COVID Response at Topia Inn
Indoor Air Quality
The air at Topia Inn is HEPA filtered and treated with UV and refreshed every hour. This is the highest level of filtration. Downstairs we add regular ozone sanitizations to the Living Room and entry hall daily. Each room is ozoned after checkout. The Living Room also features an Austin Air Healthmate Junior+ portable HEPA air filter for extra protection not only from the possibility of virus particles, but also from pollen, chemical fragrance residue and anything else that might get tracked in.
Nontoxic Cleaning and Sanitization
Topia Inn is operated with the highest indoor air quality as well as highest level of sanitization in mind. We have spared no expense in purchasing and developing healthy-for-humans systems that deeply clean and kill pathogens, eliminate the possibility of pests, cross-contamination and toxicity. You won’t find a healthier indoor environment. We sanitize our bathrooms with steam vapor. The combination of the high temperature of steam coupled with the pressure wand delivery provides hospital-grade sanitization. We treat the beds with a UV-C vacuum between stays. We additionally scrub surfaces with Dr. Bronner unscented foaming soap and polish glass with a vinegar spray and polishing cloths that are then steam laundered. Our bedrooms are HEPA vacuumed at least twice between each stay. Staff wears masks at all times while at the Inn. Hospital-grade Briotech HOCl spray is also available to guests and used by staff for surfaces, hand sanitization and can even be sprayed in the eyes. It is expensive, but much more versatile and friendly to the body than cheaper more common alcohols, chlorine and toxic over the counter disinfectants.
Physical Distancing and Mask ChoreographyAll guests are asked to wear masks in hallways and in the Living Room when not enjoying a meal or a cup of tea or coffee. Our served breakfast is temporarily replaced with light picnic items our guests can enjoy at seating that is 6ft apart in the living room, north and south porch seating areas and more. We have two staircases that will assist in maintaining distance should two parties find themselves moving about the Inn at the same time. In addition to the north and south porch seating immediately outside the Living Room, we have created additional outdoor seating areas to enjoy tea and a meal on the property. The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail immediately outside our back gate, offers more picnic areas within a 2-5 minute walk in either direction. At the Main Side Entrance, hand sanitizer and Sanitizing Foot Spray is available at the entry after shoes are left at the door further eliminating the potential of tracking in virus droplets or other toxins. Sanitized slippers and steam laundered socks are available for guests to wear indoors during their stay. Self check ins further eliminate risk of in-person proximity and to allow for a larger window of time to avoid overlaps. Click Here
Self Check-InTo give our guests more flexibility, Topia Inn is now offering self check-in any time after 3p. A few days before arrival, we will send an email with detailed instructions regarding unloading, parking, door codes, reminders about our "no shoes" policy and others, room amenities and restaurant recommendations for outdoor dining, pickup and reservations. Please let us know you have received this when you get it. Click Here
Light Grab & Go Picnic BreakfastTopia Inn is temporarily suspending served breakfast that had to be strictly scheduled during COVID, in favor of a light grab & go picnic breakfast that gives our guests freedom of both when they choose to eat breakfast and where. In addition to the choice of our HEPA filtered and distanced living room seating, there are north and south seating areas on our porch, and an area between the side main entrance and the rail trail. The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail offers lovely picnic table seating all along its 11 mile scenic stretch with many within a 2-5 minute walk in either direction from the Inn. Click Here
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