Hotel and vacation rentals in Brookings under strict guidelines

The city says only essential people are allowed to book a room.

Posted: Mar 30, 2020 6:32 PM

BROOKINGS, Ore. -- There are currently no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Curry County. Officials are hoping to keep it that way. 

The City of Brookings announced new restrictions for hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts. Only essential people can rent a room. These are your health care workers, government workers, first-responders and people needing to quarantine themselves. 

Credit: City of Brookings / Facebook

"Just started noticing that reservations were dropping off," said Tim Kennedy, owner of Pacific Sunset Inn in Brookings.

"I've taken all of the rooms off the books through the end of April," said Nancy and John Adam, owners of Mermaid's Muse Bed and Breakfast in Brookings. 

Hotel and vacation rentals are pretty much closed in the city.

"We fully support that. We definitely believe that the best way out of this is through hard action right now and so we definitely support that action," said Kennedy.


RELATED: Curry County, Brookings reserve lodgings for essential workers and vulnerable groups, closing them to visitors


The Adam family says with the coronavirus going on it would prefer not to house people from far away. "We had a trucker who wanted to come, but other than the fact it was illegal we are concern about people coming a long ways off," said John Adam. 

The couple is looking at their finances to see how long they can last like this.

"It will be a little bit of a stretch. Maybe in part, because I am retired now and I have to get use to that change in income. Of course this was not part of our retirement plan that we would suddenly lose this income," said Nancy Adam.

Kennedy is worried some hotels and even restaurants won't make it this fall. "Most of the hotels, most of the restaurants, and most of the businesses count on the season to put money in the bank. Then they live off of that money during the off season where you are maybe a little bit under water," said Kennedy. 

These restriction could be in place for longer than a month depending on how the coronavirus situation changes. 

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