San Francisco Hotels Allowed to Open This Monday September 14

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San Francisco Hotels Allowed to Open This Monday September 14

10 September 2020 — San Francisco, CA: In a late afternoon press announcement today, San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed, Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of Health, and Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu, co-Chair of the City’s Economic Recovery Task Force announced that San Francisco is moving forward with additional loosening of COVID-19 protocols on Monday, September 14 including allowing San Francisco hotels to reopen.

“This is good news for thousands of hotel workers and a good day for everyone who loves San Francisco,” said Kevin Carroll, Hotel Council President and CEO. “Tourism is the beating heart of San Francisco and our hotels are our City’s smiling face. This, truly, marks a turning point in our recovery – economically and psychologically. San Francisco’s hotels being allowed to reopen is a true sign to the world that San Francisco, itself, is reopening.”

The Hotel Council of San Francisco is a non-profit membership-based organization advocating for the economic and social vitality of the hospitality industry in San Francisco. Their membership roster includes over 200 hotels, allied members, and partner organizations. The Hotel Council is dedicated to protecting the San Francisco hospitality industry and connecting its members to support the growth and success of the industry.

The COVID-10 Prevention & Enhanced Cleaning Guidelines put forth by the Hotel Council of San Francisco have been designed to make sure that all hotels are fully ready to re-open.

The 44-page document, the result of more than three months of intensive meetings, input and interaction with hospitality industry leaders, health and safety experts including Cal/OSHA, the CDC, guidelines from the American Hotel & Lodging Association and the California Hotel & Lodging Association in addition to the San Francisco Department of Health & Human Services is available online at:

https://hotelcouncilsf.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/4-COVID-19-Prevention-Enhanced-Cleaning-Guidelines-for-Hotels-Hotel-Council-071720-HBO-Clean.pdf

“Never have our hotels been safer, cleaner or more prepared to welcome guests,” said Carroll from an earlier statement. “Our enhanced safety protocols are above and beyond what is required. San Francisco being able to welcome back guests is an important sign that our recovery, carefully and with all prescribed precautions, is underway. As other communities and cities throughout California have shown, when hotels re-open, tourism and economic renewal follow.”