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Ban lifted on vacation rentals in Wakulla County, with some restrictions

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Posted at 11:57 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 12:08:36-04

WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners have approved a reopening plan for the county's vacation rentals.

The plan was approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation on Tuesday with specific guidelines.

The approved plan and guidelines are as follows:

  • Adequate time must be maintained between the conclusion of a guest stay and the check-in of the next guest stay for appropriate cleaning and sanitation.
  • All frequently-touched surfaces in rental units must be cleaned and disinfected between each guest stay.
  • All linens, dishware, and other service items available for use by guests must be washed between each guest rental.
  • All vacation rental units must be equipped with sufficient soap and surface sanitation supplies for guests to utilize in the vacation rental property during the guest’s rental period.
  • All vacation rental units must 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.
  • · All vacation rentals must use mobile platforms for customer service and communication with guests, including the acceptance of payments by mobile or electronic method.
  • All vacation rentals shall minimize direct guest contact with property owners or managers through remote check-in and check-out procedure.
  • All vacation rental units shall display signage or notices to guests in the rental property to frequently remind guests to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the wiping and sanitation of touched surfaces.

For more information on the vacation rentals, click here.