Great news for us and for our guests

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This USA Today article sounds like very good news for us. CDC has determined that it's quite unlikely C19 can spread from surfaces, like from doorknobs (and everything in a hotel room). While they don't say it's impossible to become infected that way (they will never say that), it's great news for our own safety, and for the confidence of guests wanting to travel.

I've been marking off 3 nights before and after each guest reservation, and I'll likely cut that back to 2 nights soon, and eventually to 1 night, as long as reports continue to be encouraging. Same day flips will remain a thing of the past, though, until we're sure it's safe.

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We have our first guests this weekend. 

In-state couple coming to celebrate anniversary. We're having to let them know all the rules, and so far they've been very understanding of all of them. 

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Yay! Guests!

i still haven’t done spring cleaning. This being ‘furloughed’ has sapped my energy!

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You're not the only one who hasn't spring cleaned! And we still have yard work to do. No enthusiasm.  Doesn't look like it's really going to matter... no one for June and nearly everyone for July is either thinking about cancelling or has already done so.  August is already empty.  Off today to drive around Lake Winni.  Crazy being able to explore on Memorial Day weekend, for that matter, any day in late May onward. The silver lining, I suppose.

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Momma Smurf wrote:

You're not the only one who hasn't spring cleaned! And we still have yard work to do. No enthusiasm.  Doesn't look like it's really going to matter... no one for June and nearly everyone for July is either thinking about cancelling or has already done so.  August is already empty.  Off today to drive around Lake Winni.  Crazy being able to explore on Memorial Day weekend, for that matter, any day in late May onward. The silver lining, I suppose.

 For a state that is supposedly closed to tourists - take a look at the license plates headed north. 40-50% of them at 10am this morning were from MA, CT, NH, and NY. Kayaks, bicycles, canoes all tied on top. 

 Can’t tell me they are here working. 

Not that I’m in a big rush. This is the first time we’ve ever had this weekend off. Not going anywhere, just puttering around the yard. 

I’ll be painting rooms next week. Then doing the spring cleaning. The yard is mostly done, just need some mulch.

 My town is totally empty. Saw a single family on Main Street just now.

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Morticia wrote:

I’ll be painting rooms next week. Then doing the spring cleaning. The yard is mostly done, just need some mulch.

Life is good, Mort!

Bars are open again here. Worries me. When people have a few drinks, they lose all interest in masks, hand washing, distancing, EVERYTHING!

But I have no rooms available tonight, so there's that. One of them is actually a paid person. All the rest are just blocked off under my 3-day empty rule Sad

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Life is excellent! 
 

You can probably back off on your 3-night rule, even if you just go to 1 night but ask guests to open the windows when they leave. Unless it’s a bazillion degrees there already. We got to 84 today and that was toasty enough for me for awhile!

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Morticia wrote:

You can probably back off on your 3-night rule, even if you just go to 1 night...

I agree. I've been watching the housekeepers and lately they've been going in on the 2nd day after checkout. So if they're cool with it, I am! I've only been marking off 3 days because I figured they would appreciate it. Plus, business has been so slow, I've always had availability...until tonight.

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Yeah, I’m not buying it. You can get colds and flu from surfaces. It doesn’t hurt to do the extra cleaning. 

I’m pretty sure I read that my state is not requiring or recommending any shut down of rooms pre and post occupation. I’ve blocked one night, but I’m seriously considering now having a two night minimum that includes Thursday. If I have a one nighter on Thursday, that pretty much kills the weekend in that room.

 I’ve already bought paper napkins and decorative top sheets to do triple sheeting. Taking your issues to heart, Arks, I’m going to put the duvet inside a cover and then do the triple sheeting around that. 

We’re still waiting for the ‘final’ recommendations, but I’m using the restaurant guidelines for the breakfast ‘B.’

We’re really not going to have any guests until July. We’ve slacked off so much I just realized this is Memorial Day weekend and we haven’t put the A/C units in yet! Usually we’d be full and it would be 80+ here. But, empty and 70.

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I resent the implication that we did not CLEAN prior to them telling us HOW to clean.

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