Staying with Marriott and Hyatt? You’ll soon need to wear a face covering
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As hotel chains update their policies regarding face masks, we will update this post with current information.
The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) has decreed its guidelines for travelers to stay safe during the current climate of coronavirus. One bullet among many on their list is the use of face coverings in public areas. This has caused some hotels to rewrite their current rules to mandate face masks for guests.
These hotel chains require face coverings
This week, Marriott and Hyatt announced that wearing face coverings would become mandatory policy for guests beginning July 27, 2020.
Hotels are staying abreast of the AHLA’s guidelines for keeping customers safe, implementing such practices as more thorough room cleaning, sanitizing stations, enabling better social distancing practices, etc. Requiring face masks is only the latest development.
The AHLA released their top 5 requirements to travel safely, which begins with the requirement of face coverings:
- Require face coverings in all indoor public spaces and practice social distancing in all common areas.
- Choose contactless options, where available, including online reservations, check-ins, and payments.
- Consider daily room cleaning, only if necessary. Ask the hotel about your options.
- Request contactless room service delivery.
- Refrain from traveling if you have, or recently had, any symptoms of COVID-19 or contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19.
Face coverings are nothing new to the hospitality industry — hotel staff have been wearing masks for months. The policy has largely been optional for guests. If you, like many travelers, have already been wearing masks, you won’t be affected by this change.
This comes after many major airlines like Delta and United have begun requiring passengers to wear face coverings when flying.
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