Flag House Inn

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Controlling COVID-19

We are following government guidelines & industry best practices

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To our guests, those planning a stay in Annapolis, and our friends:

We have been working hard to ensure the safety of our guests and ourselves. We would like to share what we are doing to keep you safe while visiting our property. We are a small, family owned business, we live on site and we have always been very meticulous about the cleaning and disinfecting of our home, guest rooms and common areas.

You can read our guest comments in Trip Advisor & Google . We have received overwhelmingly positive reviews in the two years since we implemented these new guidelines. 

We consult many resources such as CDC, OSHA, Lodging & Restaurant association guidelines and best practices from other small lodging establishments.  We are signatories of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) “Safe Stay” guidelines. in addition we are closely monitoring and following national, state and local advisories.

On this page we are sharing many of our procedures so that, along with your own safe practices, we can continue to avoid the virus and have a restful and fun stay at the Flag House Inn, and around Annapolis. 

2022 NOTE: With the variants coming and going, we have been adjusting the policies  up and down and back up again, and down again, based on local health reporting numbers on cases and positivity. We’ll advise of current state of our policies at check in.

Clean Rooms

  • We only use washable bedding, everything on the bed goes through the laundry in between every guest stay.  
  • Plastic covers on remotes, Room “decluttered”, all high touch surfaces (doorknobs, light switches, table tops, blinds, lamps, keys, etc) wiped down. 
  • Digital guest communications and resources including our texting app.
  • Air purifiers in each room and larger units in common areas. These are advanced models, with 3 or 4 stage true HEPA filtration, the highest standard for air cleaning. They change the air 4-5x per hour.  We run these continuously in guest rooms and the dining room. We open the windows as often as possible too!  These efforts are intended to remove viruses, bacteria & allergens. 
  • Rooms are locked after cleaning & disinfecting is completed
  • Guests have option of “no touch” or “high touch” during their stay.

Clean Bathroom

  • Disinfectant products used on hard surfaces 
  • All fixtures (sink, shower, toilet, etc) cleaned and disinfected, all high touch surfaces wiped down 
  • Wash your hands! Liquid soap at sink, Bar soap & pump dispensers for shower, disposable drinking cups. Consider bringing a refillable water bottle 

Healthy Breakfast

  • We continue to personally prepare and serve our hot cooked breakfast for which we are well known.   We offer early/late seatings across two tables to help spread out people in our dining room. To-go continental breakfast bags available also with advance notice (as always).  We ask guests to choose their seating time via our texting app.  
  • We may have limited seating and plexiglass dividers in place during your stay depending on current case rate
  • We follow restaurant guidelines/best practices from authorities and industry. 
  • We are regularly inspected by Anne Arundel County Dept of Health and we have been trained by National Restaurant Association “Serv-Safe” training
  • Guest hand washing immediately before and after seating is highly recommended. 

Healthy Guests

  • We will advise masking policy based on current case rate.  The policy will apply to all guests regardless of vaccination status.
  • We include our advisories and expectations in our guest communications (terms & conditions, reservation confirmations & reminders)
  • Public areas have liquid soap for hand washing & hand sanitizer.
  • We have the capability to take your temperature.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring whatever materials they regularly use, some of which we will stock, such as hand sanitizer, masks and personal water bottles

If you’re not feeling well please stay home, take care of yourself and seek medical attention if necessary.

We are signatories of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) Safe Stay Initiative

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