GUEST UPDATES ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Last Updated:  08/09/2020

Here at Branson Regal, the health and safety of our guests is a top priority. Stonebridge Resort manages many of our properties and they always keep them like new. The resort never really closed and have been practicing CDC recommended cleaning and disinfecting procedures since Mid March so the cleaning crew has lots of experience with getting the job done right. I know the owner of the resort and the associations boards of directors and I know they are totally dedicated to keeping the lodges and the environment as safe as possible for guests and staff.

CURRENT SITUATION

As of 08/09/2020, the confirmed number of Covid-19 cases for Stone County and Taney County (where Branson is located) are:

Stone County: 123

Taney County: 548

A new mask mandate is effective 07/31/2020 to 09/08/2020 which has important new rules for Branson:

The ordinance Requires:

  • Individuals to wear face coverings while in indoor and outdoor public spaces unless they are engaged in certain activities or under the age of 13.
  • Operators of public places to ensure guests use face coverings.
  • Signage at all businesses outlining requirements on social distancing and face coverings.
  • Penalty for violating this ordinance is a $100 fine and potential revocation of business license and other permits.

Exemptions include:

  • Those with documents of a health condition not allowing them to wear a mask
  • Those who are hearing impaired or must communicate with people hearing impaired
  • While swimming
  • While obtaining a service involving the head, face or nose
  • While playing a sport, exercising or using exercise equipment
  • While outdoors while maintaining a physical distance of at least six feet
  • While outdoors who is closer than six feet to family members of people they reside with
  • While performing on a fixed stage
  • While engaging in public speaking while socially distancing
  • Any public safety officer engaged in an emergency situation
  • Any person during a wedding ceremony or while photographs of the wedding and reception are taken
  • Any family member of a deceased person during a funeral, interment or memorial

The bottom line is, most Branson vacation rentals and attractions are open now with new rules in place around masks and social distancing in public places. Restaurants and stores in the area are open with rules about capacity and social distancing. Silver Dollar City and almost all the shows on the strip are open. There are also fun options available for boat rentals and other outdoor activities.

For more specific details on show openings, check out the calendar on Branson Show Tickets site:

https://www.bransonshowtickets.com/show-schedules/

Here are a couple articles about great hiking areas, especially with kids:

https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/missouri/best-kid-friendly-hike-mo/amp/

http://bransontrilakesnews.com/perspectives/editorials/article_f496477a-9149-11ea-ae11-271587d4bb07.html

State of Missouri:

The most recent information on state-wide rules for Missouri can be found here: https://showmestrong.mo.gov/

Stonebridge Resort:

Many of the amenities at Stonebridge Resort and  Ledgestone Country Club are open now, with social distancing rules. Fox Hollow Lake is open for fishing and hiking along the paved walkway that surrounds the lake. Stonebridge Resort is huge, 3000 acres of gorgeous landscaped common areas and lots of opportunities for hiking or just driving.

Open amenities at Stonebridge:

– Open Pavilion Pool by the lodges
– Fairways Pool near the Villas and the Executive Home

– 3 Lighted Tennis Courts
– Basketball
– Sand Volleyball

– 2 Playgrounds
– Ledgestone Country Club & Golf Course and Tennis Courts have been open all season.

Stone County:

Table Rock Lake marinas are open for boat rentals and that lake is a swimming lake.
Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce is a valuable service and we recommend you call them if you have any questions about things to do and how to get the most out of your vacation. When you are in town, you might even try to stop by.

800. 595.0393, 417.739.2564
P.O. Box 495, Kimberling City, MO 65686
https://www.visittablerocklake.com/travel-updates/

Most restaurants and stores are open now with some rules about capacity and social distancing.
https://stonecountyhealthdepartment.com/

If you’d prefer to stay in your cabin in Branson, here is a list of restaurant delivery services:
https://www.explorebranson.com/article/food-delivered-your-door-branson

Taney County:

Most restaurants and stores are open now with some rules about capacity and social distancing.
https://www.taneycohealth.org/covid19/

Silver Dollar City:

See this link for current info, they are open now with limited capacity and social distancing / mask wearing rules: https://www.silverdollarcity.com/PlaySafe

City of Branson:

The City of Branson has just signed into law, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 58 OF THE BRANSON MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO FACE COVERINGS, PUBLIC SPACES AND THE SPREAD OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES.
While the requirements and exemptions are similar to that of Taney County noted above, there are some differences. We invite you to review the ordinance order yourself for details.
Find the ordinance here:
https://www.taneycohealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/7.29.2020_City-of-Branson-Face-covering-Ordinance.pdf

https://www.branson.com/covid-19-updates/

https://www.explorebranson.com/listings/thisweek/

As you can see, most restaurants and stores are open for business in the Branson area. When you are ready to plan you’re next Branson vacation, we’re here to help! Now is the best time to book a summer vacation in Branson and we are currently offering a number of specials and discounts.

CANCELLATIONS

At this point in time, we are recommending to all our Summer and Fall guests to wait to cancel until 30-45 days prior to your time of arrival. It is quite possible that the danger will subside and restrictions will be lifted before your Summer Season arrival. It would be tragic to lose your vacation this year by cancelling too early. Just be sure to call us before your final balance is collected (in most cases 30 days prior to your arrival) or as soon as you know that you must cancel.

Carefully review the refund policy of your reservation and give us a call if you have any questions. While some of the property hosts offer a partial refund up till the final balance is charged, and no refund after that point, most reservations do not offer refunds at all. In those cases, you have two options if you decide to cancel:

  1. If you purchased travel/cancellation insurance or “Cancel for Any Reason” insurance, be sure to double check the terms of your policy. We can help you determine the best strategy to file a successful claim so you are reimbursed by the insurance.
  2. If you do not have insurance, or your circumstances make a successful insurance claim impossible, we have decided to offer you a full credit toward a future stay in one of our owned properties in Stonebridge Resort, or we will reschedule your trip to a future date with no change fees. You will have until December 20, 2021 to reschedule or to use the credit. Call if you have any questions about how this will work.

VACATION HOME CLEANLINESS

In order to make sure our properties in Stonebridge Resort are safe for your visit in May and beyond, we have confirmed that the Stonebridge Resort staff and cleaning crew are instituting special procedures, including:

  • Sanitizing surfaces (counters, door handles, bathrooms, etc.) whenever we have visitors
  • Sanitizing every two hours in frequented areas such as the front desk and reservation services.
  • Cabins, Condos, Homes – special attention to all touchable surfaces.
  • Removal of all packaging in the freezer because the virus on frozen foods can last longer.

By adhering to these strict standards, you can be assured that your visit will be safe. Taking the same precautions you would take at home for social distancing and disinfection, we can all stay safe and still enjoy some private R&R in Branson. In case you want to get away this late Spring, Summer and Fall, shoot us an email or give us a call and we’ll help with some of the lowest prices you’ve ever seen for lodging in Branson.

NOTE: For medical practitioners and other essential service providers who need a place to stay in our area in April and beyond, we are still offering our vacation homes at essentially our cost. We will continue to be diligent in providing a safe environment.