Greetings from Clearwater Beach!Home to Amazing Sunsets
UPDATED: March 24, 2020
We will be temporarily closing the inn due to COVID-19 effective March 24th.
We truly appreciate your continued patronage. As soon as we’re given the all clear, we’ll let everyone know by posting here, as well as sending an email to everyone on our list.
If you did not receive an email from us (Sandi Beech) on March 16, 2020, feel free to sign up to join the list.
We will be monitoring our emails. Please feel free to leave a message on our phone 800-433-7256 or 727-446-6777 and we’ll get back in touch as soon as possible.
As we’ve been open 24/7, it took awhile but we figured out where the keys were to the front and back doors. LOL!
Thank you. Take care and be safe everyone!
ORIGINAL POST: March 16, 2020
At the Palm Pavilion Inn, our guests and staff are like family. And just like many of you, over the last couple of weeks we’ve been focused on doing all the things necessary to keep our family and friends safe and healthy.
We wanted to share the specific details, in addition to following the CDC and other government agency guidelines. Because we are a small operation in number of rooms and staff, we have always been able to set and adhere to high standards for cleanliness. Be assured that we’ve now accelerated our efforts:
- When guests check out, we strip the bedding down to the box spring and mattress. Everything is washed from the pillow protectors to the blankets to the mattress pad, etc. For the near term, we’ve removed all the decorative throw pillows and magazines, too.
- We are using hospital-grade disinfectant wipes to clean the desk chairs, window sill areas, in-room safes, fan pulls, latches and light switches, curtain pulls and wands, etc.
- Our bathrooms get a lot of attention. Every surface is touched with an antibacterial cleaner, except the floor which is bleached. This includes wall tiles, the sink and faucet, toilet bowls inside and out, towels bars, etc. – down to the hooks on the backs of the doors.
- Next, we spray disinfectant on all the TV remotes, phones, doorknobs, closet hangers, lamp switches and bases, etc.
- All food prep items, dishware and utensils in our apartments and efficiencies are being cleaned in a hot soapy bleach solution for maximum disinfecting. The flat surfaces are being cleaned in a similar manner.
- The hard floor surfaces in our apartments are being washed with soap and bleach, too.
A few words about our public areas:
- Our lobby area, including the front desk, is cleaned with an antibacterial cleaner daily. Hand sanitizer is here for our staff and guests to use.
- Before filling your new cup with complimentary morning coffee, guests can sanitize or wash their hands. Our breakfast snacks and apples are individually wrapped, while oranges and bananas come with their own. We’re asking guests to take a new coffee cup rather than refilling his/her old one.
- One staff member is responsible each day to make sure all the entrance and exit doors, railings and every doorknob are disinfected, too.
- If you’re looking to use our pool, know that it is treated with chemicals to sanitize and disinfect.
- Our small staff is very conscientious about hand washing and sanitizing. At this writing, we are all healthy. We’d send anyone home immediately, if he/she weren’t.
- The Palm Pavilion Grill & Bar has taken similar measures for cleanliness and they are posted on their website.
We subscribe to the belief that fresh air, sunshine* and time relaxing outdoors or on the beach bring health benefits.
Should you have any specific concerns, please reach out to me: 1) via phone (U.S. and Canada) 1-800-433-7256 or 727-446-6777 or 2) by simply replying to this email (best option). While this inn is open 24/7, I’ll respond within my normal work hours.
We wish you safe travels.
P.S. For Helpful Info from the CDC, click here.
St. Pete/Clearwater is still a safe place to travel to, as the federal government has not issued any restrictions that affect travel to our area. For details, visit here.
*Daniel Kuritzkes, MD an infectious diseases expert at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and a professor at Harvard Medical School, stated, “sunshine can help rapidly diminish infectivity of viruses on surfaces.”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
For those that are traveling, please follow these important recommendations:
- Do not travel if you are sick.
- Those at high risk should avoid large groups of people as much as possible. This includes gatherings such as concert venues, conventions, church services, sporting events, and crowded social events. People at high risk should also avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
- 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 hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw it away. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
- If you feel well, it is not necessary to wear a facemask. Facemasks are most effective when used by people who are already ill to prevent them from spreading viruses and other germs.