Our last booking was on Sunday, March 15th, and even then it was weird. We were watching bookings cancel, hoping this last one would not cancel, but then thought: “Should we be the ones cancelling at this point?” We were extra thorough in our cleaning and prep, and we wondered if people were going to be concerned about gathering, or critical of our cleaning, but they didn’t seem to be concerned at all. Event went well, I had a photo shoot the next day, and we have been closed since.
We have not considered renting our space out for the last 7 weeks, and are not in a rush to jump in again. We definitely want to make sure it is legal, safe, and responsible.
Last week we had an inquiry for an event in December, and she wanted to visit the space. We scheduled and she showed up along with her financé … and grandfather, and a kid, and a woman. At least they came in wearing masks. but as I spoke to the couple and walked them through the space, I looked back to see the others with masks on and off, touching everything, sitting (and climbing) on our couch and chairs. I really don’t want to have to do a lot of cleaning after a site visit.
It’s very strange talking to someone about an event in December that they may or may not be able to have, even then. Really throws me off my game. I have another woman who wants to see the space for a January event, and is coming to visit next Tuesday. I wrote to her:
“With COVID-19, we are limiting site visits to one or two people for less than 15 minutes; require that everyone wear masks; and ask guests not to touch anything during the visit (crazy times). Thank you for understanding.”
As those may our first interactions with guests, any thoughts about managing site visits?