Friday, 3 Jul 2020

How do you know if your hotel room is really clean amid coronavirus?


It’s almost impossible to find a hotel that hasn’t introduced a new sanitation program, promising its rooms are squeaky clean and will be coronavirus-free. How do you know if your hotel room is really clean?



a person standing next to a sink: Janitor cleaning sink in hotel room


© Make sure to wipe down frequently-touched surfaces like the bathroom sink and toilet, desks, etc.
Janitor cleaning sink in hotel room


“It’s difficult to distinguish between legitimate cleaning efforts and public relations,” says Sheryl Kline, a professor at the University of Delaware who has researched hotel hygiene. “Anyone can do a visual inspection, and it can look clean. Just because it looks clean does not necessarily mean that it is clean.”  

Hotels have standard room-cleaning practices, which have been upgraded since the pandemic. But there is no universally accepted way to clean a hotel guest room, says Kline.


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