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COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response

Johnson’s Beach stays ahead of the crowd

Johnson’s Beach always puts our guests first! Reopening Johnson’s Beach requires us to move forward together to slow the spread and reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. In light of Sonoma County Guidelines, we will be imposing capacity limits on the size and scale of gatherings at Johnson’s Beach in 2020. Reducing exposure to yourself and others is a shared responsibility. When coming to Johnson’s Beach, please observe the following personal responsibilities and guidance so we can all have a safe, healthy, and enjoyable summer.

Your Personal Responsibilities

  • Please do not come to Johnson’s Beach if you are sick.
  • Please stay home if anyone in your group has a fever or any other symptoms of Covid-19. We reserve the right to cancel any reservation if anyone in your party displays signs of Covid-19.
  • Wear face coverings when you are within 6-feet of another individual, a Johnson’s Beach crew member, or in a close public space.
  • Please practice social and physical distancing when checking-in & checking-out, while on the property, and when working with any member of our crew.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Bring hand sanitizer.
  • Practice prevention hygiene, such as hand sanitizer and other daily habits to reduce exposure and transmission.
  • Follow our rules and the directions of our Staff & Managers.

Our Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocols

Johnson’s is doing its part by implementing CDC Guidelines best practices on all parts of our business lines in 2020. Our crew members will be wearing face masks and gloves when working in close contact with guests to protect you and themselves. We expect you to wear a mask when working directly with our crew members.

We have named a “Cleaning and Disinfecting Coordinator” to oversee our 2020 COVID-19 Cleaning Program. This position will manage Johnson’s entire Cleaning Program, including cleaning and disinfecting protocols, personal protective equipment, Staff training, and supplies, storage, and transfer of cleaning EPA-approved products. Additionally, we have developed written protocols and daily checklists when cleaning and disinfecting our Beach equipment/rentals and in our Campground and Cabins.

On the Beach

We have created an entirely Touchless Check-In Process. We have implemented 10-foot “spots” that are 8-feet apart from each other. Each spot comes with an umbrella as part of our effort to promote physical distancing on the beach. The circles are visual reminders to stay safe and keep physical distance from other beachgoers. The idea is to help people maintain an 8-foot distance from those not in their household. Guests will have plenty of room to stretch out without getting too close to their neighbors.  

Beach Equipment & Rentals

Our 2020 Cleaning Plan requires us to spray and wipe down every piece of beach rental equipment every day after each guest use and let each piece of equipment rest outside overnight.  

Canoes, Kayaks, Oars, Paddles – after each return

Treatment:

    1. Sprayed with an EPA-recommended diluted bleach solution (5 Tbsp. Bleach per 1-gallon of water) 
    2. Wiped individually after each use.
    3. Set to dry overnight before the next use. 

Life jackets, Beach Chairs, Umbrella stands – after each return

Treatment:

    1. Sprayed with an EPA-recommended 70% Isopropyl alcohol 
    2. Wiped individually after each use.
    3. Set to dry overnight before the next use. 

Beach Bathrooms  

We will clean our Beach Bathrooms on a regular cleaning schedule 3 times/day with a checklist and signature of the cleaner required. Toilets and bowls will be sprayed individually and wiped with a cloth using an EPA-recommended diluted bleach solution (5 Tbsp. Bleach per 1-gallon water). Countertops, door handles, and paper dispensers will be spayed individually and wiped with a cloth using 70% Isopropyl alcohol.

In the Campground and Cabins

We have created an entirely Touchless Check-In Process. It has been expedited for minimal contact with our Camp Hosts. On the morning of your expected arrival, the final payment on the invoice automatically is processed to the credit used for the initial booking. A welcome packet with your name will be posted on the bulletin board at the front of the camp office. In it, you will find:

  • Your parking pass
  • A map of the campground

Arrivals and Departures

  • Daily Check-in is 3:00 p.m.
  • Daily Check-out is 11:00 a.m.

Cabin Guests

You can rest assured that your cabin will be a safe, clean, and thoroughly sanitized place for you and your loved ones upon your arrival. We implement a cleaning protocol with a checklist for each cabin used by our housekeeping crew. This protocol is performed and signed for by our team after each guest stays. The protocol includes a deep-clean, sanitization, and air-dry process for each cabin.  

You can expect your linens to be clean and fresh. We will sanitize all high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, toilets, faucets, bedside tables, kitchenettes, and sinks. Non-porous surfaces will be sprayed individually and wiped with a cloth using an EPA-recommended diluted bleach solution (5 Tbsp. Bleach per 1-gallon water). Porous surfaces will be spayed individually and wiped with a cloth using 70% Isopropyl alcohol.  Freshly cleaned linens, including duvet covers, sheets, pillowcases, mattress covers, etc will be in place when guests check-in.

In 2020, certain cabin guests may be asked to delay their arrival to allow additional cleaning and resting time between guests. You may receive an email informing you of our request to delay your arrival for safety purposes. We are communicating with each guest individually should this arise.

Campground Guests

Your Campsite

We ask you to be prepared for individual responsibility during your stay. All visitors should be prepared to be as self-contained and self-sufficient as possible. For example, arrive prepared with your own soap, surface disinfectant supplies, hand sanitizer, paper towels/hand towels. Bring your own first aid supplies, and other items needed for outdoor recreation whenever possible. Visitors should bring plastic cloths for picnic tables that can be reused and taken back home for washing. To ensure physical distancing can be maintained, visitors should set up their own campsite and picnic sites that host people from different households.

At the end of each guest visit, our crew will sanitize each picnic table at each campsite using the EPA-recommended bleach solution, and the picnic table will be allowed to air dry outside in the sun for a minimum period of time.

Garbage – Pack It In & Pack It Out

Our goal would be zero waste (in a perfect world). Guests are encouraged to pack out what they pack in, wherever possible. This will minimize the amount of trash our crew must interact with and dispose of as this can be a source or viral contamination. With that said, we will collect waste daily at 12:00 noon, 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. At each collection, our Staff will sanitize each garbage can handle.

Camp Bathrooms and Camp Sink/Laundry Room  

The bathrooms will not require keys nor a key deposit in 2020. The doors will be propped open and will remain so throughout the day. Although our restrooms will be cleaned and sanitized many times each day, when using these facilities, please be careful not to rest any of your items on the counters, etc. (such as toothbrushes). We recommend you bring a zip lock bag to store the things you need. 

All visitors should be prepared to be as self-contained and self-sufficient as possible. For example, arrive prepared with your own soap, surface disinfectant supplies, hand sanitizer, paper towels/hand towels, and toilet paper. It is also advisable to bring disinfecting wipes to clean up before and after the use of shared facilities. Bring your own first aid supplies, and other items needed for outdoor recreation whenever possible. 

We will be performing routine cleaning in our Camp Bathrooms, and Laundry/Sink on a regular cleaning schedule 3 times/day focusing on high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, toilets, faucets, and sinks. Non-porous surfaces will be sprayed individually and wiped with a cloth using an EPA-recommended diluted bleach solution (5 Tbsp. Bleach per 1-gallon water). Porous surfaces will be spayed individually and wiped with a cloth using 70% Isopropyl alcohol.

Group Picnic Area

The group picnic area is available to all cabin and campground guests. It should be used by one group at a time only. You may request to reserve the area for your group on a first-come, first-served basis. The area will be cleaned and sanitized using the recommended bleach solution and allowed to rest between reservations for safety purposes.

Additional Safety Measures

  • We have named a “Cleaning and Disinfecting Coordinator” to oversee our 2020 COVID-19 Cleaning Program.  
  • We have a Written Plan.
  • The health of our crew members is carefully monitored. We perform a health check with each crew member at the beginning of every shift. 
  • We ask if they are symptom-free of COVID-19 symptoms.  
  • Have them declare if they are fit to work.  
  • We take and record our crew members’ temperatures on their temperatures on their timesheets.
  • We use and store products only on the EPA-recommended list.
  • We use disinfectants responsibly and appropriately according to the label. 
  • We always wear gloves appropriate for the chemicals being used when cleaning and disinfecting. 
  • We properly label our cleaning products.
  • We store and transfer our cleaning products according to the label and EPA guideline

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