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Hotels start more intense sanitary practices to prevent COVID-19 spread

Story By WJFW Staff
Local News Published 05/19/2020 5:27PM
Wausau - COVID-19 hit the hotel business hard as many people cancelled trips -- and would-be travelers became nervous about booking a room.

North-Central Wisconsin is no exception.

The people who run the Jefferson Street Inn in Wausau say most of their bookings dried up during the first few months of COVID-19.

A significant portion of their remaining business went to doctors and nurses who traveled from out of state to help with the pandemic response.

As they adjust to COVID-19 general manager Robin Bucholz says they've ramped up the intensity of their cleaning and sanitation.

"We're practicing touch-free check-in services," Bucholz said. "We're practicing the safety issues for our staff, masks, gloves, those types of things."

Customers at the inn will not be able to reserve a room that someone else stayed in during the previous 24 hours.

That allows the staff a chance to deep-clean every room and make sure that virus droplets do not linger on any surfaces.
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