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Covid-19 Safety

YOUR SAFETY AND WELL-BEING

ARE OUR HIGHEST CONCERN

As of August 1st, 2021, we now require guests to provide proof of full vaccination in order to book their stay with us. We believe this is both a prudent and reasonable request, given impacts of the ongoing pandemic on communities and support services everywhere.

Our robust COVID-19 cleaning protocols are purposefully designed to protect your safety and that of our family. We take cleanliness very seriously, believing prevention is better than cure.  Fortunately, Heartful Retreats B&B is configured to give guests plenty of space to socially distance. Queen guest rooms are spread far apart from luxury suites, and the home is large enough to allow guests to spread out during their stay. Here's what to expect.   

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DEEP sanitizing

Before your arrival, we deep clean each bedroom and guest bathroom, wiping all surfaces down with a disinfecting bleach solution. Beds are made daily with clean, sanitized bedding and linens. Bath towels & other linens are washed, dried and sanitized between each use on a high heat cycle. Mattresses and pillows are outfitted with clean, waterproof protective covers, cleaned and sanitized weekly. Bathroom use is limited to assigned guests only.     

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common areas

We deep clean common areas every 3rd day, and wipe down  all surfaces with a disinfecting bleach solution daily. Furniture, tables, cabinets, and door handles are cleaned and wiped down with a white vinegar and antibacterial soap solution. We vacuum hardwood, tile, and carpeted flooring daily, and mop/wash all flooring weekly. A bleach solution bottle is provided guests on arrival to facilitate cleaning of  surroundings to their personal comfort level, if desired.    

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masks

Masks are mandatorily required in all indoor and outdoor spaces where five or more people gather, by WA. State Health ordinance. A 6 foot minimum space is required between guests, and we do not allow shoes indoors, nor pets for any reason, due to increased allergy and other health concerns. Masks are not required in private spaces (i.e. rooms), and may be temporarily removed while eating & drinking, where folks are appropriately spaced out. 

Meal Prep

KITCHEN TASKS

We keep all kitchen surfaces clean and disinfected between food prep events, and wash hands, utensils and food judiciously when preparing breakfast. Dishes and glassware are run through a Dishwasher commercial sanitizing cycle each time, and used only once. We limit guest service to only those kitchen and dining areas that allow appropriate distancing between guests. Both on-site kitchens are deep cleaned daily, with trash and recyclables removed at that time.