Vacation Rental & STR Cleaning Guidance for Preventing 2019 Novel Coronavirus / COVID-19

TahoeVHRs now uses Bleach Germicidal Wipes

All high touch surfaces (door knobs, light switches, handles, & remotes), countertops, faucets, tabletops, etc… are wiped down before each reservation.

What You Can Do To Keep your Guests and Partners Safe

Vacation Rentals (VHRs / STRs) welcome guests from all over the world and from all parts of the USA. Besides luggage and travel items, guests bring with them a cornucopia of colds, flus, and other “germs”. It is incredibly important to protect ourselves, our staff, and future guests from any little germs waiting for a new “home”.

Right now (March 2020) the Corona Virus is spreading across the globe and is a very virulent and dangerous virus. So, it is up to you and your cleaners to provide a safe and clean home for your guests!

The world is currently in crisis/panic mode due to the coronavirus pandemic. The disease, also known as COVID-19, started in China and has rapidly spread through the world. Though worthy of concern, misinformation is escalating panic, when there are legitimate and medically backed ways to deal with the outbreak.

The best way to clean, disinfect, and sanitize your vacation rentals is to follow the instructions from the CDC website.

How to Disinfect a Vacation Home Rental from Corona virus

Clean all “high-touch” surfaces, such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, remote controls, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables, between each reservation. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, body fluids and/or secretions or excretions on them.

  • Read label of cleaning products and follow recommendations provided on product labels. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves or aprons and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.
  • Use a diluted bleach solution or a household disinfectant with a label that says “EPA-approved.” To make a bleach solution at home: add 1 tablespoon of bleach to 1 quart (4 cups) of water.  For a larger supply, add ¼ cup of bleach to 1 gallon (16 cups) of water.

Wash laundry and disinfect cleaning items thoroughly.

  • Immediately remove and wash clothes or bedding that have blood, body fluids and/or secretions or excretions on them.
  • Wear disposable gloves while handling soiled items. Wash your hands immediately after removing your gloves.
  • Read and follow directions on labels of laundry or clothing items and detergent. In general, wash and dry with the warmest temperatures recommended on the clothing label.

Place all used disposable gloves, washrags, and other contaminated items in a lined container before disposing them with other household waste. Wash your hands immediately after handling these items. More Info Here on CDC Website

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