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COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY PLAN + VACCINE REQUIREMENTS

Vaccine requirements + Health & Safety information

To our valued guests,

As a result of provincial COVID-19 measures in Alberta, as of September 20, 2021 – and continuing into 2022 – the Jasper Planetarium is implementing Alberta’s Restrictions Exemption Program.

Under the Restrictions Exemption Program, we require guests aged 12 and over to show one of the following before participating in any of our tours:

* proof of full vaccination for Alberta residents (to be valid, your Alberta proof of vaccination MUST have a QR code on it. For more details, please see https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx )
* a vaccine record issued by another province or territory outside of Alberta
* completed information from the ArriveCan app (for international travelers)
* proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of service (tests from AHS or Alberta Precision Laboratories not allowed)
* proof of a valid medical exemption
* First Nations immunization record
* a Canadian Armed Forces vaccine record

Furthermore, we are continuing to take measures to protect the health and well-being of our staff and guests. Please see below for more details…

• 100% of our staff are fully-vaccinated (most of our staff have also had a booster shot)

• per the policies of our main host location Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge / Accor Hotels, all of our staff will continue to wear masks and undergo daily health questionnaires and temperature-checks

• our staff are also required to wear N95 or KN95 masks

• we continue require guests to wear face masks at the planetarium WE ENCOURAGE ALL GUESTS TO BRING THEIR OWN FACE MASKS – however, we and our main partner Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge will also have free disposable masks available on-site

• objects that would normally be touched by guests (props during planetarium experiences, meteorites and other objects during hands-on experiences) have been revised to prevent direct contact but still enjoy the experience to the fullest extent possible (in some cases, this involves putting on disposable gloves before handling any hands-on displays)

• planetarium seating will be distanced and will be disinfected between time-slots

• our Telescope tours will be partially ‘touchless’: we will use video-based telescopes as our primary observing tool (so guests never have to put their face up to a telescope eyepiece – instead, live telescope views will appear on 4K TV screens) AND we are more recently adding back in optical telescopes (where you can look directly through the glass eyepiece into space) in limited amounts (telescope eyepieces will be disinfected at the end of each day)

• in any cases where binoculars are used, they will be disinfected after each use

For more on the measures in-place on-site at our main host location Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge – a member of the Accor hotel group – please see the web site for Accor’s ALL Stay Well Program https://www.allstaywell.com/

For our other locations (Pyramid Lake Resort, etc…) we are also following the Restrictions Exemption program, distancing, requiring vaccines and masks, and ensuring high-touch surfaces are handled with gloves, etc… Supplies of extra masks for guests are limited at these locations. As such, it is extra important for guests to have their own masks at these locations.

We also encourage our guests to stay up-to-date through Alberta Health Services and Canada’s Public Health website.

If you have any questions or comments not answered and/or addressed by the above information, we would be happy to speak with you before your time with us, via email at [email protected] or by phone or text at (780) 931-3275

We look forward to safely hosting you for an enjoyable evening in Jasper Dark Sky Preserve,

The Jasper Planetarium team

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