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External Article25 March 2020

Coronavirus: Can You – And Should You – 'Shelter In Place' At A Hotel Or Vacation Rental?

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States across the U.S. are invoking "shelter in place" orders, asking their residents not to leave their homes except for essential items such as food and medicine amid the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the country and world.


But what if you are at a hotel or vacation rental when such an order comes? Could you go to a vacation rental to wait it out?

The answer is ultimately up to your judgment, but advice from the hospitality industry and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should give you a sense of what you need to do to keep you and your family safe.

The virus mainly spreads person to person, according to the CDC. So, the more people you're around, the more likely you are to get it. The agency recommends staying 6 feet from other people as the disease can be passed through respiratory droplets created when someone who has COVID-19 coughs or sneezes.

Given all the possibilities of interaction at hotels, how are brands tackling this?

Read the full article at USA TODAY

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