As more and more states and tourist attractions begin to reopen, the million-dollar question is “How do you know if your hotel room is really clean amid Coronavirus?” You are probably desperate to take a family vacation, but your concerns are certainly warranted. There are ways to know for certain that you are staying and sleeping in a truly clean environment.
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Along with changing the bed linens, they are using a fogging or commercial spray disinfectant on the mattresses, headboards, and even the box springs of beds. Every touchable surface in the room will be disinfected daily when you leave the room with your children and/or significant other. There is no way to refuse service and ask that the maids or housekeeping do it all another day. Lodging establishments can and will wait until you leave the room, but then they will be in to clean. It helps to give the front desk a heads up of when you are leaving your room so that the daily cleaning may be completed.
Staff Are Masked, Checked, and Wearing Gloves When They Clean
Maids and housekeeping staff at most resorts, motels, etc., are screened when they come into work for the day. Their temperatures are checked for signs of a fever, screened verbally for other signs and symptoms and then they are required to wear masks, gloves, and possibly face shields for the entirety of their shifts. They are also required to change gloves frequently to reduce the chances of cross-contamination from room to room. The health and well-being of every guest is the utmost goal of any place where you stay while you are away from home and having fun.
More Touch-Free Options
A lot of establishments are looking at ways to not only improve guest experiences, but also reduce the risks of contracting COVID-19. Health is important, and no establishment wants guests to become dangerously ill while staying in their rooms. They are or have already incorporated a lot of touch-free features into their rooms.
For example, when you enter your room, a motion sensor automatically turns on the lights. The lights stay on for “x” number of minutes before turning off unless they detect additional motion. Lights in the bathroom switch on with a wave of your hand over the switch plate, and may sink faucets turn on when you place your hands underneath the spigot. If paper towel dispensers are in use in place of hand towels, the dispensers are also motion-activated to dispense a single towel at a time. (You can run your hand by the towel dispenser’s sensor bar extra times if you need more than one towel.) Finally, hand sanitizer stations with motion sensors may also be in your room for your use and for staff use. It gives everyone the chance to sanitize their hands coming in or going out of the room.
What to Know What Else Your Hotel Is Doing to Keep You Safe?
If you are about to book a room at a hotel, but you want to know what they are doing for safety measures, call them. They are more than willing to tell you exactly what they are doing, what you can expect during your stay, and even the exact cleaning agents they are using to make everything as clean as it can possibly be. If they mention a commercial cleaning agent, you can always look it up online to see what the chemical does and how safe it is around your family.
Some resorts with thousands of rooms are even spacing people out so that only every other or every third room has an occupant. Then those rooms are not available again for several days after departure while staff clean and disinfect them. This method of social distancing via reducing the number of guests and reducing max capacity also helps reduce the number of rooms staff have to manage.
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