Mountain Sky Travel Center sanitizes for patrons

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Larry disinfects gas pumps after every use at the Mountain Sky Travel Center in Anza. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo

The Mountain Sky Travel Center has gone above and beyond the prescribed methods set forth by the county health department in order to keep their patrons and staff safe from the spread of the coronavirus.

All possible measures are being taken to safeguard the health of visitors and team members. Workers continually disinfect gas pump handles and card receptacle surfaces, open doors for incoming and outgoing customers and offer smiles to haggard shoppers.

Six sanitizer stations are available outside and inside the store. The casino is closed, but the gas station and convenience store remain open.

“I would rather come here for gas than anywhere else at this time,” a shopper said. “I feel safe coming in here. It’s clean and that means safe to me.”

Santos opens the door for patrons, with a welcoming smile on his face at the Mountain Sky Travel Center in Anza. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo

Lines have been taped onto the floor to indicate where people should wait to be 6 feet away from the next person in line.

The Krispy Krunchy Chicken menu during this time serves only prepackaged options, such as chicken tenders and pieces/biscuit combos. Not only does this streamline the food service, it protects the meals from unnecessary contact.

Fresh doughnuts in the case are also now prepackaged.

Melissa Asmus, director of operations at the Cahuilla Cason, said that the safety of the team members and the customers was the highest priority. The safety measures taken are unprecedented.

Floors are marked to remind customers to stay 6 feet from each other at the Mountain Sky Travel Center in Anza. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo

Mountain Sky Travel Center underwent a deep cleaning in the evening Thursday, March 19. During that time gas was still available for purchase at the pumps but the doors were closed. Instore sales resumed by morning.

“We are committed to providing a clean environment for both our team members and community,” according to their Facebook page.

To protect staff and guests, the convenience store has partnered with TruClean, a biotechnology company that offers a bonding disinfectant effective against a wide variety of microbes. This antimicrobial surface protectant stops the growth and spread of microorganisms on surfaces for up to a year with a single application between routine cleaning regimens.

All of the machines, guest rooms, restaurant spaces and all applicable surfaces in the Travel Center have been coated with an invisible, self-cleaning coating that inhibits the growth of microorganisms to create a safer environment for the customers and staff.

Michael runs the cash register equipped with gloves for his safety in handling money at the Mountain Sky Travel Center in Anza. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo

Shoppers can be confident that everything is being done for their safety at the Mountain Sky Travel Center.

To learn more about the measures being taken or if you have any questions, contact the Mountain Sky Travel Center on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mountainskytc.

For more information about COVID-19 and its local impact, visit the Riverside County Public Health Department at https://www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus.

Diane Sieker can be reached by email at dsieker@reedermedia.com.

Hot meals to go are now individually wrapped at the Mountain Sky Travel Center in Anza. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo