CDC Reminders to help stop the spread of germs:
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60-95% alcohol when water and soap are not available.
We have three hand sanitation stations on the ground floor of the hotel for guest and employee use. One at the entrance to the hotel, one at the front desk/reception area and one at the entrance to the restaurant.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Stay home if sick. This pertains to our guests as well. We do not recommend travel or eating out when not feeling well.
Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that have been touched (counters, doorknobs, phones, etc.)
Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue, then immediately dispose of the tissue and wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Anytime it is flu and respiratory disease season the CDC recommends getting a flu vaccine, taking every day precautions and preventative actions to help stop the spread of germs and taking flu antivirals if prescribed.
With its new determination, the CDC says it is a very good practice to wear a mask if you’re in public or working and a 6-foot distance between individuals is not possible.
What we are doing to keep our employees safe & healthy, which in turn makes this property a safe & healthy space:
Employee temperature checks at the beginning of each shift.
Housekeepers wear masks and gloves when cleaning/sanitizing hotel rooms and common areas.
Linens and towels serviced from the hotel rooms are bagged in plastic and transported to laundry. Our laundry person(s) wear gloves and masks when laundering all used linens and towels. Any shared equipment is sanitized in between employee use.
Servers wear masks at the table when serving guests.
Each server will have their own kiosk for taking orders to reduce/eliminate shared equipment.
Any shared equipment is sanitized in between employee use.
Any items that can be touched by multiple guests and left on the table has been removed. This includes salt & pepper shakers (ask your server if you require more salt and/or pepper and they can bring you clean, sanitized salt and pepper shakers).
Single use menus. Guests will be provided with a QR code that they can scan with their phone or tablet and be directed to our menu.
Guest seating is spaced out to promote social distancing. Our tables already comply with social distancing protocols; however, guests are seated at every other table. We are limiting our guest count to a maximum of 4 guests per table.
We are striving to implement a touch less check-in/check-out procedure. This means utilizing on-line reservation and payment methods. We are still accepting phone call hotel reservations, but encourage on-line reservations as much as possible.
Employee & Guest Health:
The health and safety of our employees and guests is our number one priority.
Social Distancing: Guests will be advised to practice social distancing by standing at least six feet away from other groups of people not traveling with them while standing in lines (hotel check-in, restaurant). Use of the elevators will be limited to your group. Restaurant tables and other physical layouts will be arranged to ensure appropriate distancing. Employees will be reminded not to touch their faces and to practice social distancing by standing at least six feet away from guests whenever possible. When not possible (restaurant servers) employees will be wearing a mask.
Hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer dispensers, touch less whenever possible, will be placed at key guest and employee entrances and contact areas such as reception areas, hotel lobby and restaurant entrance.
Front of house signage: There are health & hygiene reminders throughout the property. Restroom doors, restaurant entrance, hotel entrance, hotel lobby and elevators.
Back of house signage: Signage is posted throughout the property reminding employees of the proper way to use a mask, gloves including health, hygiene and sanitation guidelines.
Employee & Guest Health concerns: Our employees have been given clear instructions on how to respond swiftly and report all presumed cases of COVID-19 on the property to Jefferson Healthcare. We will be ready to provide support to our guests. Employees are instructed to stay home if they do not feel well and are instructed to contact a manager if they notice a coworker or guest with a cough, shortness of breath, or other known symptoms of COVID-19. Employees and guests who are exhibiting any of the symptoms of COVID-19 while at the property are instructed to immediately notify their manager (employees) or hotel reception (guests). At the time of this publication, we have had no cases of COVID-19 at the Old Alcohol Plant. Including our guests next door at Bayside Housing & Services.
Old Alcohol Plant employees are vital for an effective sanitation and health program.
Hand washing: Correct hygiene and frequent hand washing with soap and water is vital to help combat the spread of the virus. All Old Alcohol Plant employees have been instructed to wash their hands, or use hand sanitizer when a sink is not available after any of the following activities: using the restroom, sneezing, touching the face, blowing the nose, cleaning, sweeping, mopping, smoking, eating, drinking, entering and leaving the hotel, going on break and before or after starting a shift.
COVID-19 training: All employees receive training on COVID-19 safety and sanitation protocols with more comprehensive training for our teams with frequent guest contact, including housekeeping, food & beverage and reception.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Appropriate PPE is worn by all employees based on their role and responsibilities and in adherence to state and local regulations and guidance. Training on how to properly use and dispose of all PPE is mandatory and presented to every employee upon hire. Every employee entering the hotel will be provided a mask and required to wear that mask while on property. Gloves will be provided to employees whose responsibilities require them as determined by medical experts including kitchen staff, housekeeping and public area attendants in direct contact with guests.
Daily Pre-Shift & Timekeeping: All employee meetings are conducted using social distancing protocols. Hand sanitizer is available at the time clock location and employees are required to sanitize their hands after clocking in. Our management team will ensure constant communication and proper PPE and sanitation procedures are followed and updated per the latest expert guidance.
What you can expect as a guest at the Old Alcohol Plant and in Spirits Bar & Grill:
A hand sanitizer station will be available at the front entrance. Appropriate signage will also be prominently displayed throughout the property outlining suggestions on stopping the spread of germs. Guests will enter through the front lobby door that is automated. Guests requesting the luggage cart will be assisted and the bell cart will be sanitized after each guest is assisted.
Hotel guest elevators:
An employee will be present to sanitize the button panels at regular intervals. Please ride with the elevator with the people you came with.
Guest Sanitation Amenities:
Each guest will receive an amenity bag during check-in containing masks, hand sanitizer and information on COVID-19 awareness. A spray bottle of sanitizer or wipes will be provided in each guest room for guest use (subject to availability and stored out of reach of small children).
Cleaning Products and Protocols:
Old Alcohol Plant use cleaning products and protocols which meet EPA guidelines and are approved for use and effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne and blood borne pathogens. We are working with our vendors, distribution partners and suppliers to ensure an uninterrupted supply of these cleaning supplies and the necessary PPE.
Public Spaces and Communal Areas: The frequency of cleaning and sanitizing has been increased in all public spaces with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces including, but not limited to, front desk check-in counters, elevator, elevator buttons, elevator handrails, door handles, public restrooms, room keys and locks, gym equipment, dining surfaces and seating areas.
Guest Rooms: Industry leading cleaning and sanitizing protocols are used to clean guest rooms, with particular attention paid to high-touch items including television remote controls, toilet seats and handles, door and furniture handles, water faucet handles, nightstands, in-room control panels, light switches, alarm clocks, luggage racks and flooring.
Laundry: All bed linen and laundry will be changed and continue to be washed at a high temperature and in accordance with CDC guidelines. Dirty linen will be bagged in the guest room to eliminate excess contact while being transported to the laundry facility.
Back of house: The frequency of cleaning and sanitizing will also increase in high traffic back of house areas with an emphasis on employee entrances, loading docks, offices, kitchens, host podiums and front desk reception services.
Shared Equipment: Shared tools and equipment will be sanitized before, during and after each shift or anytime the equipment is transferred to a new employee. This includes phones, radios, computers and other communication devices, kitchen implements, engineering tools, cleaning equipment, time clocks and all other direct contact items used throughout the hotel. The use of shared food and beverage equipment in back of house office pantries (including shared coffee brewers) will be discontinued.
Room Recovery Protocol: In the event of presumptive case of COVID-19 the guest’s room will be removed from service and quarantined. The guest room will not be returned to service until case has been confirmed or cleared. In the event of a positive case, the room will only be returned to service after undergoing an enhanced and extensive sanitation protocol.
Air Filter and HVAC Cleaning: The frequency of air filter replacement and HVAC system cleaning has been increased and fresh air exchange will be maximized. Please know that each guest room has its own separate heating and cooling (if available) unit. This means that when you book a stay at the Old Alcohol Plant, you will not share any air with adjacent rooms or common spaces while enjoying time in your guest room or suite.
Social Distancing: Throughout the hotel we will meet or exceed state and local health authority guidelines on property social distancing.
Queuing: Any area where guests or employees’ queue will be clearly marked for appropriate social distancing. This includes check-in, check-out, elevators and dining.
Hotel Front Desk: Agents will utilize one workstation and only one agent will be working to ensure proper social distancing. Shift change social distancing protocols will be in place.
Restaurant and Bar: Spirits Bar & Grill has measures in place to ensure proper social distancing. We are utilizing our vast, newly remodeled restaurant and our vast outdoor seating. We will no longer be seating parties of more than 4 guests. On busy nights expect the host to seat you incrementally to ensure proper social distancing. Also expect your server to be wearing a mask to ensure your safety and theirs.
Meeting and Event Spaces: Meeting and banquet set-up arrangements will allow for social distancing between guests in all meetings and events based on CDC and state recommendations. Self-serve buffet style food service will be suspended and replaced by alternative service styles, until further notice.
Back of the house: Social distancing protocols will be used in shared office spaces and other high-density areas in order to ensure appropriate distancing between employees.