Given the recent developments of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to provide an update on the measures the Afton Tourism Board is putting into place to keep visitors safe and businesses open. Our thoughts are with all those impacted by COVID-19 as we take the necessary precautions to help slow the spread of the virus.
Tourism plays a critical role in the Star Valley economy and the rise of COVID19 has left the tourism industry with some major concerns:
Is it safe to travel?
If so, are businesses still open?
How have operations changed?
In an effort to buoy up struggling businesses and reduce the negative impacts of COVID19, the Afton Tourism Board has approved the creation of a trail page to encourage safe travel activities that support local businesses. Through the Town of Afton’s tourism website, travelers will be able to find answers to the questions listed above. The council anticipates that travelers will still be able to visit the valley (exclusive of any government closures) and safely support the local economy.
In short, while government regulations permit, Afton Wyoming is still open for business.
Current COVID19 Requirements:
As long as government regulations permit, the public trail system is still open for use. Masks should be used in areas where 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained between individuals. Extra care should be taken when using public facilities, including (but not limited to) bathrooms, public handrails, picnic areas, etc. The use of sanitation wipes and hand sanitizer is encouraged.