Station On Jasper Will Be Temporarily Closing

Monday, March 16 2020

In light of recent developments involving Covid 19 and the directives outlined by the Alberta and Canadian governments regarding social distancing and gathering sizes, and considering the well being of our employees and patrons, we have made the extremely difficult decision to temporarily close our operations at Station on Jasper. “These are extraordinary circumstances, and our public health measures must rise to the challenge we face,” Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer, Deena Hinshaw said. The recommendations being put forth have a profound impact on the hospitality industry and are creating a significant ripple effect in a very short period of time. In order to follow the recommendations in totality and to share the social responsibility to control the spread of the virus, we are very much compromised in numerous difficult ways.

We support the announcements limiting gathering sizes and social distancing, but we immediately had multiple upcoming events canceled or postponed. In addition to concerns over public health, with loss of events, we are also very concerned about what drastically reduced work hours will mean to our staff. After heavy consideration, we decided the best of less-than-ideal possible options was to temporarily cease operations, which will hopefully help in the Province’s effort to control the spread of Covid 19 and allow our staff to access other assistance available to them as opposed to having most or all of their income immediately at jeopardy. We will be helping and consulting our staff as much as possible during this period. We are monitoring developments daily and we hope this temporary situation will be as short as possible and we can bring staff back on quickly.
As per the messages being put forth by health experts, if we all do our part, we can help control the spread. However, please do not underestimate how hard this will be on a few specific industries that can only exist because of hourly employees. Please consider and realize the impact that this will have on the people who work in the hospitality industry. It will take time to return to normality and we sincerely hope that people find ways to support local restaurants and establishments to help our friends and colleagues in this industry during these unusual times.

As opposed to the prolonged effects of a drawn-out period, the faster our communities can adopt good practices, the faster everything will clear and we can get things moving again.

Life Needs Music – and we would like to get back to that.

We will provide updates regarding our reopening as soon as we are able. For further information – you can reach us at contact@stationonjasper.com