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Collier County Submits Amended Short-Term Vacation Rental Safety Plan

Post Date:05/26/2020 5:05 PM

Collier County Submits Amended Short-Term Vacation Rental Safety Plan

 

Based on direction from the Collier County Board of County Commissioners at its meeting on May 26, 2020 (today), Collier County Manager Leo Ochs, Jr. submitted an amended Vacation Rental Safety Plan for Collier County to Department of Professional Regulation (DBPR) Secretary Halsey Beshears for approval.   

 

The amended plan (in its entirety below) removes the restriction that reservations and stays will be allowed for Florida residents only and states that vacation rental reservations made with guests from areas identified by the Governor as high risk, through Executive Orders (currently EO 20-82 New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and EO 20-86 Louisiana), must be for periods longer than the quarantine period established in that Order.  Guests occupying those vacation rentals must adhere to the quarantine restrictions or be subject to established criminal and civil penalties.  

 The plan also states that reservations from international travelers will not be accepted.  In the event the Governor issues subsequent Orders addressing vacation rentals and/or “hot spots” in the U.S., those restrictions shall be incorporated into the plan.

 The effective date for the proposed plan is today.

 

Collier County

Short-Term Vacation Rental Safety Plan

 To allow short-term vacation rental reservations and the acceptance of arriving guests in Collier County, beginning May 26, 2020, the following plan will be implemented.  This plan will be reviewed weekly and updated as needed.

 Reservations.

  1.  

    • Any vacation rental reservations made with guests from areas identified by the Governor as high risk, through Executive Orders (currently EO 20-82 New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and EO 20-86 Louisiana), must be for periods longer than the quarantine period established in that Order.  Guests occupying those vacation rentals must adhere to the quarantine restrictions or be subject to established criminal and civil penalties. 
    • Reservations from international travelers will not be accepted.
    • In the event the Governor issues subsequent Orders addressing vacation rentals and /or “hot spots” in the U.S., those restrictions shall be incorporated into the plan.

       

  2. Health and Safety of Guests.

     

  3. Cleanliness of the Property.

     

    • All Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) sanitation guidelines must be followed: 61C-3.001 Sanitation and Safety Requirements of the transient lodging statutes.
    • CDC related guidelines that are for public spaces, businesses, schools and homes must be followed which expand upon the State of Florida DBPR requirements for safety and sanitation for all lodging.
    • Extra time must be allowed for enhanced cleaning procedures to take place between stays based upon the use of CDC cleaning and sanitization procedures.
    • All frequently touched surfaces on the property shall be cleaned and disinfected between each guest stay.
    • All linens, dishware, and other service items available for use by guests shall be washed between each guest rental.
    • Sufficient soap and surface sanitation supplies for guests to utilize in the vacation rental property during the guest’s rental period.

 

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