As the hospitality industry has adapted to COVID-19, many hotels have introduced new cleaning procedures to prevent the spread of the disease. Here at Akia, we’ve compiled a checklist of hotel cleaning and disinfecting necessities for you to reference or double check your procedures with. Find out if your hotel is meeting all these recommendations.
Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocols
Thoroughly clean all high-traffic areas, such as lobbies, hallways, and front desks, several times a day.
Disinfect all commonly used surfaces with bleach, chlorine, alcohol 70%, or virucidal detergents on a frequent basis. Some high-touch surfaces include doorknobs, tables, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, faucets, sinks, etc.
Disinfect room keys after each check-out.
Clean soft surfaces (carpeted floors, rugs, drapes, etc.) using soap and water, appropriate cleaners, or disinfectants. Launder if possible.
Clean and sanitize any shared equipment between each use, and provide time for workers to implement these cleaning practices during their shifts.
Make sanitary supplies readily available to employees, and install hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the property, especially around entrances, exits, and elevators.
Use single-use cleaning cloths.
Ensure that sanitary facilities stay operational and stocked at all times.