Committed to Your Well-Being: COVID-19 Protocols
*** UPDATED FEBRUARY 2022 ***
We are committed to protecting all who visit Origins B&B. This commitment includes not just physical protection, but also protection against food-borne illness, information loss, and the transmission of pathogens such as COVID-19.
During this COVID-19 pandemic, we have implemented enhanced safety protocols, designed with guidance from state and local officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which comply with the highest industry standards.
Here is a summary of activities and devices that we have implemented to help protect you - and us - from COVID-19 transmission.
On February 25, 2022, the CDC advised that their "COVID-19 Community Level" rating system be used to guide the preventative steps that should be taken, based upon each community's latest new case rates, hospital admission rates, and hospital capacity. We will advise (but not require) that MASKS BE WORN in common areas within our home whenever Yavapai County's Community Level is HIGH. Because the Community Level rating may change (up or down), we will advise you upon arrival as to whether masks are warranted. So please bring your masks along ... just in case!
Your hosts are fully vaccinated, but will continue to wear a mask when our Community Level is HIGH.
Hand Washing & Sanitizing
Hot water circulates to all water faucets, so you will always have instantly hot water to wash your hands. You will also find hands-free dispensers of hand sanitizer in many locations around the B&B. And as we prepare and present your breakfast, we follow AZ food-handling guidelines, which includes proper hand sanitation.
Our enhanced cleaning protocols use UV Sterilization between guests, to ensure that all areas within a room are sanitized. This process uses a machine that emits UV-C light to kill bacteria and viruses.
Our laundering facility uses Ozone to clean bedding, towels and robes. Electricity is used to split oxygen molecules, turning O2 into O3; infused into water, this Aqueous Ozone is used to sanitize, clean and kill 99.999% of harmful bacteria. (It quickly reverts back to its original form of oxygen.)
We provide a touch-free experience whenever possible; when we cannot, we sanitize between guests using sanitizing solutions or copper-infused fabric. (Copper is a natural antimicrobial agent.)
Guest Room Air Circulation
Each guest room has its own mini-split air conditioning unit, and is segregated from the main house by a (stylish) exterior door with close-fitting seals - which means that air is not distributed from one guest room to another. You can rest comfortably in your room, knowing others' germs are not entering your space.
Our house is BIG, with lots of room to relax in. Guest rooms are 500-700 sqft, with room to lounge. Each room has its own private patio or deck, with more room to lounge.
Our property is BIG, totaling 4.5 acres, with over an acre of landscaped yard, where you will find several seating areas from which you may enjoy the great views. Guests may also gather around the fireplace in the spacious patio just outside the Great Room.
At Breakfast, we seat couples/groups separately, at least 6 feet apart. Dining in one's own bedroom or patio is also an option!
The COVID-19 situation remains fluid. We will communicate any safety protocol updates as they arise.