Main Street Hospitality Announces COVID Compliance Officer And New Housekeeping Partnership

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STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Sarah Eustis, CEO of Main Street Hospitality Group, announced the company's appointment of its first COVID Compliance Officer. 
 
As Main Street Hospitality Group continues to welcome guests to its properties throughout the Berkshires, and the newly opened Hammetts Hotel in Newport, R.I. the COVID Compliance Officer (CCO) will make monthly visits to each hotel for routine inspections and engagement with staff and leadership. 
 
A board-certified physician, the officer strictly adheres to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state, and government mandates. The officer also remains informed on the latest public health advancements in order to advise on any necessary changes to the hotels' protocols and procedures.
 
"The appointment of the COVID Compliance Officer is the most recent commitment to warmly, and safely, welcoming our guests back to our hotels," Eustis said. "In addition to several months of strategic planning that led to our initial creation of safeguards, it is equally important to continue evaluating our health and safety practices with the CCO's help and expertise. A trusted editor was needed to process the ever-changing breadth of information out there."
 
Main Street Hospitality Group announced another partnership with Blue Canary, a company that trains hotels in hospital-level cleaning methods and conducts regular check-ins. Main Street Hospitality Group's housekeeping leaders participated in three days of intensive sessions that focused on best practices and heightened awareness. Attendants were trained in techniques that include longer cleaning times, stronger disinfectants, new cleaning tools, and identifying critical, high-touch areas that require the most attention to ensure guest health and safety.
 
"This new reality has impacted our housekeeping teams in a huge way. It's imperative to provide our valued staff with as much support and new technology as possible," Eustis said. "Main Street Hospitality is committed to staying at the forefront of this."
 
A full document outlining Main Street Hospitality's COVID-19 safety standards is linked here.
 

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