The following are Covid-19 Prevention and Hygiene Protocols specific to the Stanford Inn by the Sea – Resort. These are further mitigations for this specific property beyond requirements and protocols by the CDC, California State and Mendocino County Protocols.
Indication of Illness
- Employees – Are required to self-assess before coming into work – and not coming if they have a cough or fever or live in a household where any of the residents exhibit or complain of such symptoms.
- When employees do come to work, supervisors will take their temperature with a distance thermometer.
- Guests – When reserving guests will be asked if they are vaccinated and will be reminded to travel with proof of vaccination. In all cases, we ask guests to self-assess before arriving at the Inn. If they assess themselves to be sick, changes of their reservation will be accepted without penalty.
Signage and Movement
- General Signage – We are providing signage regarding social current requirements from the State or particular requirements for the Inn.
- Hand sanitizing dispensers provided at all common entrances, including reception, entrance to the restaurant, workout facilities, Catch A Canoe & Bicycles, too, pool, etc.
- Use of Common Facilities – Open to vaccinated and unnvaccinated, masked guests. In the pool please maintain social distance if you are unvaccinated. Our fitness facility is small and ask that only one person or social bubble use it at a time. Massage, acupuncture, classes are all by appointment.
- Waiting – In situations where guests or staff wait for services or directions, we ask that you help provide space particular for those who are concerned regarding social distance.
- Paths of travel for exterior corridors, outside pathways and stairways established throughout the property.
- Doors to common areas – Unless weather dictates otherwise, lobby and other entrance doors for guests staff will be left open for easy movement.
- Guest Relations will be facilitated by internet and smart phones; We provide high-speed WiFi and passwords will be provided with check-in procedures sent to guests before arriving. In this way, if there is no service for their smart phone, they will have service, even in the Inn’s parking lot.)
- Check-in will be by email and arriving guests will be handed sanitized keys which will be placed in envelopes, also sanitized.
- Check-out – All Check-outs will be express checkouts.
- Bell Person Service: Guests requesting assistance with luggage will be assisted by masked employees. We will have informed guests, that if they tip, to please call or tell the bell person the amount and we will add it to their folio.
Sanitizing Products and Procedures for Guests
- Safety Amenities – We have available hand sanitizer, mask, and gloves. Just ask. Please carry a mask in the village should you be asked to wear one. Guests who are not vaccinated are required to wear a mask in indoor public space for their and other guests’ children’s protection. Vaccinated guests are asked to bring proof of vaccination in order not to have to wear a mask in indoor public spaces/
- Information for Guests – There will be no Housekeeping services during a stay, unless requested. If requested, only one staff will enter the room and will follow the protocol established for room refreshing.
See Specific Housekeeping Procedures there are significant changes to procedures.
General Information to be shared with guests regarding their accommodations
- After checkout, rooms will be taken out of service for several hours at which time they will be opened, atomized with sanitizer, cleaned and sanitized (see Housekeeping Procedures).
- After cleaning and restocking, the room will be sprayed with disinfectant and it is not to be entered except by reserved guests who will be occupying the room.
- Note to guests that Rooms air handling systems are individual to each room.
General Housekeeping Procedures information that will be provided to guests on Guest Pages on website:
- Each Housekeeper will have their own vacuum, caddy with cleaning and sanitizing supplies.
- All bed coverings are to be removed, placed in laundry bags (that have been dried at high temperature). All towels are to be placed in laundry bags for towels only and taken to laundry. Clean sheet sets, will be wrapped and brought to the room and installed. Staff wear masks.
- Housekeepers follow guides providing check-off boxes assuring high-touch items including television remote controls, toilets, door locks and levers, furniture/drawer pulls, water faucet handles, nightstands, hangers, laminated emergency signage, telephones, drapery wands, light switches, temperature control panels, alarm clocks, luggage racks, microwaves, Keurig maker and supplies refrigerators (inside and outside) etc. and flooring. Check-off materials will be room specific, because of rooms’ individual natures, (laminated and reusable).
- All bed linen and laundry are washed and dried at high temperature and in accordance with CDC guidelines.
- After checked and sanitizing, rooms will not be entered by staff.
Open fully June 15th, 2021. To assure your safety only one room or social bubble allowed in the hot tub at a time. For your protection, the Sauna remains closed.
Breakfast for overnight guests is complimentary. The dining room is opened to vaccinated adults and children who are ineligible for vaccines or others immunological conditions. We will seat those with young children at social distance from other tables. Outside dining is available for those who are not fully vaccinated. Breakfast is also available to yourf room. Dishes will be prepared and immediately placed in compostable packaging, sealed and taken to guest’s rooms.
Dinner service (at additional cost) will be available in the dining room from 5:30 PM for fully vaccinated guests (and children who are ineligible to be vaccinated). We offer a full bar. Please call Extension 285 for reservations. We offer outdoor seating to unvaccinated guests and room service to all guests. We are able to offer alcohol and wine to diners over 21 to be delivered to you room.
Guided hikes/runs will be available to individual(s), groups who share a room/household to maintain the need for social distancing between the hike leader and the group, couple, individual.
Mountain Biking –Reservations are required. We recommend that those wishing to use or rent bikes bring their own helmets. Please wear a mask when picking up your bike if you are not fully vaccinated.
Canoeing – Demand is high and low tides restrict access to the Big River Estuary as heavy winter rains have not washed out the sand. Reservations required. Masks are required except for fully vaccinated guests. Paddlers will be launched one at a time, Only paddlers sharing a single canoe will be allowed on the dock at a time. Other paddlers will wait in the upper parking lot until staff is free to send them off. Specific details will be provided by phone, on our website, and/or signage.
Yoga – Yoga sessions are available only to fully vaccinated guests with proof of vaccination. Please check with your concierge for times.
General Social Distancing and Hygiene Protocol
We follow CDC recommendation. Employees will be specifically trained in these procedures.