Chetola Resort has temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

High Country Press reports owner Kent Tarbutton said the decision is in the best interest of guests, staff, and local community.

Tarbutton said the Chetola team will continue monitoring the situation and issue updates on the resort’s website, www.Chetola.com.

According to the report several steps are being taken to support employees, retaining as many staff members as possible and allowing staff from other departments to help with renovations during the temporary closure.

The resort will also establish an employee fund to help those in need.

Chetola staff will be available daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to answer questions at 800-843-8652.