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Safety Standards and Checklist: Operators of Lodgings
These workplace safety standards for lodging are posted in advance to the Governor’s initiation of Phase 2 to allow operators of lodging time to prepare for reopening in compliance with these mandatory standards. Hotels, motels, and other lodging businesses have operated during the COVID-19 public health emergency under substantial restrictions pursuant to the Governor’s Essential Services Order (COVID-19 Order No. 13) and Department of Public Health (DPH) Guidance issued March 25, 2020. Hotel, motels, and other Lodging businesses may not expand their operations until specifically authorized to do so in Phase 2 of the Commonwealth’s Workplace Re-Opening Plan and by the withdrawal of the DPH Lodging Guidance. The Governor will initiate Phase 2 of the Re-Opening Plan by formal Executive Order and only following a careful review of public health data.
- Safety Protocols at lodging establishments (which applies to short-term rentals)
- The protocols are geared to hotels and traditional lodging establishments; however, short-term rentals are included as lodging even though all protocols may not necessarily apply