• Sunrise Staffer

COVID-19 UPDATE & FAQ

Updated 6-19-2020




OPERATIONS UPDATES | COVID-19

We have been closely monitoring our local community's COVID-19 cases and meeting with state and Tribal authorities. While Arizona has been in a phased re-opening, Sunrise Park Resort has been cautiously on hold - positive cases have spiked dramatically. We must at least see a leveling off before we can consider getting back to normal operations.


Early summer events have been cancelled while we wait this out - Aravaipa's Steep Camp Ultramarathon, Sunrise Mountain Pow Wow and the Sunrise 3D Shootout & Fireworks Event are all postponed until summer of 2021.


For now our mountain bike race events are still on schedule - the MBAA Enduro on September 19 & 20, and the Trail Party Gravity Race on September 26.


We are hopeful that the virus will play out sooner than later. Once things improve and we get confirmation of lifted restrictions we will post here and on our social media and get summer cranking up!


**Please check back on this page for our most updated information**



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long will you be closed?


The opening date for Sunrise Park Resort is now ON HOLD. Sunrise Park Resort and Sunrise Park Lodge will be closed until further notice, and we will constantly monitor the situation in our community to work out when reopening is feasible.


Can I hike up the mountain, go fishing or kayaking while it is closed?


We are not permitting uphill traffic of any kind on any of our three peaks or allowing access through the entry gate for hiking, fishing or lake activities as we continue to maintain the safety of our mountains and facilities.


Sunrise Park Lodge is also on lock down and no rooms or cabins will be available to book until this crisis has passed. No hiking on the hotel or resort properties will be permitted. No fishing, kayaking or water sports are permitted at Sunrise Lake, Lake Ono or other Fort Apache Indian Reservation parks or lakes. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


What about your employees, how are you assisting them in this difficult time?


Sunrise Park Resort could not run without the hard work and dedication of our employees. With the well-being of our employees in mind, all staff is on mandatory quarantine until further notice.


Are there any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the area?


Update 6-19-20: Sunrise Park Resort is located in Apache County, which has reported 1,422 confirmed cases, and neighboring Navajo County has reported 2,928 confirmed cases. This is continually changing, which is why we are in frequent contact with health officials in both Apache and Navajo counties, to stay informed of any new developments, especially those that could affect our community.


We expect that the status of Coronavirus to continue evolving, and will adjust our operations accordingly. View accurate updates on the status of Coronavirus in our area, Apache County, here.


We will continue to monitor the latest information and recommendations from the CDC. We encourage our guests, staff, and community to stay up-to-date as well at www.cdc.gov/Coronavirus.


For the latest news check our News Feed regularly.



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