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With hotels, conferences, cruise lines, restaurants and casinos adapting business models in the era of COVID-19, the stakes couldn’t be higher right now. Discover the latest trends from the front lines of business and learn how PathogenDx environmental monitoring for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and pooled surveillance testing, can help hospitality industries return to health.
- Hotels fall short of assuring cleanliness for customers staying during the pandemic
Despite assurances from the American Hotel and Lodging Association that “Hotels are cleaner than they’ve ever seen before,” hotel guests are skeptical the industry is holding up their end of the bargain. Read more »
- Are there differences in COVID-19 protocols in budget, midrange, and luxury hotels?
A Washington Post reporter visited a sample across the entire spectrum of hotel chains to see wha the similarities and differences were both in protocol and perceived safety. From personal PPE kits to Bibles removed from nightstands, the results were surprising. Read full article »
- Some hotels are going above and beyond – offering doctors on demand and more
While there have been reports of sub-par cleaning and sanitation protocols, a few hotels are going above and beyond to ensure guest safety. Resorts eager to gain guests’ trust have offered on site PCR testing, dedicated medical staff, and complementary virtual doctor visits. More here »
- What does a hotel stay really look like during the pandemic?
A comparison of COVID-19 mitigation measures at three hotel chains gives a peak into what pandemic travel feels like. Evaluated are both hotel protocols and also adherence. More here »
- Cruise halted after crew test positive for COVID-19
The first post-lockdown cruise out of Greece was forced into a testing area in Athens after the crew tested positive for COVID-19. 12 members of the crew, although asymptomatic, tested positive after surveillance testing was implemented as a precautionary measure. Read the full article »
- What will post-COVID-19 cruising look like?
Carnival and Royal Caribbean, two of the largest cruise lines, have implemented several changes to help ensure safe cruising this winter. Daily temperature checks, social distancing, and other elements are being added to daily cruise life to prevent spread of illness. Read more »