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Royal Gorge Route Railroad reports 3 employees test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 9:37 AM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 11:37:14-05

CANON CITY — Three staff members with the Royal Gorge Route Railroad have tested positive for COVID-19 in November, according to a release.

The railroad said anyone who visited on Nov. 18, 19 and 20 may have been exposed and are advised to reach out to their local health department for testing and guidance.

"We strive to keep everyone safe and healthy, and we aim for zero transmission,” said Mark Greksa, owner of the train, in a release. “We are proud of our staff and grateful to our guests for following COVID guidelines. There are inherent risks in riding our train and in life -- we will continue to do our very best to follow and continuously improve upon our safety protocols.”

The Royal Gorge Route reopened in mid-May and has been operating at 25% capacity under certain COVID-19 protocols, such as employee temperature checks, parties distanced six-feet apart or more inside train cars and sanitization.

"The Royal Gorge Route Railroad is working in partnership with the Fremont County Department of Public Health to review its COVID prevention procedures and enhance them wherever possible. The train remains on its published schedule and is running daily," the release stated.

As of Tuesday's data on the Fremont County Health Department, the county has 2,821 total cases with 1,132 community cases.
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