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AHLEI COVID-19 Course Demonstrates Cleaning, Safety Guidelines for Hotel Reopening


As the economy reopens and travelers begin to visit hotels once more, properties must be prepared to meet the new health and safety challenges presented by COVID-19. To assist, the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) today launched COVID-19 Precautions for Hotels, an online course created to help hotels train their staffs on safety and cleanliness guidelines developed for the industry by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).

The course is a training companion to the Safe Stay initiative, an industry-wide, enhanced health and safety protocols designed to prepare America’s hotels to safely welcome back guests and employees as the economy reopens.   The guidelines have been endorsed by hospitality leaders and public health experts in all 50 states and Canada, and focus on cleaning and sanitizing, employee health, physical distancing, personal hygiene, and mitigation of virus transmission.

“As operators make plans to reopen their properties, they are aware that all of their staff will need training on how to operate safely during the pandemic,” said Sherman Brown, Executive Vice President, Training and Certification for the National Restaurant Association and AHLEI. “This online training highlights industry guidelines endorsed by all major hotel brands to show staff how to provide guests with the highest level of cleanliness and safety.”

The 15-minute course is available in English or Spanish. People who successfully complete the course and brief assessment receive a certificate. COVID-19 Precautions for Hotels can be hosted on an organization’s LMS or purchased individually.

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