The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has introduced Safe Stay, an industry-wide, enhanced standard of health and safety protocols designed to prepare America’s hotels to safely welcome back guests and employees as the economy reopens.
The standards of Safe Stay were developed under the guidance of an advisory council, comprising leaders representing all segments of the hotel industry, and in conjunction with public health experts to advance best practices for protecting against the coronavirus. This initiative represents a new level of focus and transparency for an industry already built on cleanliness. Hotels have always met rigorous standards for cleaning and safety and these enhanced guidelines are rooted in recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control.
The Safe Stay guidelines are intended to be iterative and will be revised as needed based on the recommendations of public health authorities, in compliance with any federal, state, and local laws. They include guidance on the following:
- Employee & guest health
- Employee responsibilities
- Cleaning products and protocols
- Physical distancing
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