The Outside Inn recently re-opened for business after being closed to all non essential guests for 3 months. It’s been such a delight to welcome back some of our regular guests, meet new customers, and get back to work. We haven’t had the opportunity to celebrate, but this month marks the 22nd birthday of the Outside Inn. As a family owned small business, the closures had a large impact on us, and we’re working hard to move forward.
Dan and I want to reach out directly in light of the publicity our town has received over the last couple of days about face masks and the comments of our mayor. Despite her comments, we absolutely believe that wearing masks in our community is an effective and essential way to reduce the transmission of Coronavirus. Many other residents here feel the same way.
We also want you to know that the health and well-being of our employees, guests, and community are the number one focus of our businesses. We have closely followed the guidelines put out by the California Department of Public Health since the beginning of the pandemic, including closing our business to all recreational visitors for three months. We continue to follow their guidelines as we now re-open the Inn Town Campground and Outside Inn. We firmly believe that the guidelines are based on good science and an overall desire to reduce the spread of the disease in our communities. We try very hard to avoid political theater in our businesses since it rarely builds community, which is a central tenant of our business vision. We don’t want to start now. We are thinking of our neighbors, our customers, our families and putting the health of the community first. For more information on the modifications in our operations and our responsible practices for visiting Nevada City please see our COVID 19 page on the website.
For those who are looking for more information on what to do, where to eat, what’s open, please bear with me as I get both businesses re-opened. My enthusiasm for Nevada City is alive and well, so stay tuned. We both want our community to not only survive this pandemic, but thrive, so let’s all work together.
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