New information after COVID-19 outbreak identified at Royal Gorge Rafting


FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. — The Fremont County Department of Health and Environment and the owner of Royal Gorge Rafting issued a public update on a COVID-19 outbreak associated with that business on Thursday afternoon.

Owner Ty Seufer said, although two other separately run businesses share the same property as Royal Gorge Rafting, only the rafting business was affected by a COVID-19 outbreak.

“They’re a totally separate company,” Sefeur said, referring to the nearby Whitewater Bar and Grill. “With separate bathrooms, separate employees, separate management.” Sefeur said the restaurant “got thrown under the bus” unnecessarily.

It all began on July 19, Sefeur said, when a customer noted he wasn’t feeling well. Two employees later presented with coronavirus symptoms and, eventually, tested positive for COVID-19.

Anyone who was on Royal Gorge Rafting property (which includes two other businesses) between July 13 and July 19 should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for at least 14 days.

Individuals who were at Royal Gorge Rafting during that timeframe should get tested.

The rafting company will be allowed to continue to operate.

Fremont County has identified four coronavirus outbreaks since March.

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