You’ve no doubt heard about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on the travel industry. The volumes of information being disseminated through various means is both welcome and somewhat disconcerting.
We believe that guests will increasingly prefer to travel domestically, drive to their destination, and stay in our professionally cleaned homes.
The processes and requirements we already have in place lead to exceptionally clean homes.
Please see the links below for lists of cleaning products that are particularly effective in preventing virus transmission: (we are using the recommended products)
- Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fighting Products – full list from the Center for Biocide Chemistries
- 100+ products that will work against the Coronavirus
Additionally, the following elements are part of our standard checklists for cleaning homes:
- Wipe down light switches, lamps, cupboard handles, doorknobs, banisters, remotes, and thermostats. These are areas guests have likely touched, so it’s important to wipe them down.
- Run all dishes and flatware through the dishwasher.
- Sanitize/disinfect high-traffic areas like bathroom toilets, sinks and trash cans.
- Wipe down all appliances, electronics, and provided amenities.
- Run all available linens through the laundry.
- Ensure all equipment used to clean the home are themselves clean and in working order.
How experts say to protect yourself against the Coronavirus
There’s a lot of recent alarming news, so it’s important to know the facts. The reality is that the recommendations from the CDC to help prevent illness follow the same common-sense guidelines for avoiding the flu:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth – especially after touching an unclean surface.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Frequently clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing – here’s how the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends washing hands correctly.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
Both the CDC and WHO do not recommend the use of masks, since the virus is not airborne.
What is the local governmental and public heath response to COVID-19?
Via the Eagle County Public Safety Information site, local officials are making information available to the community regarding options to get tested if you experience the symptoms associated with this virus.
PLEASE NOTE: If you or someone you know are experiencing these symptoms (fever, coughing, shortness of breath), please do not take yourself to any local urgent care or medical office, nor to the emergency room at the Vail hospital. Test centers are being established throughout the county. Information about these testing locations. Please call any of the primary care offices or urgent care facilities listed at this link (https://www.vailhealth.org/patients-visitors/coronavirus-covid-19) before seeking care – they will be able to guide you to the most appropriate location for testing.
ADDITIONAL HELPFUL RESOURCES
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- CDC: Coronavirus Prevention & Treatment
- The World Health Organization (WHO) – Coronavirus Resource Center
- WHO: Clean hands protect against infection
- The Guardian: Coronavirus causes mild disease in four in five patients, says WHO (2/17/20)
- Dr. Brain Garibaldi of Johns Hopkins Hospital: You’re more likely to catch the flu than Coronavirus
- Dr. Robert Shmerling of Harvard Health Publishing: misinformation is rampant, and the flu is a bigger threat
- Dr. Lee Adkinson-McEvoy of UC San Francisco: There’s evidence that children may be at a lower risk of contracting Coronavirus
- Coronavirus True & False – Registered Nurse with TwoDustyTravelers blog
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Triumph Mountain Properties
41184 US Highway 6, Suite 195
Avon, CO 81620 USA
PO BOX 1750
Vail, CO 81658 USA