condition immediately, and people they have been in contact with.
  • We will quarantine any room if someone is suspected of having symptom minimum 72hrs.
  • We have hospital grade UV light to COVID disinfect any such room before put back in service.

Our hotels have made changes to their booking policies to offer our guests added comfort and protection.

  • All reservations can be changed or cancelled at no charge, if confirmed a minimum of 48 hours before a scheduled arrival.
  • Cancellation charges will be waived for quarantine or treatment related cancellation, if confirmed prior to the time of arrival.
  • Our Hotels each offer additional incentives or terms, please contact them directly to learn more
  • If a travel site was used to make a reservation they will need to be contacted directly for changes.
  • Reservations made directly with us can be changed by contacting each hotel directly.
  • Contact Information for all of the hotels is provided below.

Guests please be advised of the following policies to help reduce the spread of Covid.

  • The CDC released new guidelines in early April regarding the use of face coverings and masks.
  • As of August MASKS ARE BECOMING MANDATORY in many public areas in our provinces. 
  • Please visit links for information specific to your travel destinations.
  • We recommend a Covid Safety Kit when travelling; disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, disposable gloves and masks.
  • A mask is not guaranteed to protect, always maintain physical distance of two metres.
  • Surfaces can spread Covid-19, the virus can live for a few days on surfaces you may touch.
  • Use hand sanitizer before and after touching surfaces in public places.
  • Don’t touch your face without thoroughly washing your hands.

Resources for COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 News Feed

COVID and flu markers continue downward trends

The more transmissible XBB.1.5 Omicron subvariant continues to gain ground in all US regions.

GAO to HHS: Learn from COVID mistakes in replacing drug-manufacturing program

The Centers for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing had difficulty reliably producing larger drug product amounts.

Two-dose COVID vaccine efficacy durable against severe Omicron but drops in elderly

Overall 2-dose protection against Omicron-related hospitalization or death remained above 70% for at least 6 months.

COVID vaccine uptake low among older people, especially in poorer nations

The global vaccination rate in 2022 for people older than 60 was 76%, but it was only 33% in low-income countries.

VA drug formulary may have limited dispensing of the futile COVID treatment ivermectin

Retail-pharmacy (non-VA) dispensing of the unproven COVID-19 treatment "potentially harmed patients while resulting in wasteful insurer spending."

Global COVID-19 cases down, but deaths on the rise

COVID-19 cases have declined 78% worldwide over the past 28 days, but deaths rose 65% over the same period, the WHO says.

Deer harbor out-of-circulation SARS-CoV-2 strains, study finds

Scientists have identified the Alpha, Gamma, and Delta variants in white-tailed deer well after they caused widespread COVID-19 in people.

Biden administration to wind down COVID emergencies in May

The change won't immediately impact vaccine or treatment access or FDA emergency use status.

Pandemic meta-analysis: Kids still a third of a school year behind

Deficits were more pronounced in math than in reading, and economically disadvantaged kids fared worse.

Twice-weekly rapid COVID tests may be better than infrequent PCR

Despite PCR's higher sensitivity, frequent testing with rapid antigen tests can top their performance, a study of pro soccer players finds.

Studies: COVID vaccine boosters lower risk of death in adults, ED visits in kids

Boosters lower the risk of death among adults more than 90% and increase protection against severe disease in children aged 5 to 11 years by 77%, new data reveal.

Report highlights the occurrence of beta-lactamase resistance genes in US hospitals

A 5-year study of US hospital data illustrates trends in E coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates carrying beta-lactamase antibiotic resistance genes.

Studies estimate COVID and all-cause deaths in youth, pregnancy

Among children, COVID-19 was the eighth-leading cause of death from any cause and first in deaths caused by infectious or respiratory disease.

WHO: COVID still an emergency, but at 'inflection point'

Deaths and struggling health systems are among ongoing concerns, and the group will likely meet again in 3 months to reassess developments.

Trial data support antibiotic audit and feedback in COVID patients

A randomized trial in Canada finds that COVID-19 patients in the audit and feedback group had lower antibiotic use but similar outcomes to patients treated with standard of care.

COVID bivalent booster appears to offer added benefits against Omicron

The bivalent booster offered additional benefits against symptomatic infection and severe illness, 3 new studies show.

Flu continues hasty retreat in US; COVID, RSV markers fall

In another COVID development, the FDA pulled its EUA for Evusheld, the last available monoclonal antibody treatment, due to weak activity against the newer circulating subvariants.

COVID vaccine-boosted nursing home residents at 23% to 33% lower risk of infection

Residents not up to date on recommended COVID-19 vaccines were at a 30% to 50% higher risk for infection.

Rate of Americans reporting long-COVID symptoms declining

Data show the share of Americans reporting long COVID has dropped over the past 6 months, while another study suggests vaccination may contribute to lower levels of long COVID.

FDA panel recommends move toward streamlined COVID vaccine approach

FDA advisers recommend offering just the newer bivalent versions of the vaccine for both primary and booster series.

Contact Information

We are all here to help, if have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us! If you need to adjust reservations made please contact the hotel directly. If you need to adjust reservations made through another travel site, you will need to contact them for assistance.

  • Jasper Inn & Suites
  • https://www.jasperinn.com
  • 98 Geikie St; Jasper AB T0E 1E0
  • Ph. 1-780-852-4461 Toll Free: 1-800-661-1933
  • reservations@jasperinn.com
  • Canmore Inn & suites
  • http://www.canmoreinn.com
  • 1402 Bow Valley Trail; Canmore AB T1W 1N5
  • Ph. 1-403-609-4656 Toll Free: 1.888.678.4656
  • info@canmoreinn.com
  • Canmore Rocky Mountain Inn
  • http://www.canmorerockymountaininn.com
  • 1719 Bow Valley Trail; Canmore, AB T1W 1L7
  • Ph. 1-403-678-5221 Toll Free: 1-800-268-0935
  • info@CanmoreRockyMountainInn.com
  • Copper Point Resort
  • https://www.copperpointresort.com/
  • 760 Cooper Rd, Invermere BC V0A 1K2
  • Ph. 1-250-341-4000 Toll Free: 1-855-926-7737
  • info@copperpointresort.com
  • Invermere Inn & Suites
  • https://invermereinn.com/
  • 1310-7th Ave, Box 1080, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0
  • Ph. 1-250-342-9246 Toll Free: 1-800-661-8911
  • info@invermereinn.com
  • Terracana Ranch Resort
  • http://www.terracana.com
  • 12155 Hwy 16, Valemount, BC V0E 2Z0
  • Ph. 1-250-968-4304 Toll Free: 1-866-968-4304
  • resort@terracana.com
  • Grande Cache Inn & Suites
  • http://www.grandecacheinn.com/
  • 9901 1000 St; Grande Cache, AB T0E 0Y0
  • Ph. 1-780-827-3303
  • info@grandecacheinn.com
  • Sunrise Inn & Suites
  • http://www.bwsunriseinnhotel.com/
  • 3101 43rd Avenue; Stony Plain, Alberta T7Z 1L1
  • Ph. 780-968-1716 Toll Free: 1-800-780-7234
  • frontdesk@bestwesternstonyplain.com
  • Stony Plain Hotel & suites
  • http://www.stonyplainramada.com
  • 3301 43rd Avenue; Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1L1
  • Ph. 1-780-963-0222 Toll Free: 1-800-854-9517
  • info@stonyplainramada.com
  • The Suites Red Deer
  • https://thesuitescanada.com/
  • 439 Memorial Parkway; Red Deer, AB T4E 1Z8
  • Ph. 1-587-802-0335 Toll Free: 1-877-213-7042
  • info@thesuitesreddeer.com