"While we had collectively hoped that the COVID-19 pandemic would be behind us by now, we find ourselves approaching what will be a very different kind of holiday season, with many having to make difficult decisions. Despite the advisories against travel this year, some individuals are still planning to travel during this trying time. Whether it’s families vacationing or traveling to be closer to one another or students returning home from school, many of these travelers may choose to stay at a hotel rather than with their families or friends in order to try to keep the season as safe as possible.
For those that are traveling this holiday season, health and safety is undoubtedly on their minds. The task now falls to hotels to keep their guests and employees safe and to do everything they can to prevent the transmission of the virus within their facilities. There is the added concern of liability, as facilities who have not taken precautionary measures are starting to face the risk of increased public criticism and the possibility of legal action."