At the Outside Inn we want to keep you up to date on how the COVID-19 is impacting our community.
The Outside Inn is open. Here are a few of the things that we at the Outside Inn have always provided to our guests to ensure their wellbeing and a happy stay:
- We always clean all surfaces in a room after each guest checks out.
- We routinely disinfect our office, but have closed it for all guests for the time being.
- We provide all of our guests with high quality organic soaps in all bathrooms so that washing hands is easy.
- Each room has its own external access, meaning you do not need to pass through confined spaces with many other people.
In addition to our standard cleaning routines, we have also implemented the following precautions:
- We have increased the frequency of high-touch surface cleaning with disinfectant solutions listed by the EPA and CDC (see here for that list).
- We continue to ask all staff and guests exhibiting symptoms of the flu or COVID-19 to refrain from coming to work or visiting the Outside Inn.
- We have published for staff and guests the appropriate preventative measures that individuals can take to minimize potential exposure to the virus and other germs.
- We are only offering self check-ins to guests.
- There is no daily housekeeping service, but supplies are available upon request.
- Our office has office hours, but we wanted our guests to know that there is a staff member on call, so if there is an issue that needs to be addressed in a timely manner, or you have general questions and need to talk to a human, we will be available via telephone.
A healthy community takes a collaborative effort. We are doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses and encourage everyone to be maintain clean hands and environments so this outbreak will pass quickly. We want to remind our guests that the Outside Inn will be maintaining all social distancing protocols for all of 2021, even if you’ve had an opportunity to have a vaccine.
As always, we understand that travel plans change, so we highly recommend either investing in travel insurance or waiting to book until closer to the time of your trip.
We also want you to know that the health and well-being of our employees, guests and community are the number one focus of our businesses. We have closely followed the guidelines put out by the California Department of Public Health since the beginning of the pandemic, including closing our business to all recreational visitors for three months. We continue to follow their guidelines.
We firmly believe that the guidelines are based on good science and an overall desire to reduce the spread of the disease in our communities. We try very hard to avoid political theater in our businesses since it rarely builds community, which is a central tenant of our business vision. We don’t want to start now. Instead we will tell you what we’re doing to operate responsibly and how that might affect your visit to Nevada City.
What we’re doing to reduce the risk of Coronavirus at the motel.
- We have always maintained high standards of cleanliness; this will continue with enhanced disinfection protocols using EPA approved disinfectants at the recommended intervals.
- Our interior spaces are closed to the public and all employees using those spaces must wear face masks.
- Our pool will be open during the summer season (late May-September) with reduced capacity and ensure appropriate distancing. As always, it is sanitized per Environmental Health requirements.
- Our check-in process is now remote or distant. Guests will no longer enter the office upon arrival. Please ensure you understand and follow all of the motel’s policies.
- You will not be able to interact with our staff within 6’ without wearing a mask.
What you can do to reduce your risk while visiting Nevada City
- Understand that you control what environments you enter and how you interact with those environments. Chooses places and activities that reflect your risk tolerance and understand how to reduce that risk based on the best available information.
- Bring your own disinfecting wipes and sanitizer since you may be in places around town that may not have those items.
- Please be respectful of our businesses and community. We love having you visit, but we expect you do so responsibly. If a business asks you to wear a mask, please do so. As business owners it is their right to ask and your obligation to do so if you want to visit their store.
- Understand that no one has the right to invade your personal space, nor for you to invade someone else’s bubble. Embrace community and new friendships, just do so from a distance.