The Department of Business & Professional Regulation has approved the plans related to the reopening of vacation rentals in Sarasota and Manatee County’s counties.
As a reminder, as part of the governor’s full phase 1 reopening of Florida that was announced last week and made official by Executive Order 2020-123, all counties may seek approval to operate vacation rentals with a written request from the County Administrator and the county’s safety plan for vacation rental operation submitted to DBPR.
To help assist Florida counties with the development of their vacation rental reopen plans, DBPR has offered the following guidance:
Recommended Safety Measures
Effective May 18, 2020, the following measures are recommended as minimum standards for vacation rentals that are accepting reservations and guests for any length of stay:
- Maintain adequate time between the conclusion of a guest stay and the check-in of the next guest stay for appropriate cleaning and sanitation.
- Clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces in the property between each guest stay
- Wash all linens, dishware, and other service items available for use by guests between each guest rental.
- Provide sufficient soap and surface sanitation supplies for guests to utilize in the vacation rental property during the guest’s rental period.
- Ensure adequate safety protocols are in place and publicly displayed, in line with CDC guidance, regarding shared or multi-residence amenities such as pools, gyms, and other communal spaces.
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In addition to this guidance, Sarasota County has provided Recommendations for Property Owners and Managers.