In addition to the cleaning guidance above, employees cleaning guestrooms should:
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before entering and after exiting a guestroom. Use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol if soap and water aren’t available.
- Throw away all single-use items provided by the hotel or left by the guest.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces such as tables, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, remote controls, phones, toilets, toilet flush handles, sink faucets, door handles, pens, and irons.
- Wash all hotel linens according to the manufacturer’s label and use the warmest appropriate water setting. Allow items to dry completely.
- Wear disposable gloves when handling dirty laundry or trash.
- Do not shake dirty laundry.
- Wash hands immediately after handling dirty laundry or trash.
- If a guest is ill and isolating in their hotel room, discontinue all but essential housekeeping services to the room.
- Additional precautions for cleaning a room after a guest who has been ill has checked out of the hotel:
- Close off the room.
- Wait 24 hours before you enter the room. If 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible.
- If possible, open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation.
- Thoroughly clean and disinfect the room, as stated above.
- Use a vacuum equipped with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, if available.
- After the room has been appropriately disinfected, it can be opened for guest use.
Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. You don’t need to wear gloves if you wash your hands regularly (unless they are already required for your job).
- Use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol if soap and water aren’t available.
- Wash your hands at these key times:
- Before, during, and after preparing food.
- Before eating food.
- After using the toilet.
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- After putting on, touching, or removing cloth masks.
- Before and after work and work breaks.
- Before and after cleaning guestrooms.
Do not touch your face, mouth, nose, or eyes.
Cover your coughs and sneezes.
- Use tissues to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Read the original article at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)