At AmaTierra we are committed to taking precautions to protect you, even when the threat has passed, and we want you to know we are prepared in the event of a pandemic.
What measures is AmaTierra taking at this time?
- We are cleaning and sanitizing tables, counters and furniture twice daily, using a natural sanitizing spray (made with vinegar and anti-viral essential oils).
- Employees are washing their hands thoroughly many times per day.
- Public bathrooms are being monitored and cleaned twice daily.
- Our resident herbalist has prepared an immune-boosting formula you will find on the front desk for your use. Take 1 dropperful once per day.
- After washing your hands if you like you can use the essential oils that are on the counter. Just put 1-2 drops in your hand and rub hands together.
What should I, as the guest be doing to protect myself during this time?
- Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds (say “I am Well I am Happy I am Peaceful 3 times) regularly during the day.
- When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- It is extremely important that you wash your hands as soon as you arrive from the airport or other locations, to your destination.
- Use our immune-boosting tincture that you will find on the reception counter, and if you wish, after washing hands use the essential oils that are available too.
- Relax and have a good time here in our safe, healthy environment (:
In the event that there is a case at the hotel, how will AmaTierra address the situation?
If a guest or staff member should become ill,
- We will work closely with the medical institutions in our area to follow their indications. They will send a specialist to evaluate the person or we will provide transportation to the medical center.
- If that person does not stay in hospital, we will designate a special room for that person, far away from the other guests.
- In the case of a staff member being ill, that person will leave the property immediately. Our staff has been advised that if they have any symptoms at all they are not to show up for work or go to the clinic immediately.
A note about Costa Rica’s Health Care System:
The Health department is fully prepared to test for and treat people who are ill.
All residents and visitors are treated at the public clinics and hospitals for a very minimal charge if any. There is also the option of private hospitals if guests prefer.
Test kits are available to all the clinics here, and results will be given within 12 hours of testing.
To read more about how the Costa Rican Minister of Health is dealing with the potential crisis, follow this link: https://www.ict.go.cr/es/documentos-institucionales/material-de-apoyo-coronavirus/decreto-declaratoria-de-emergencia/1643-decreto-ejecutivo-42227-emergencia-nacional-english/file.html