California hotels reopening this week

i By June 7, 2020 No Comments

The more than 6,000 hotels belonging to the California Hotel and Lodging Association are preparing to reopen June 12 with certifications, hotel-specific plans, employee training and webinars to ensure the well-being of guests and employees.

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on June 5th that leisure travel in California can resume Friday, June 12 under revised California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines and if individual counties allow re-openings. Fifty of the state’s 58 counties have provided mandatory health reports to CDPH to meet COVID-19 health criteria for re-opening hotels.

“We are ready, prepared and relieved to reopen California hotels,” said Lynn S. Mohrfeld, president and CEO of CHLA. “Our CDC-backed health safety procedures will ensure the well-being of our guests, our employees and our communities.”

CHLA has added work-site specific plans customized for CHLA member properties to its Clean + Safe guide and self-certification process to help hotels prepare for reopening. The customized plans include employee training, appropriate signage, regulatory forms and updates to the Clean + Safe guide.

The guide incorporates recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the California Department of Public Health, and Cal/OSHA for guest and employee cleanliness, workplace cleaning and disinfecting, and further improved safety and cleanliness for the guest experience.