In light of the current covid-19 pandemic, we are committed to your safety as well as the safety of the Franciscan Friars and staff here at Mission San Luis Rey. Following guidelines and protocols as outlined by the County of San Diego and CDC, please note the following procedures and guidelines. We appreciate your understanding, adherence and of course patience as we navigate through this unprecedented time.
Guest requirements and guidelines:
Stay home if you are sick or have any symptoms such as frequent cough, fever, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell, or if you or someone you live with has been diagnosed with COVID-19
All guests are required to wear face masks while in the presence of others here at the retreat center, please always have your face mask with you.
Guests must adhere to social distancing guidelines and keep 6ft apart from others, unless you are with a family member.
All guests will be asked to have their temperature taken at check-in by retreat staff with a contactless thermometer. No temperatures over 100 degrees.
Guests are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer, but there will be sanitizer available. Please sanitize and thoroughly wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
We ask that each person sit in the same chair/space in the dining room, chapel and meeting space.
Group leaders need to ensure that the retreat center has an accurate rooming list along with a list of retreat attendees, their phone number or email address
Due to most recent guidelines, we are unable to offer indoor meeting space, but can accommodate groups outdoors in our shaded pavilion area. Seats will still be set 6ft apart, and masks are required when meeting. PA system with mic, podium, setup for mass is also available if needed
What we are doing to keep our guests and employees safe:
Employees are not allowed to come to work sick – they are required to have their temperature checked prior to the start of their shift.
All employees will be wearing face masks.
All employees are to frequently and thoroughly wash their hands for 20 seconds.
All staff that has contact with guests have hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes to clean touched surfaces throughout the day.
All spaces will be cleaned using products approved for sanitization and disinfection as per the CDC guidelines.
When cleaning meeting spaces, all tables, chairs, podiums, laptops, remote controls, touch screens and other touched surfaces are being cleaned during setup and after group use.
In addition to regular cleaning in all restrooms and in lounge, door handles, soap dispensers, hand dryers and other touched surfaces are being cleaned and disinfected throughout the day.
Meals will not be served buffet style. Meals will be plated or boxed and silverware will be individually wrapped. Meals are to be picked up at dining room and can be enjoyed in our outdoor shaded dining area.
All guestrooms will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after guest use – all linens and towels are professionally cleaned and sanitized by a laundering facility.
All guestroom keys will be sanitized after use.
We recommend referring to the CDC website for updates and recommendations for actions you can take to help prevent the spread of covid-19. Please pray for our brothers and sisters who are affected and impacted by this virus – the sick, the elderly, those with underlying health conditions, healthcare workers, and the scientists working on treatment and a vaccine.