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To Our XV Beacon Community,

XV Beacon has always been a place where we value our community, and our priority is to ensure that our guests feel safe and comfortable from the moment they walk through our doors.
In preparation for the reopening, we have taken every step possible to ensure your safety, from a seamless arrival and in-room experience, to a swift and efficient check-out. In addition to our rigorous cleaning protocols, we have enhanced our wellness operations with increased cleaning frequency, utilizing cutting-edge technology for sanitizing public and private areas and placed hand sanitizer stations throughout the property.
XV Beacon has always provided an exclusive setting that naturally allows for social distancing. We have modified our services to follow the guidelines and recommendations established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and AHLA. These modifications include:
• Increased cleaning and disinfecting efforts in all public areas every ½ hour with extra attention to frequented areas including front desk counters and public restrooms.
• Increased housekeeping services to include UVC light treatments for extra sanitization after rooms are deep cleaned. Rooms will be disinfected daily with EPA approved products. Guestrooms will not be used within 48 hours of another guest.
• Three (3) housekeeping service options available to guests. This includes:
o Standard Daily service (guest temperature required to be taken).
o Modified service (fresh linens will be replaced only).
o Limited service (replacement items will delivered upon guest request – no room entry).
• Full property chemical cleaning of in-room air handler coils. The frequency of air filter replacement in the hotel’s HVAC system cleaning and fresh air exchange will be maximized.
• Plexi-glass has been installed at the lobby desks, along with hand sanitizer stations throughout the property.
• All employees have received training on COVID-19 safety and sanitation protocols with more comprehensive training for our teams with frequent guest contact. All training is focused on educating and empowering employees to deliver the enhanced health and safety program with confidence.
• All employees will wear masks and have daily temperature checks upon arrival at the hotel.
• Complimentary Personal protection equipment (PPE) amenity kits will be provided to all guests.
• Installed hospital grade UVC light in main Air Handler for continuous sanitization of air throughout property
• Mobile keyless check-in (in progress).
• Access to a mobile app for contactless guest service requests including in-room dining (in progress).
• New in-room programming including streaming workouts, Netflix and in-room dining menus available through the TV (in progress).
• Utilization of the hotel’s seasonal roof deck will be available to in-house guests from sunrise to sunset.
• Reservations will be required for use of the hotel’s fitness room.
• Lexus house cars will be available for reservations every ½ hour to allow for proper sanitization between guest(s). Maximum number of guests allowed in house cars is two (2) in the sedan and four (4) in SUV.

• Option of self or valet park.

  • Contactless Check-in is now available through our app, click below for download options.

When you are ready we are open and look forward to your visit. We have implemented a flexible reservations policy during this time of uncertainty. Reservations can be changed or cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours* before your scheduled arrival. If you have questions about a future reservation or would like to reserve a room, please email reservations@xvbeacon.com.

Sincerely,

Amy Finsilver
General Manager
XV Beacon

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TRAVEL ADVISORY

As of August 1, 2020, all individuals over the age of 18 and unaccompanied minors entering Massachusetts, who are not coming from a COVID lower-risk state and do not fall within certain, limited exemptions, must complete this form upon or prior to entry to the state: MASSACHUSETTS TRAVEL FORM.

Travelers from Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Hawaii are exempt from this directive. In addition, workers designated by the federal government as essential critical infrastructure workers are exempt from the directive if traveling to Massachusetts for work purposes. All persons are instructed not to travel to Massachusetts if they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

For additional information and guidance for travelers arriving to Massachusetts, please click here.

 

Effective 11/6/20

Stay at Home DPH Advisory

·      Stay home between 10pm and 5am

·     Would still allow activities such as going to work, running essential errands, and taking a walk

 

Early Closure of Businesses Executive Order

·     Restaurants must cease in-person dining at 9:30pm; they may continue to do takeout/delivery of food and non-alcoholic beverages, but not of alcohol

·     Liquor stores and other retail establishments that sell alcohol must cease alcohol sales at 9:30 (but may continue to sell other products); adult use cannabis retailers must cease cannabis sales at 9:30; medical marijuana sales would be allowed after 9:30

·     Certain other establishments must close to the public (not to staff) at 9:30

·     This EO will also allow restaurants that are closed entirely to renew their liquor licenses without having to show proof of liquor liability or workers’ comp insurance

 

Gatherings Executive Order

·     Gathering size for indoor gatherings at private residences reduced to 10 (from 25)

·      Indoor gatherings at public spaces and venues (e.g. wedding venues) remains at 25

·     Gathering size for outdoor gatherings at private residences reduced to 25 (from 50)

·     Outdoor gatherings at public spaces and venues (e.g. wedding venues) remains at 50 in Phase III, Step 1 communities, and 100 in Phase III, Step 2 communities

·     All gatherings, in public and private spaces, must end and disperse by 9:30pm, except for religious and political gatherings

·      Organizers of gatherings, including in private spaces, are required to report a known positive case to the LBOH and to cooperate with contact tracing

·     Fines for violating the order will be $500 for every person over the limit

 

Face Coverings Executive Order

·      Removes language that only requires you to wear a face covering when you can’t keep six feet of social distance, so that a face covering would be required in any public space, regardless of distancing

·     Allows employers to require employees who claim to be unable to wear a face covering because of a medical or disabling condition to provide proof.  Also allow schools to require students to substantiate that they cannot wear a mask because of a medical reason or disability, where student participates in in-person learning.

·     Requires face coverings in cars if carpooling with anyone outside of your household

 

 

 

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Coronavirus testing is now available at Logan International Airport.

XpresCheck Covid-19 testing facility opened in the airport on Monday with the ability to provide more than 400 tests per day with each costing at least $75.

The facility, located in the International Arrival area in Terminal E offers rapid molecular tests, the PCR tests, and a blood antibody test.

The PCR and blood antibody tests cost $75 or $90 for both. The rapid molecular Covid-19 test costs $200.

XpresCheck accepts insurance for the individual PCR and blood antibody tests. People who receive the rapid test may be able to submit their own insurance claim after their visit, the company said.

The entire testing process which involves introductions, administering the test, and the clinical visit is expected to take approximately 20 minutes with results provided onsite for the rapid molecular Covid-19 test.

Results from the other tests are available two or three days later.

Appointments aren’t required, but travelers looking to book a time can do so at www.XpresCheck.com. XpresCheck is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.