Impactful information that could affect your travel plans can be found HERE!
WHAT WE ARE DOING AS A COMPANY
In addition to reinforcing good hygiene practices recommended by the CDC with our team members, we have also increased the frequency of our already stringent cleaning and sanitation procedures in every department.
We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to modify our processes to maintain the highest levels of cleanliness at our properties.
We look forward to exceeding your expectations and continuing to deliver an unsurpassed vacation experience in a warm, welcoming and safe environment.
WHAT WE KNOW
COVID-19 updates are coming quickly, experts tell us to stay calm but take precautions. From the beginning we have been told five things every traveler should do to stop the spread of COVID-19 but, as the number of cases continues to increase, we’re all looking for even more ways to travel safely rather than cancel our trips.
As a vacation management firm with over 30 years hands on experience, we’ve received dozens of emails from people unsure of what they should be doing on flights, in hotel rooms and with their luggage.
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING
- At this time private beaches are open. This applies to Sea Oats, Caprice, All Seasons, Nautical Watch, and Vistas.
- Bars, restaurants, and nightclubs will be closed for 30 days.
- Pinellas County Commission directed the county’s nearly 1 million residents to stay at home except for essential activity like trips for groceries, medical needs and jobs deemed essential.
- The “safer at home” directive, which takes effect at 11:27 a.m. on 3/26 & will last at least seven days, also permits residents to exercise outside as long as they keep six feet from others and avoid groups larger than 10 people.
- Certain larger events and theme parks/attractions are closed.
- Helpful Q&As from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including whether someone should cancel a trip (the answer is no)
- Information for Travel from the CDC
- Tampa International Airport’s update on increased cleaning and sanitation efforts.
- COVID-19 Guidance for Travelers
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF WHILE FLYING
Wash your hands at every opportunity. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use a hand sanitizer which contains at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your face. And, as soon as you sit down, wipe down everything!
The technique of washing is important:
1) Wet your hands with clean running water
2) Remove them from running water or temporarily turn it off and lather them with soap by rubbing them together.
3) Soap up your hands, between your fingers and under your nails, and scrub for at least 20 seconds.
4) Then, rinse your hands well under clean running water.
5) Dry your hands using a clean towel (not a communal one) or air dry them
STEPS TO TAKE
Liberte is taking additional measures to ensure all rentals are cleaned thoroughly during this time. If you are staying in another property outside of Liberte, there are some additional steps you can take to feel more at ease. Wipe down surfaces with a disinfecting wipe and increase your hand hygiene. An extra safety precaution might be to bring your own pillowcase (which you should then pack up in a separate plastic bag and launder immediately when you get home) and disinfect light switches, alarm clocks, phones and remote controls.
Probably the most important thing in the room is not to drink from any of the glasses or ceramic mugs. You just have no idea when they were washed or who touched them last. When it comes to COVID-19 and other viruses that are similarly transmitted, the key is to always think first about your hands and then your face and your mouth and how something has the potential to get there.