Mammoth Mountain and the community of Mammoth Lakes are lucky enough to have visitors travel from all over the world to enjoy our snow and mountains, but thanks to COVID-19 places like Mammoth Lakes have had to shut out the very visitors they rely on.
Fortunately, Mammoth Lakes and the surrounding county have recovered enough to welcome back visitors. Mammoth Lakes hotels and short-term lodging opening doesn’t mean that COVID is no longer a threat though, so to make sure that everyone visiting Mammoth Lakes knows how to do so responsibly we’ve put together a basic list of the most important things to know before booking a hotel or rental in Mammoth Lakes. Check it out below before you’re Mammoth Bound and enjoy your visit to Mammoth Lakes!
Check for The Most Recent Information First
The COVID-19 threat is always dangerous, but how you need to behave to remain safe and prevent the spread depends on the most recent data regarding local and global trends. For that reason, you should always search for the most recent COVID-19 news before you visit Mammoth Lakes. The best place to find up-to-date Mammoth Lakes COVID-19 news is the Mono County Coronavirus Response site and COVID19.CA.GOV. The Mono County site has news on local trends and regulations while the California site has statewide orders that Mammoth Lakes also falls under.
Mammoth Lakes Hotels and Lodges are Open
At the time of this post, Mono County is in the widespread tier of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Under California’s guidance, that means that hotels, lodges, and short-term rentals like Air BnB can open with certain modifications. For example, indoor pools, saunas, and steam rooms in hotels must be closed under the current tier. However, there may also be local ordinances that require other measures to operate. These will all change based on how well COVID-19 is controlled in Mono County, so check for new requirements and ordinances ahead of your visit!
Short-term Rentals May Be Affected
As we mentioned, there could be new local or state requirements that were not in place at the time this was written. However, you also need to be aware of the fact that short-term rental owners, including Air BnB, could have their own COVID procedures and requirements. You may be asked to check-in remotely for example, or you may have to wait a certain amount of time between the last guest for the owner to completely sanitize the rental. The owners of private rentals have more freedom, so check their requirements before you rent and before you arrive.
Other Important Details for Mammoth Lakes Hotels During Covid-19
- Mammoth Lakes is currently in the highest tier for COVID, but lodging is still open. Although short-term rental bans have been put in place before, hotels and lodges are likely to stay open as long as they follow local and state COVID requirements and modify their operations to be compliant.
- We all want Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mountain to stay open and safe for visitors and locals alike. For that reason, it’s on all of us to practice social distancing and wear a mask anytime there is a chance to transmit COVID-19. Please follow all other local orders and participate in outdoor sports by only using your own equipment, washing your hands often, and covering your mouth if you cough or sneeze.
- If you feel any type of symptoms ahead of your trip, then stay home and isolate until you can be tested.