Christopher Dodge House

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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 Monday, December 20, 2021, a temporary indoor mask mandate will be put in place by Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee. Indoor masking is required unless you are able to show proof of vaccination. For proof of vaccination, the original card, a photo of the card, or an app component can be satisfactory. This will be checked upon arrival at the front desk.

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.
  • All guests who are NOT fully vaccinated are required to wear face coverings while inside common areas of the building at all times. (as of May 18, 2021)
  • Guests are responsible for maintaining 3 feet of social distance between other guests and staff members by all means possible.
  • 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.
  • Disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer 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 AM during the weekend. You will be asked to choose a seating time on the day of your check-in and for additional days of your stay.
  • We will be offering a hot breakfast option along with the continental.
  • Guest may enjoy their breakfast in either the dining room (tables are spaced accordingly), the sitting room, the outdoor patio area (weather permitting), or of course, in their room. Masks are required (unless you have shown proof of vaccination) in the dining room except while actively eating or drinking.
  • 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 who are NOT fully vaccinated are required to wear face coverings at all times. Disposable gloves will be worn while handling food.
  • Staff is responsible for maintaining 3 feet of social distance between other staff members and 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: December 20, 2021

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