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Pennsylvania Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns issues safety measures promise to guests

The Pennsylvania Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns (PABBI) and health officials have requested that individual bed & breakfast owners and innkeepers implement a set of voluntary commitments to ensure the safety of their staff and guests during the COVID-19 recovery period. Named “The Bed & Breakfast Inns Promise,” the set of voluntary commitments is available for any bed & breakfast or inn that is reopening its property to guests. Upon arrival, guests can view the commitments at the entrance of the property.

“Participants will continue to comply with federal, state and local guidance as a reopening process begins,” Carl Kosko, PABBI board chair said. “With bed & breakfasts, inns, and guests working together, we can make the bed-and-breakfast industry as vibrant as it was prior to the impact of COVID-19.”

The promise includes: safe sanitation practices; staff participation in daily health survey; indoor and outdoor seating organized through social distancing guidelines; hand sanitizer stations; and daily sanitation in the guest rooms and linens. In addition, PABBI recommends creating protocols that best fit the needs of each bed-and-breakfast or inn. For example, owners are encouraged to offer contactless payment options and self check-in, limit table capacity, and post the commitments on their website.

To view The Bed & Breakfast Inn Promise or purchase a gift certificate, visit