COVID-19 Updates and Travel Information

Updated policies and practices as of April 16, 2021

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In Governor Sununu’s press conference of March 11, 2021, the following changes are effective immediately:

  • Travel restrictions to NH have now been eased. NO QUARANTINE is required for domestic travelers visiting New Hampshire.
  • Common areas of lodging properties are now open.
  • Unmanned buffets are now allowed.

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Like you, we continue to be very concerned with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We want to share with you what we are doing to keep our guests, employees and community as safe as possible.

We are open for business and complying with the requirements of local, state and federal government.  Specifically, we are operating according to the Governor Sununu’s Safer at Home Lodging Guidelines.

NH Mask Mandate Ended April 16, 2021

Effective April 16, 2021 the State of New Hampshire does not require masks in public spaces.

At the Jack Daniels Inn, our staff will continue to wear masks in public areas, in guest rooms and within 6 feet of other staff members.  We recommend that guest wear masks in public areas.

Guests and Requirements

Effective March 11, 2021 we are accepting reservations by phone, online, or in person from:

  • Domestic Travelers
  • Visitors who have travelled internationally (outside of the United States, except for essential travel to/from Canada) or by cruise ship and have met the 10 day quarantine requirement.

Pursuant to the Governor of New Hampshire’s Emergency Order 27, all registered guests must attest that they are exhibiting no symptoms of COVID 19

Guests who have traveled internationally or by cruise ship do NOT need to quarantine for 10 days or get tested for COVID-19 if either of the following apply:

  1. You are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and more than 14 days have passed since you received the second dose of your COVID-19 vaccine.
  2. You have previously tested positive for active COVID-19 infection (by PCR or antigen testing) in the last 90 days. (If you had a previous infection that was more than 90 days ago, you must still follow all quarantine requirements).

**The definition of quarantine in this instance means that the person or people registering to stay at this lodging facility have left their home only for essential functions,  and when outside of the home have maintained social distancing and have worn face coverings when within less than 6 feet of another person.

International guests will be made aware at the time of the reservation of the need for this requirement.

The New Hampshire Travel Quarantine Guidance and Exceptions was updated by The NH Department of Health and Humans Services on January 11, 2021.

Protecting our Guests and our Team

The Jack Daniels Inn has a well-earned reputation for providing exceptionally clean rooms for our guests. 

Our standard protocols already include disinfecting guest rooms after each visit in strict adherence to CDC guidelines. In addition, we are putting into place enhanced measures.

Protecting our Guests and our Team:

  1. Following NH Universal Guidelines
  2. Following the American Hotel & Lodging Association Safe Stay Guidelines for cleaning and sanitation frequency
  3. Staff have completed ServSafe COVID-19  training
  4. Screening staff for symptoms or risk factors for COVID-19 using the guidance found in the NH Universal Guidelines
  5. Employees with confirmed cases of COVID-19 must stay home until symptom-based criteria are met for discontinuation of isolation..

Protecting our Guests:

  1. In the Lobby, we are sanitizing door handles, counter tops; all other customer touch-points in common areas, and other areas of hand contact after each party.
  2. Providing  grab-and-go food and beverages
  3. Guests are asked the following questions at check-in regarding COVID-19 symptoms:
         a. Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
         b. Are you experiencing  a cough, shortness of breath or sore throat?
         c. Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?
         d. Have you had changes in your sense of taste or smell ?
         e. If you answered yes to any of these questions, please do not put our employees and other guests at risk and come back another day when you feel better.  Any deposit will be returned.
         f. A version of this checklist is included in reservation confirmations.
    4. Maintaining social distancing at check-in and offering digital self check in
    5. If Staff or guests will be coming inside the social distance range of each other, cloth face coverings will be worn by staff, and recommended for guests.

American Hotel and Lodging Association LogoKeeping our Inn Clean and Safe:

  1. Placed hand sanitizer stations in hotel lobby and other appropriate locations
  2. Requiring cloth face coverings for employees and  for guests when working or moving within the facility when social distancing is not possible.  Minimizing the need for waiting queues for check-in or check-out.
  3. Assigned the manager on duty to monitor and improve compliance with social distancing and other protective policies, including education, hand hygiene and cloth face covering use amongst employees and guests.
  4. Continuing to remind all patrons that those with an elevated / high risk should continue to shelter at home.
  5. Providing instructions to guests in reservation confirmations

The health and safety of our guests, staff and community are the highest priority for us. We ask that that guests and staff observe recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services.

Check national travel trends at the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Research Center dashboard.

Refer to the interstate travel guidance for the six New England States plus New York:
     New Hampshire
     Maine
     Vermont
     Massachusetts
     Connecticut
     Rhode Island
     New York

We will monitor new developments and adjust our policies and procedures as we learn more.