Working in the time of COVID

We started our summer job a few weeks ago.  We work at the same campground as last year.  This year is quite different though.  To have proper social distancing, we have 4 people working on a shift instead of 5.  There are barriers on our windows and in between workers.  We must sanitize our stations in between shifts and the office every two hours.  We all get our temperature checked at the beginning of each workday.

It seems that visitors are not prepared for the changes put in place to keep them and us safe. We must wear a face covering while working.  Most of the guests are not wearing masks when they come to check in.  Most are not following safe social distancing even though there are signs.

From the news, it seems the number of cases is continuing to increase in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.  One contractor working in the park has tested positive thus far.  He worked on the construction crew in another part of the park.  Thus far that has been the only positive employee in the park.  We spend most of our time visiting less traveled parts of the park or we get up early so that we can visit an area before the crowds descend. 

We are fine.  We stay in our little bubble.  We were masks whenever we are in public. We are enjoying our down time. One thing that we have noticed is that we are less connectivity.  We are not getting any signal except at Canyon.  This means we won’t be able to answer questions until we are in that part of the park. We don’t know how the summer will progress but for now we are good.

Update July 8: The day this article posted our company updated the policy so that all guests must wear a mask to receive service. So far most guest comply without incident.

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