In May 2020, Airbnb will launch the cleaning guidelines (COVID-free) based on insight and recommendations from US General Surgeon Dr. Vivek Murti and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will help to protect yourself and other guests from Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Of course, the cleanliness has always been top of mind for hosts and all guests. But in the current situation, it’s not enough. According to the recommendations, all homeowners wait 24 hours before entering a space occupied by the previous guest, who may have been exposed to the COVID-19. And then carry out cleaning and disinfection of housing.
All owners will get cleaning guidelines to follow when cleaning their space between guests. Airbnb will recommend cleaning products, will explain how to sanitize. It will be a good idea to mention about extra care to disinfect hosing due to COVID-19 in listing description. A full list of cleaning guidelines can be found here.
Airbnb understands that not all owners will be able to follow new all cleaning guidelines, and offers an alternative option – to wait 72 hours between reservations. According to research by the National Institute of Health, the COVID-19 dies on the surface of objects during this period of time.
But Airbnb has not answered about the compensation the cost of purchasing cleaning products and personal protection to the owners.
Recall you, that the spread of coronavirus has led to a fall in demand for short-term housing. At the beginning of April, Reuters and Financial Times said, that Airbnb decreased its cost estimate by 16% to 20 billion USD.
Source: DOM live