About COVID-19 in Sonoma County
State Issues Guidelines and Checklist for Short Term Rentals, Hotels & Lodging Industry during COVID-19
Sonoma County has issued guidelines for its “Shelter in Place” Order for short-term rentals. We are authorized to lodge:
Locals seeking to isolate from household member(s) with COVID-19
Locals needing to isolate because of COVID-19
Essential workers, government workers and medical professionals.
On May 7, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Cal/OSHA released their COVID-19 Industry Guidelines and Checklist for Hotels and Lodging establishments. The guide and checklist are intended to help us prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and ensure guest safety.
Click HERE to access the State of California’s Guidance for Hotels & Lodging
Click HERE to access the General Checklist for Hotels and Lodging
Why Stay With Us During These Times
Short-term rentals are a safe place to stay. We understand that one's mental health is important and you may need a change of environment. The ability to travel and recreate supports mental health as a stress reliever and a chance to recharge and lift our collective spirits.
Our short-term rentals are very different from hotels when it comes to the potential for virus exposure and opportunities for social distancing. They are completely separate structures with self check-ins and zero contact with the hosts. Short-term rentals are not open to the public and we are careful to verify those wishing to stay with us. At our short-term rental, there's no daily staff: no restaurant patrons, no venders delivering supplies, no reception workers, etc.
Reopening to travel/tourism on a regional basis, to just those people already living in Sonoma County, is a safer and more controlled method to reopen. Sonoma County has proven to have established safe and effective regional virus controls. Allowing travel on a regional basis including nearby counties could be a first step as we adjust to our new reality.