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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 450. Rules and Regulations Governing Campgrounds

12VAC5-450-115. Cabins and other rental units.

A. All cabins, yurts, and other camping units offered for use to campers, whether for free or for a fee, including self-contained camping units and other mobile units, and the equipment, fixtures, and furnishings contained therein shall be kept clean, in good repair, free of vermin, and maintained so as to protect the health, safety, and well-being of persons using those facilities.

B. When provided, dishes, glassware, silverware, and other cooking implements must be kept in a clean and sanitary condition. If such items are not washed by campground staff between occupants, the permit holder must post a sign alerting cabin occupants that kitchen items are not washed under management supervision.

C. When provided, box springs, mattresses, and other furnishings shall be clean and in good repair. Conventional mattress covers or pads shall be used for the protection of mattresses and shall be kept clean and in good repair. When provided, all sheets, pillowcases, towels, washcloths, and bathmats shall be kept clean and in good repair, freshly laundered between occupants, and changed at least once every seven days if used by the same occupant. When a blanket is placed on the bed, the upper sheet shall be of sufficient length to fold and overlap the top section of the blanket. All blankets, quilts, bedspreads, and comforters shall be maintained in a sanitary and good condition, and all clean bedding and linen shall be stored in a clean and dry place.

D. When provided, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers shall be functional and serviced as appropriate.

E. Bed arrangements shall provide suitable clear space between each bed, cot, or bunk to allow for ingress to and egress from the cabin, yurt, or other camping unit. There shall be sufficient space between the floor and the underside of the beds to facilitate easy cleaning. In lieu of such space, the bed shall have a continuous base or shall be on rollers.

F. Measures shall be taken to prevent the infestation of cabins and other camping units by rodents, bedbugs, and vector insects.

Statutory Authority

§ 35.1-11 and 35.1-17 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 5, eff. November 28, 2018.

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