AHLA is tracking COVID-19 vaccine distribution and prioritization nationwide and created this helpful tool to assist hotels and their employees in determining their categorization for vaccine distribution both at the federal and state levels.
In coordination with AHLA member hotel associations across the country, this data is updated regularly utilizing information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and individual states. Please be aware, while many states have explicitly stated the categorization for hotel and lodging employees, not all have done so. AHLA is further coordinating with those remaining states to determine where hotel employees are categorized under their vaccine distribution and prioritization plans and will update this tool when available.
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Federal Vaccine Prioritization Recommendation:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued an interim list of categories of essential industries which is intended to help state, local, tribal and territorial officials and organizations prepare for the allocation of initially limited COVID-19 vaccine supply. The hotel and lodging industry has been recognized as a critical industry to the continuity of critical functions of the United States and received a recommended vaccination phase of '1c', categorized under 'traveler accommodation'.
For more information on the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' Interim List of Categories of Essential Workers, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/categories-essential-workers.html.
**Interim Federal Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People**
Fully vaccinated people can:
- Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
- Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
- Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic
For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to:
- Take precautions in public like wearing a well-fitted mask and physical distancing
- Wear masks, practice physical distancing, and adhere to other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated household member who is at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease
- Wear masks, maintain physical distance, and practice other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple households
- Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings
- Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
- Follow guidance issued by individual employers
- Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations
For more information on the CDC’s interim public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html