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COVID-19 Updates

Stay Small, Stay Safe, Stay Inn

The Christopher Dodge House has always been committed to the safety and well-being of our guests and staff. While Rhode Island continues to make progress in the fight against COVID-19 we want to make sure you feel comfortable about your stay at our bed and breakfast. Since we’re a small property, that means fewer guests, hence the phrase Stay Small, Stay Safe, Stay Inn!

Below are some of the protocols that we have put in place, to help put your mind at ease during your stay.

Travelers Arriving in Rhode Island

For up-to-date information on traveling to/ from Rhode Island, please visit the Rhode Island Department of Health COVID-19 Information webpage.

 

Mask Guidelines

Effective Friday, February 11, 2022, Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health have lifted the statewide mask mandates. Masks and/ or proof of vaccination are no longer required indoors.

 

Check-in, Check-out, and Guest Expectations

  • Our check-in process will be in person while keeping a 3’ distance.
  • Guests will be given a socially distanced tour and brought to their room.
  • Check-out will be contactless. Upon departing, we ask guests to leave the key in the doorknob of their room or the key basket on the office door. A receipt will be emailed to you.
  • Guests who are experiencing or have been exposed to another person with any symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days should contact us to reschedule their stay for a later date.

 

Enhanced Housekeeping

  • We are using disinfectants and sanitizers approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization
  • Guest rooms will not receive daily housekeeping service unless requested. We are happy to provide you with fresh towels or other room amenities by request.
  • Hand sanitizers are provided throughout the property.
  • Weather permitting, we will leave windows open in between stays to increase airflow and sunshine.
  • We’ve increased the overall frequency of cleaning and sanitizing common areas.

 

Food & Beverage Service

  • Breakfast service will be offered from 7:30-9:30 AM during the week and 8:00-10:00 AM during the weekend. We are currently using a breakfast time card system to avoid crowding in the dining room during the pandemic.
    • Upon arrival, guests will be asked to choose a breakfast time card from our pegboard located outside the office. Breakfast time cards for the following day will be available on the pegboard after breakfast each day. There is 1 card per room with 14 cards available. This is a first-come basis. We cannot hold/ guarantee any time cards.Time slots are as follows;

      Monday – Friday:
      7:30, 7:30, 7:45, 8:00, 8:00, 8:15, 8:30, 8:30, 8:45, 9:00, 9:00, 9:15, 9:30, 9:30

      Saturday & Sunday:
      8:00, 8:00, 8:15, 8:30, 8:30, 8:45, 9:00, 9:00, 9:15, 9:30, 9:30, 9:45, 10:00, 10:00

  • We will still be offering a hot breakfast option along with the continental.
  • Guest may enjoy their breakfast in either the dining room, the sitting room, the outdoor patio area (weather permitting), or of course, in their room.
  • The use of our Keurig and hot water kettle are available for guest use 24 hours a day. We have provided disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer to be used before and after use.

 

A Healthy Workplace

  • Staff is responsible for maintaining 3 feet of social distance between guests by all means possible.
  • Continue to practice frequent hand washing and sanitizing especially when in contact with guests and their personal belongings.
  • Staff will monitor their own health and temperature checks.

Updated: March 9, 2022

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