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GMS COVID-19 Phase 1 & 2 Guidelines

Please note that as of May 5, 2020 that Glacier and Waterton are both closed and that the Blackfeet Tribe has also closed access to Glacier from their land and has a curfew. We don’t know when this will change but expect it may last through the end of May 2020. All GMS events scheduled in the Parks for May are either being cancelled or changed to a different location. Check the calendar for details.

Reminder: Sign up day for the first summer session is Monday, May 11 at 7PM Mountain time. Just bear in mind that any climbs you sign up for may need to be changed, depending on circumstances.

With the phased re-opening of Montana and the current situation with the Covid 19 pandemic, GMS is implementing the following during phase one and phase two of the Montana governor's directive.

  1. If you are sick, do NOT participate in events until you are well
  2. If you have been exposed to Covid 19 or in proximity to others who have been exposed, do NOT participate in any events until you have fully recovered
  3. No events with more than ten participants
  4. Out of state members are subject to the 14 day quarantine before participating in events (state mandate until Phase 3)
  5. Please do your best to maintain social distancing of six or more feet away from others during events and in the parking areas
  6. Carpools: We recommend no carpools except for people in the same household. If limited parking necessitates some carpooling, we recommend bringing wipes and wearing masks
  7. Tailgates: We recommend bringing your own food and drinks and maintaining six feet distancing
  8. Summit photos: Either try to get a creative summit shot that shows social distancing, just have a subset of the group in the shot, or try a shot that is not on the summit but shows the group appropriately separated.

Also, to help our healthcare system and workers, take more caution than usual to avoid any accidents and injury, including while driving.

As Montana moves to phase three or the situation changes, GMS will adapt to as best we can. Stay well!

Approved by the GMS Board of Directors on May 6, 2020.