Coronavirus: Can I Travel to Miami? Which Measures are you Taking?

Yes, you can travel to Miami. As of morning, March 10th, there are no know cases here. Is it that the temperatures are too high for the virus or plain luck? Hard to tell, but in any case, Miami will get its fair share.

At Miami Vacation Rentals, we are taking precautionary measures:

• Our apartments are now extra sanitized. Counters and all other surfaces are specially cleaned with Clorox or other options, as recommended by the EPA.
• We clean and iron our towels and linen professionally, which means they are exposed to higher temperatures that when done at home or in the apartment.
• Our personnel will not shake hands or have any physical contact with guests. In any case, they sanitize their hands after each check-in.
• Our apartments do not have central air conditioning so that you do not get air from other units or guests, unlike most hotels.
• Our check-in personnel have a non-contact thermometer to check guests' temperature upon their arrival. Although this is not mandatory, the vast majority accepts and is pleased that we do it. In case of doubt, we proceed with extra sanitation and ozone cleaning.
• We have ozone machines that are placed in the apartments when we know an older person is going to check-in or when requested by guests. Since it takes two hours to operate plus one to dissipate, it can only be done when the apartment is empty the day before. In any case, some guests do not want those machines used in the condo they are going to occupy.

The Association in our Building is also working hard on cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces to avoid the spread of viruses.

Finally, we extend to our guests the WHO’s recommendations:

• Wash your hands frequently, especially when entering your apartment.
• Maintain an interpersonal distance of at least three feet/1 meter.
• Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
• Practice respiratory hygiene: cover your mouth with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.
• If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.
• Stay at home if you feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and a slight runny nose.

We want our guests to be and feel safe!