Over the past few days, we have been monitoring the rapidly evolving situation regarding the Omicron variant originating in South Africa. Of note, the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed Omicron a ‘variant of concern’ based on preliminary findings that suggest large number of mutations and high risk of reinfection rates. As a result of this new variant, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas has imposed travel restrictions from southern Africa.
At this time, it is not known how effective the current vaccines are in protecting individuals from the Omicron variant. AHLA will continue to monitor guidance from public health organizations and update the Safe Stay Guidelines accordingly to ensure the safety of our employees and guests. As we navigate this new development, we encourage everyone to practice proven safety protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including physical distancing, wearing face coverings, properly ventilating indoor spaces, avoiding crowded spaces, and getting vaccinated.
Hotels Are United On Safe Stay
Safe Stay® is an industry-wide initiative focused on enhanced hotel cleaning practices, social interactions, and workplace protocols to meet the new health and safety challenges and expectations presented by COVID-19.
Support for the Safe Stay initiative continues to grow with endorsements coming from leading scientists, physicians and public health experts in epidemiology and infectious disease.
OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard: COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS
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Resources for AHLA members who endorse and have implemented the guidelines at their properties which includes:
- Signage/decals to display in the front and back of the house
- Cleaning checklists for staff
- Logos to post online and display your endorsement
- and More.
- Guest Checklist: 5 Practices to Travel Safely (UPDATED VERSION COMING SOON!)
- Hotels Ranked As Safe As Golfing Or Camping
SAFE STAY SPONSORS
We are proud to have the support of Safe Stay Sponsors who have joined AHLA and hotel properties across the country working to ensure all guests and employees have a Safe Stay.Learn More (Members Only)
Train hotel staff on enhanced safety and cleanliness guidelines with COVID-19 Precautions for Hotels, a new online course developed by AHLEI and created in consultation with the AHLA’s Safe Stay Advisory Council.
- For all levels of employees
- Offered in English and Spanish
- Short, easy, affordable: 15 mins
- Certificate of completion awarded
- Available to host on internal LMS