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 are working hard to ensure the safety of our guests and ourselves. We would like to share what we are doing in an effort 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 months since we have implemented the new guidelines too!

We actively researched proper protocols and processes and we believe that staying at a small facility is the “Better Way to Stay” . We have consulted 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. EPA approved cleaning and sanitizing protocols are in place to clean guest rooms and common areas with particular attention paid to high touch items

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

Clean Rooms

  • Bedspreads and accent pillows removed, only sheets & washable blankets.  Blankets washed every room change.  
  • Plastic covers on remotes, Room “decluttered”, all high touch surfaces (doorknobs, light switches, table tops, blinds, lamps, keys, etc) wiped down every day. Digital guest communications and resources including our texting app.
  • Air purifiers in each room and larger unit in common areas. These are advanced models, with 3 or 4 stage filtration, many are true HEPA purifiers, the standard tor air cleaning. They change the air 4-5x per hour.  We can run these continuously in guest rooms and the dining room. In addition, we have our original ozone generator/ uV light air purifiers and will run as a supplement.  We open the windows as often as possible too!  These efforts are intended to remove viruses, bacteria & allergens. 
  • Rooms locked after cleaning & disinfecting is completed
  • Keys disinfected and placed in zip loc bag for check in
  • All cleaners are temperature checked upon arrival for cleaning

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 have little pre-prepared food.  Changes: Distanced seating by couples, plexiglass barriers, individual coffee/ hot water pots/ cream & sugar,  and optional early/late seatings.  Further distant seating possible in the sitting area or outside on front porch, weather permitting. To-go continental breakfast bags available also with advance notice (as always). 
  • When we have 8 or more guests, we will have 2 seatings for breakfasts and will ask guests to choose 830a or 915a via our texting app.
  • 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
  • Important: Guest hand washing immediately before and after seating is highly recommended. 

Healthy Guests

  • 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,  We will not require this upon arrival unless mandated by guidelines.
  • We take and record our temperature every day and we are getting COVID tests to monitor our own health 
  • Guests are encouraged to bring whatever materials they regularly use, some of which we will stock, such as 
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Wipes
    • Masks & gloves
    • Personal water bottles

Hugs and Handshakes are temporarily being replaced with bright eyes and welcoming smiles. Our hearts go out to those who are infected with the virus and we pray for healing. 

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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