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Accommodations in Telluride takes your safety very seriously. Our cleaning guidelines follow the CDC recommendations and industry Covid Cleaning Standards.

Follow these cleaning guidelines

Here are some guidelines to follow when cleaning your space between guests. If you work with a cleaning professional, instruct them to use this list, too.

1. Wear protective gear while you clean. Personal protective items like disposable gloves, aprons or gowns, and facial coverings (like homemade or purchased masks) can provide additional protection. Make sure to wash your hands immediately after removing gloves.

2. Ventilate rooms before you clean. The CDC recommends opening outside doors and windows and using ventilating fans to increase air circulation in the space before beginning to clean and sanitize. Learn more about how to properly ventilate before cleaning from the CDC.

3. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after each cleaning. Use soap and water, and wash for at least 20 seconds. If that’s not possible, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Learn more about proper hand washing

4. Clean, then sanitize. Use detergent or soap and water to remove dirt, grease, dust, and germs. Once the surface is clean, spray with a disinfectant. Let it stand for a few minutes, then wipe—and if you’re not using paper towels or disposable wipes, it’s best to use a new cleaning cloth for each guest.

5. Avoid touching your face while cleaning. To prevent the spread of germs, the CDC recommends not touching your face, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands—so pay extra attention when cleaning.

6. Use the right disinfectant. Most common household disinfectants registered by the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as cleaning solutions with diluted household bleach or at least 70% alcohol, are believed to be effective against the coronavirus. Pay special attention to frequently touched surfaces, like light switches, doorknobs, remote controls, and faucet handles. (See our full list of surfaces to sanitize at the bottom of the page.)

7. Don’t forget about sofas, rugs, drapes, and other soft, porous surfaces. Carefully remove any visible dirt or grime, then clean with the appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces. If possible, machine-wash items according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

8. Wash all linens at the highest heat setting recommended by the manufacturer. That includes bed sheets, mattress covers, hand and bath towels, kitchen towels, and blankets. Remember to wear gloves when handling dirty laundry, and take care to avoid shaking laundry, which could increase the spread of germs.

9. Clean and sanitize laundry baskets and hampers. If possible, consider using a liner that is either disposable or that you can throw into the washing machine.

10. Empty the vacuum cleaner after every cleaning. You should wipe down the vacuum cleaner with disinfectant, along with appliances like your dishwasher and washing machine.

11. While restocking your supplies, take a moment to check expiration dates. And remember to never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleaning solution that can release toxic gases that are dangerous to inhale.

12. Line trash cans. Placing bags into trash bins will make it easier to dispose of tissues and other waste.

13. Dispose of or wash your cleaning supplies. If you’re using paper towels, disinfectant wipes, and other disposable cleaning supplies, take the trash out after you’re done. If you’re using cleaning cloths and other reusable products, make sure to machine-wash them at the highest heat setting appropriate for the material.

14. Safely remove any cleaning gear. When you’re done cleaning, immediately remove any protective outerwear like gowns, gloves, or masks, and dispose of them or wash accordingly. Remember to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds afterwards.

Latest News:

San Miguel County Health Orders June 1, 2020

Face Mask Regulations Town of Telluride

The Five Commitments

Accommodations in Telluride would  like to keep everyone informed about the latest updates for Telluride and more broadly, San Miguel County.  San Miguel County is the official Public Health Organization for our area, including Mountain Village, Telluride, Sawpit, Norwood, Ophir and all the surrounding rural areas encompassed by the County.

Please check back frequently as the information changes often.  We care about our community, guests, local staff, and we want everyone to be super informed about what to expect as we move through time.

Posted on: May 18, 2020

Updated Cancellation Policy:

For the Spring/Summer/Fall of 2020, as long as the Region is OPEN for travel, the cancellation policy is more lax due to the uncertainties. We realize you require more flexibility when making travel plans. We are now taking the first payment of 33% at the time of booking, and the second payment will be taken 21 days before your arrival. .Once booked, there are no change fees and flexible credits will be offered toward future stays. We hope this provides you with more peace-of-mind when considering your next stay with Accommodations in Telluride.

Posted on: May 18, 2020

Telluride Face Masks Emergency Ordinance May 12, 2020

An emergency ordinance of the town council of the town of Telluride, Colorado adopting a public health order and emergency ordinance of the town of Telluride, Colorado for the preservation of health, peace and safety, the promotion of health and the suppression of disease requiring all persons to wear face coverings upon entering, and at all times while remaining inside of, an indoor and enclosed place of business that is open to the public and when using any form of public transportation and imposing specific penalties for violations of this emergency ordinance and declaring an emergency.

Click to read full ordinance

Posted on: May 4, 2020

Face Masks Help Prevent Spread of COVID-19

Department of Public Health and Environment


Face Masks Help Prevent Spread of COVID-19

CONTACT: Susan Lilly, Public Information Officer, San Miguel County

970-729-2028    Email Susan Lilly

(May 4, 2020) — San Miguel County, CO – County Public Health Officials are reminding everyone of the importance of wearing face masks when outside the home.

Research shows that even people who have no symptoms can spread COVID-19.

“Wearing a face mask protects both you and others. By covering your mouth and nose you prevent the spread of droplets that carry COVID,” Dr. Sharon Grundy, County Medical Officer said.

It is especially important for vulnerable individuals to wear facial coverings in public places.

It is not necessary to keep face masks on when engaging in outdoor activities while maintaining physical distancing of at least 6 feet.

“If you’re going for a walk or a run and have enough space between others, you do not need to keep your mask on,” Public Health Director Grace Franklin said. “But if you’re hiking a single track and passing people with minimal clearance, wear your mask.”

Studies show on average a person touches his/her face 250 times per day. Health officials say to avoid touching your face to help prevent infection.

Current public health orders mandate:

  • All retail employers (critical and non-critical) must provide appropriate face coverings (and gloves, if applicable) to employees.
  • Employees without face coverings should not perform tasks that require engagement with the public or co-workers.
  • Businesses should encourage customers to use facial coverings when on business premises.
  • Services with close personal contact such as hairdressers and massage therapists must wear face coverings and gloves at all times, or, if wearing gloves is not appropriate, implement meticulous hand-washing.
  • Limited healthcare settings such as physical therapists must wear medical-grade masks and gloves at all times. Administrative personnel must wear a face covering (cloth if necessary) and may be removed when physical distancing is greater than six feet (such as working in a private office).


  • Be clean and in good repair.
  • Fit snugly, but comfortably against the side of the face.
  • Be secure.
  • Include multiple layers of fabric.
  • Allow for breathing without restriction.
  • Be able to be laundered frequently (unless disposable).


  • Have anything hanging off the facial covering that would create a food safety hazard.
  • Have holes or tears.
  • Be shared with others.


  • Store your masks with personal items.
  • Wash your hands before and after putting a facial covering in place.
  • Do not touch the facial covering again until you remove it.
  • Masks should be positioned so that there is no need to adjust or otherwise touch the face frequently.
  • If your mask becomes soiled or hard to breathe through, you should remove and not wear again until laundered.
  • Remove your mask to eat and drink and if it is still in good repair, you may continue to use it.
  • Children under 2 years of age should not wear masks.

“Please, wear your face mask not only to protect yourself, but for the sake of your loved ones, your neighbors, and your community.” Franklin said.


For Coronavirus info and email alerts Visit San Miguel County site

The Order in Place as of May 1, 2020 Is as follows:

Posted on: May 1, 2020

San Miguel County Announces New Public Health Order

Board of County Commissioners


San Miguel County Announces New Public Health Order 

“Safer at Home” will start the process of reopening some businesses while maintaining best practices for health and safety purposes

CONTACT: Kiera Skinner, Public Information Specialist, San Miguel County


(May 1, 2020) — San Miguel County, CO — San Miguel County officials approved a new public health order that will go into effect at 12:00 a.m. on May 2 through midnight on May 31. The order is aligned with the state’s, with county specific modifications made. The “Safer at Home” order will mark the beginning of the process to slowly reopen businesses to stimulate the economy, while prioritizing the health and safety of employees and the community.

“We look forward to entering this phased approach of reopening businesses, and appreciate the community’s support and compliance as we move through this thoughtful process, said San Miguel County Manager Mike Bordogna. “Working together and taking the proper safety measures will ensure that we are moving forward through these phases rather than taking a step back.”

In Phase One of “Safer at Home”, county residents are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible, and avoid unnecessary social interactions. Residents should continue to wear face masks in public and practice physical distancing of at least six feet apart. County-wide travel restrictions continue to be in place, and travel into and around San Miguel County is limited to local residents only. The county will open up travel into the county for regional employees in Phase Two of “Safer at Home”, which will be considered later in the month based on the four main heath criteria, which are outlined in the new order. The “Stay at Home” order is still in effect for vulnerable populations for health and safety reasons.

Based on the new order, the following sectors can resume operations if they meet the requirements as outlined in the public health order by following best practices, which are detailed on the San Miguel County website.

Saturday, May 2

  • Non-critical retail (previously called non-essential) may resume in-person services if they meet the requirements outlined in the order and follow best practices as well as offer guidance to the public about social distancing, provide face masks to employees, and encourage customers to wear masks. Retailers are to operate at a reduced staff level of 50%, and must limit traffic to ensure customers have six feet of space between each other.
  • Personal services can open if they are implementing best practices and following the protocol as outlined above for retail. Personal services include hairstylists, barbers, cosmetologists, estheticians, nail technicians, massage therapists, pastoral services, personal training, and dog grooming. A complete list of personal services can be found in the updated order on the county website.
  • Landscaping and construction requirements have been updated to align more with the state, and will allow businesses to increase their number of local employees if needed as long as they adhere to all other requirements while following physical distancing, sanitizing, use of masks, etc. All construction and landscaping businesses will need to complete a Registration Form available on the San Miguel County Coronavirus webpage on the Resources for Businesses page.
  • Field services can resume operation through local businesses inside the county. Field services are defined as a service that is being provided out in the field as opposed to a company property and includes real estate (no open houses allowed), lawn care, house cleaning, electrical, plumbing, etc.
  • Limited healthcare services including dental services, acupuncture, physical therapy, optometry services, etc. can be conducted with 10 or fewer people at a single location at a maximum of 50% occupancy for the location with physical distancing requirements in place.
  • Restaurants and bars may continue offering takeout and curbside service, however no dining inside or outside is permitted.

Monday, May 4 

  • Offices can reopen at 50% reduced in-person staffing capacity if best practices are being implemented to protect the health and safety of employees. Businesses are encouraged to allow employees to continue telecommuting at higher levels if possible.

“All approved businesses that are considering reopening must do their due diligence and take time to read through the order to ensure they are following guidelines for their specific sector and conducting best practices,” said Public Health Director Grace Franklin.

The following sectors are listed in the state’s order, but are not included in the San Miguel County order and not approved to operate under the current order: 

  • Gyms, including facilities within apartment or condominium complexes.
  • Childcare facilities other than babysitting.
  • Short term lodging.

Public Health will reassess the impact of the new order in two weeks and possibly loosen restrictions based on metrics and resources.

For detailed information for each sector’s guidelines and safety protocols, go to the San Miguel County website

For up to date coronavirus information visit: San Miguel County Coronavirus update page

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