COVID-19 outbreak at Colorado ski area

Skier at Winter Park
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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has discovered an outbreak at Winter Park Resort and they released the information Wednesday during its weekly outbreak summary. The outbreak was detected in January and seems to be only among employees. "It has been determined that these cases have not been traced back to transmission through interaction with visitors but, rather, from social gatherings outside of the workplace and congregate housing," Grand County, Colorado, officials said Monday in a joint statement with Winter Park Resort. As of Wednesday they were reporting a total of 109 infections. According to CDPHE officials this is the largest COVID outbreak at a ski resort so far this ski season. Some visitors have reported that mask wearing has not been being strictly enforced at the resort.