After a year of lockdowns and travel restrictions most people’s need to travel has never been stronger, and the town of Mammoth Lakes has never wanted to welcome back visitors more than now. With confirmed COVID-19 cases and positivity rates rising all over the country though, it’s becoming more and more difficult to say if you can travel and what to expect when you do.
Where you’ll stay and how you’ll do it is one of the most important parts of any trip, so to help take away some of the uncertainty we’ve made a short guide for what you need to know about Mammoth Lakes Hotels and COVID-19 below. Check it out and stop by ASO Mammoth during your visit for the best ski and snowboard rentals in Mammoth Lakes!
The Most Important Thing to Know
We’re always learning more about COVID and the best way to protect people from it, so make sure you check for the most up to date local and state COVID-19 information before visiting Mammoth Lakes. For local information, check the Mono County Coronavirus Response site. For information on state COVID guidelines and restrictions, check COVID19.CA.GOV.
Mammoth Mountain’s Current Lodging Status and What it Means
When you go to COVID19.CA.GOV’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy and enter Mono County, you’ll see a risk level for Mammoth Lakes. At the time of this journal, Mono county is listed in the substantial category. For hotels, that means that they can remain open with modifications such as fitness centers only opening to 10% capacity and closing indoor pools, hot tubs, saunas, and steam rooms.
Mono county’s status will change as the number of cases and percentage of positive tests does. As the status changes, so will Mammoth Lakes hotels COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines. Make sure you check both the Mono County Coronavirus Response site and COVID19.CA.GOV to be in the know for your trip to Mammoth Lakes!
Short-term Rentals May Be Affected
Short-term rentals like what you would find on Air BnB may be affected by COVID-19 depending on the owner. California is currently recommending that short-term rental owners implement remote check-ins, leave the rental vacant for 24 to 72 hours after a guest departs, and use strong cleaners and air filters to sanitize after a guest checks out. These guidelines could affect rental availability, so plan ahead if you’re staying in a short-term rental!
Other Key Information
Although it’s always possible that Mammoth Lakes’ COVID-19 response changes as conditions do, there is other key information below that will remain constant.
- Out of California’s four classifications for a county, even the most severe does not call for closing hotels and short-term rentals. Hotels and short-term rentals will be allowed to stay open as long as they modify their operations to be compliant with state and county orders.
- If you do visit for recreational purposes, you must do so responsibly. That means not sharing equipment such as bikes and other gear, maintaining at least six feet of distance, wearing a mask or face covering, avoiding group gatherings, washing your hands often, and covering your mouth if you sneeze or cough.
- If you feel any type of symptoms ahead of your trip, then stay home! Mono county’s hospitals are designed to treat the local permanent population. As a result, they can be overwhelmed of there is a surge of COVID cases. It is important that everyone visiting Mammoth Lakes does everything possible to prevent spreading COVID-19 in the community.
If you’re visiting Mammoth Lakes, please do so responsibly and check the current COVID-19 conditions and guidelines ahead of your visit so that you and those around you can remain safe.