COVID-19 Procedures and Updates

Find research-backed guidance to help you keep your space clean and limit the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Procedures and Updates

Find research-backed guidance to help you keep your space clean and limit the spread of COVID-19.

Why a clean space matters

Now more than ever, guests and hosts care about having a clean space. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the coronavirus can spread by surface contact. But there’s additional precautions you can take to help guests stay safe during bookings. We’ve compiled research to provide the following guidelines to help you reduce the spread of infection. These guidelines are meant to help you and your guests stay safe, but your local and state officials may require additional measures to be taken.

Our cleaning standard

Every host is required to do the following prior to each booking:

  • Sweep, mop, vacuum and clean the space

  • Supply a hand washing station with soap, warm water, and paper towels or hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol

  • Clean common areas allowing guest access including bathrooms, kitchens, and entrances

  • Collect and clean dishes, silverware, and other provided host amenities, if applicable

  • Remove garbage and add new lining to cans

Enhanced COVID-19 measures

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these are measures you can take to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Cleaning

You can limit the spread of COVID-19 through surface contact by doing the following:

  • Clean and disinfect the space in accordance with CDC guidelines

  • Disinfect high touch surfaces and shared amenities

  • Properly clean or remove soft, porous materials

  • Hire a licensed professional cleaner between bookings

  • Space bookings apart to allow for enhanced cleaning

Protective gear and hygiene

To help limit the spread of COVID-19 while your guests are on site, you can provide:

  • Disinfecting wipes

  • Disinfecting spray and paper towels

  • Disposable gloves

  • Disposable masks

  • Hand sanitizer

Physical distance

Helping guests maintain distance can also help. Here’s what you can do:

  • Limit capacity based on state and local guidelines

  • Increase access to outdoor air ventilation

  • Install HEPA-certified air filters

  • Let guests know you have outdoor space

  • Reconfigure space to allow for physical distance

Signage

Posting educational information will keep guests informed. Here’s what you can add to your space:

  • Six-foot markers on the floors in common areas

  • Arrows in narrow passages for bi-directional traffic

  • A detailed checklist of your updated cleaning procedure

  • COVID-19 guest guideline printouts

Coming Soon

Rewards for extra precautions

We want to make it easy for guests to find hosts who’ve taken extra precautions. If you implement at least one of the measures per the topics above, your listing will:
Appear under the Enhanced COVID-19 Measures search filter
Have the Enhanced COVID-19 Measures badge in search results

Adjusting your cleaning fee

As you know, Peerspace allows hosts to charge a cleaning fee for each booking. You can always add or change your fee to support any additional enhanced measures.

Change fee

Additional COVID-19 resources

FAQs

Should I make arrangements to clean the space for bookings that span multiple days?

If the attendees are changing from day to day or you are re-entering the space for any reason, you’ll need to clean every day. Make sure to communicate clearly with your guests so you can create a plan.

How can I keep track of my cleaning?

We’ve created a few checklists to help you keep track. The first checklist will help you take the proper steps to clean. The second checklist you can share with guests to let them know what additional measures you’ve taken.

How can I document that I have properly cleaned the space? 

In addition to recording your procedure on the checklists listed above, you can also take time-stamped photos of the space after you’re done cleaning. Those will help us in the case of a dispute. 

Do I need guests to sign a liability waiver?

By accepting the Peerspace Services Agreement, all hosts and guests agree to hold each other harmless and disclaim any liability related to transmission of illnesses, including COVID-19. Peerspace still strongly urges all hosts to implement the Enhanced COVID-19 Measures.