112020 Alisal Ranch UV Lamps

A hospital-grade UV lamp disinfects a guest room at The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort in Solvang.

The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort has adopted UV-C disinfection protocols in an effort to make lodging safer for guests during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Solvang-based resort has partnered with biosafety company R-Zero Systems, introducing UV-C emitting floor lamps to each of the property’s 73 guest cottages, suites and rooms, according to a spokeswoman with the resort. The technology reportedly kills bacteria, viruses, molds and human pathogens.

"Our highest priority at The Alisal is the health and well-being of our guests, members, employees and our community,” said Kathleen Cochran, general manager of The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort. “Through our partnership with R-Zero and their UV-C technology, we will be able to provide a critical layer of added infection protection and environmental safety in each of our guest rooms."

Incorporating the hospital-grade disinfection equipment dubbed the "Arc" is one of the many steps that the resort has taken to ensure guest and employee health and safety, said the spokeswoman, noting that the property also has expanded outdoor dining offerings, added hand sanitizer and wash stations throughout property and limited capacity for all activities. Employees utilize personal protective equipment, and strict houskeeping standards are met.

"Additionally, Arc's short disinfection cycles allows our team to focus on providing the exceptional service and experiences our guests have come to know and love,” Cochran said.

The City of Solvang City Council and Planning Commission are seeking input from members of the community on the proposed construction of the 2-acre lot formerly occupied by Skytt lumberyard on the Mission Drive side and purchased by Santa Barbara-based developer Ed St. George.

 

Lisa André covers local news and lifestyles for Santa Ynez Valley News. 

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