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AHLA is here to help our members navigate the new regulatory environment brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have a question not answered by these FAQs, please email with your name and organization and we will do our best to provide answers. Before reading, please view AHLA's disclaimer. AHLA has also released a prevention & preparedness resource for members to access.

For additional guidance on hotel operations in the wake of COVID-19, please refer to the AHLA Back to Business Center.

Advocacy Frequently Asked Questions

AHLA continues to strongly advocate on behalf of our industry to both Congress and the Administration. As a result, there are a variety of programs and relief vehicles to keep your business, employees, and livelihood afloat during these turbulent times. Working with our partners in government, we have compiled numerous FAQs below that should answer your questions. The latest relief information is available on our main COVID-19 information page in the SBA section, which is updated regularly.

Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness FAQ

The SBA and Treasury Department released this FAQ to provide guidance PPP loan forgiveness. 


Paycheck Protection Program Treasury FAQ

The Treasury Department recently released an updated FAQ which provides additional insights and guidance into the SBA's program.


Employee Retention Credit FAQ

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued guidance on the ERC in the form of this FAQ.



Senate Leadership has developed this Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act comprehensive FAQ. Topics include health systems, Medicare, small businesses, debt relief, EIDLs & economic injury grants, and more.


FFCRA Employment FAQ

The Department of Labor released an extensive FAQ focused on the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. 


Small Business Guide to DOL Guidance FAQ

AHLA's labor counsel, Ulman Policy, created this FAQ to help hoteliers navigate the DOL's guidance as it relates to COVID-19 legislation and requirements.


Internal Revenue Service FAQ

The IRS created an FAQ to address a provision in the CARES Act related to the defferral of social security payments for employers.


Planning for the Return to Occupancy FAQ

Cozen O'Connor answers your questions following their webinar on how to prepare when shelter-in-place and other restrictions impacting guest travel have been lifted.


Post-Pandemic Back-To-Business FAQ

Fisher Phillips has developed labor and employment guidelines for businesses to consider when planning to reopen. 


Reporting Work-Related COVID-19 Cases

The Department of Labor has issued three new FAQs on reporting work-related cases of COVID-19.