Covid-19 Update – Grand Palms Resort is Fully Open And Ready to Welcome You!
Updated: Aug 25
Updated 8/25 Hey, you! Yes you. We’ve missed you. We hope you and your loved ones have been safe during this challenging time. We're excited to announce that Grand Palms Resort is now fully open for business and ready to welcome you!
With the easing of restrictions in our area and the rise in numbers vaccinated, you will see many visitors not wearing a mask. And although masks are not required at the Resort, they are recommended if you've not been vaccinated, if you become sick (of course, please stay home if you're sick - we'd love to see you once you're well), or if you are still unconformable in crowds.
All area attractions, restaurants, and beaches are open for your enjoyment and may recommend or even require a mask upon entering their place of business. To be sure of their requirements, contact them directly.
As COVID-19 continues to present an issue in our community and around the nation, we are taking some steps to ensure that we limit the chance of the virus spreading within our Resort. See below:
Employees are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status when:
-In a guest facing area, such as the Front Desk, Indoor Pool, Activity Center, and Shuttles.
-In close contact with coworkers indoors (meetings, breaks, etc).
-In any situation where, proper social distancing cannot be achieved (in an office, conference room, or in line at the time clock, for example).
-In an occupied room or working in a room with someone else.
Employees are not required to wear a mask when:
-Outdoors- not interacting directly with a guest.
-In an area where proper social distancing can be achieved.
-In their own office or workspace alone.
-In an unoccupied room alone.
-Walking through hallways and other corridors.
Managers will limit in-person meetings and encourage social distancing in all departments as usual. Guests are recommended to wear masks regardless of vaccination status, but we are not requiring them to.
For Your Safety - COVID-19 Safety Measures That Are Still in Place
Cleanliness and Sanitation
We continue with our increased cleaning and disinfection in high-traffic areas such as handrails, benches, tables, handles, restrooms and more. Additionally, Grand Palms Resort has made hand sanitizer available in key areas. Guests are encouraged to use this while visiting.
Our housekeeping staff works tirelessly to make sure your vacation is clean and sanitary.
All linens (including bedspreads) are removed from the condo and sanitized by the laundering process.
All rooms and surfaces are cleaned with a hydrogen peroxide-based cleaner (a green natural anti-microbial cleaner) recommended by experts to be an effective deterrent against pathogens. “Of all the natural cleaning products out there, hydrogen peroxide disinfectant may be the most effective,” says infectious disease expert Amesh A. Adalja, M.D., senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.
Housekeepers then sanitize all surfaces with a proven, highly effective disinfectant that kills bacteria and pathogens including the SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
All dishes are run through the dishwasher on a high heat setting.
Our new carpet steamer heats water to 210 degrees – more than hot enough to kill any lingering baddies found in the carpeting or on the tile.
At final inspection, the housekeeping supervisor disinfects all surfaces once again, including light switches, doorknobs, etc. so the condo is clean, safe and ready for the next vacationer.
What You Can Do - Basic Safety Measures for Good Health
Whether it's COVID-19, the flu or avoiding the common cold, these tips are good reminders of what each of us can do to prevent illness.
Safe Wishes from Grand Palms Resort
Whether you decide to travel today or visit us sometime in the future, rest assured that we have your safety in mind. We are delighted to welcome you to vacation at Grand Palms Resort anytime. Here’s to a safe, healthy and happy future for all of us!