When the novel coronavirus found its way to Park City, UT, social media posts from local hospitals and first responder teams infiltrated the community’s feeds with requests for N95 masks, surgical masks and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Oftentimes in resort communities there is overlap between resort safety employees and local medical partners. At Woodward Park City there are six seasonal patrollers who also work for the Park City Fire District or for the Park City Hospital as EMTs or paramedics.
As soon as the requests for PPE came in, our COVID-19 Task Force, which includes members from Woodward’s health and safety team and leadership team, got right to work gathering PPE and organizing donations.
We took inventory of our stock, kept what we thought we would need and donated the remainder of our supplies, about 10 boxes of PPE.
Ski Utah, based in Salt Lake City, and the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), based in Park City, set themselves up as collection and distribution locations. Supplies were dropped off and then distributed to local health care facilities appropriately.
“It definitely feels nice to support the community,” says Shaydar Edelmann, general manager of Woodward Park City. “But we didn’t make a big deal of it because supporting our community is in our nature, it’s part of how we do business and conduct ourselves as humans.”

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It’s in Woodward Park City’s DNA to support the community.
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