What Are We Doing About Covid-19?
Ghosts are master social distancers, so we should be fine, right?
In all seriousness, this virus has affected all tourism industries in an unprecedented way, and day by day the landscape of our industry is changing.
So what is Black Cat planning going forward?
As of right now we have made 5 major changes to our business model:
First, all guests MUST wear a mask during their tour and interactions with your guide.
This is non-negotiable. Your guide will potentially be interacting with hundreds of guests over the course of a season. For their health and safety this will be required regardless of the State's current mandate. If you need to remove your mask for any reason you will be asked to step away from the group. Your guide will maintain a minimum social distance of 6 feet during your tour.
Second, we are currently not offering our daytime historic tour.
We cannot safely maintain social distancing during the day when Salem is full of locals and tourists, so at this time we are unable to safely offer this tour.
Third, we have changed our route!
Our previous route took us through some of Salem's busiest areas, and with patio dining increasing we have lost several safe areas to stop for our tours, so we have a new route taking you to a few new locations that we have only been able to visit on private tours previously!
Fourth, we are limiting our tours to 10 people, 9 guests and one guide.
This is a state mandated limit for outdoor gatherings, and may change.
Finally, the Salem Tour Association came to an agreement on a
$20 minimum ticket price for all members due to the new guest limit.
We are committed to our decision to make our tours available to anyone,
regardless of financial situation.
If you would like to attend but cannot afford the price for your group, please contact us to discuss options for a discounted tour.
We adore our customers, and are working on more ways to get our product to you in other forms, such as our In Production show, "Ghost Maybe?" and dropping the price of our book, "Black Cat Tales: History and Hauntings of Old Salem" with work being done on Volume Two.
So please bear with us during this time, and hopefully we can see you all soon.
Stay Safe Out There.
Lara and Daniel Fury