Update: April 28, 2020
With Coronavirus (COVID-19) dominating news headlines and social media recently, many are feeling high levels of anxiety and worry about the disease and its spread.
We are closely monitoring the news and are very mindful of all affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Texas and around the world. The impacts of this pandemic are being felt by so many in our communities both directly and indirectly. Schools and businesses closing, and travel restrictions across the Nation have made significant impacts on spring/summer travel plans.
For those of you who have been impacted and are contemplating travel adjustments or are finding yourself in a position to work away from the office, we do have availability over the spring/summer and fall/winter months.
We are working diligently here at the HCLR Vacation Homes to make sure that your family and our team’s safety remains a priority. We are monitoring all the news and releases from the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and local officials in order to stay up to date on the latest information and best practices including social distancing strategies, thorough hand washing, and increased disinfectant measures.
Click informational links below for up-to-date information…
CDC.gov updated report Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Guidelines Update as of 4/19/20: CDC recommends cloth face coverings in public settings and 6′ social distancing between individuals.
Austin/North Shore Lake Travis local travel information:
COVID-19 Update Information for Travelers & Flights AustinTexas.gov
CommunityImpact.com Austin Public Health; Cedar Park & Travis County update
Travel to Central Texas
Travel has slowed down, and in some cases, is halting altogether in certain regions of the world. Travel to areas within driving distance is likely to see a boost this year, as some travelers change plans regarding airplane travel.
As you make your travel plans for this year, note that vacation rentals homes are a great option for travelers who want more control over their environment than a hotel might provide. In a vacation rental home, you can limit who is coming and going to just you and your travel companions and you can prepare your own food in the kitchen.
What is Hill Country Lakes Rentals – Vacation Homes doing to prevent the spread of Coronavirus?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), while it may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. Instead, the virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
HCLR Vacation Homes has always had high standards for cleanliness in our properties. Our goal is always to ensure the health and safety for our guests, our homeowners, and our staff. In response to the Coronavirus concerns, we are working with our cleaning teams on improved protocols and best practices for disinfection and sanitization and have added steps to our cleaning process to make sure they (and you) are protected. You may also rest assured that our linens and towels are professionally cleaned in a commercial laundry that can provide the high heat water temperature, soaps, and sanitization needed for proper laundering.
What are HCLR Vacation Homes booking and cancellation policies?
HCLR Vacation Homes wants to ensure you can book your travel with confidence. We want to provide as much flexibility and assistance to our guests as possible. We have adjusted our rental policies for all reservations with stay dates through May 30th to allow you to change your dates of stay with no penalties or change fees.
What can you do to protect yourself from Coronavirus?
CDC updated report: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
There are some relatively simple measures, such as frequent (and thorough) hand washing, that can dramatically reduce your risk of catching or spreading the disease. Basic soap and water and alcohol-based hand sanitizers both work to kill viruses that may be on your hands.
Stay safe and stay healthy when you travel.
Using sensible precautions, washing your hands, and keeping up to date with the latest news and advice from reputable organizations such as the CDC and the WHO is your best bet for staying healthy when you travel.
The HCLR family wishes you and your family abundant health and wellness during this time. We look forward to accommodating your needs in the near future! If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 512-267-7000.
Thank you for choosing us!