Resources to Combat the Coronavirus

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LAST UPDATED: MARCH 31, 2020


GENERAL

Assistance for Small Businesses. U.S. Department of the Treasury. (March 27, 2020). Available at home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/top-priorities/cares-act/assistance-for-small-businesses.

Interim guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). Available from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

Pandemic Preparedness In The Workplace and the Americans With Disabilities Act. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (March 17, 2020). Available on https://www.eeoc.gov/facts/pandemic_flu.html

Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19. World Health Organization. (2020). Available from https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/getting-workplace-ready-for-covid-19.pdf

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)-fighting products. American Chemistry Council, Center for Biocide Chemistries. (2020). Available from https://www.americanchemistry.com/Novel-Coronavirus-Fighting-Products-List.pdf

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic. Occupational Health & Safety Administration. https://www.osha.gov/Publications/influenza_pandemic.html

COVID-19 control and prevention. U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2020). Available from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/controlprevention.html

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation summary. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). Available from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html


LODGING

COVID-19 Coronavirus: Texas Hotel Industry Occupancy Agreement Survey. Texas Hotel & Lodging Association. (March 31, 2020). Available at texaslodging.com/covid19-lease-survey/

Checklist for Scaling Down or Closing Hotels During COVID-19. LODGING Magazine. (March 31, 2020). Available at lodgingmagazine.com/the-plasencia-group-shares-checklist-for-scaling-down-or-closing-hotels/

Guidance for Employers to Plan & Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19). American Hotel & Lodging Association. (2020). Available at https://www.ahla.com/sites/default/files/Coronavirus%20One%20Pager.pdf

Hospitality Specific Infection Prevention: Cleaning, Disinfection and Hygiene. Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Assocation. (2020). Available at https://www.mrla.org/uploads/1/2/1/3/121332115/1579902365infection_prevention_hospitality.pdf

Coronavirus Virus: Revenue Management survival tips for hotels. eHotlier. (March 9, 2020). Available at https://insights.ehotelier.com/insights/2020/03/09/coronavirus-survival-tips-for-hotels/

Does hotel cleanliness correlate with surfaces guests contact? International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. Available from https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-02-2018-0105

Information for hotels and hotel staff. Australian Department of Health. (2020). Available from https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/02/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-hotels-and-hotel-staff-coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-hotels-and-hotel-staff_0.pdf

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) – Information for hotels and hotel staff. New Zealand Ministry of Health. (2020). Available from https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-information-specific-audiences/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-information-hotels-and-hotel-staff

Guidelines on Infection Control & Prevention in Hotel Industry. Hong Kong Department of Health. (2020). Available at https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/105_guideline_on_infection_controland_prevention_in_hotel_industry.pdf


FOOD & BEVERAGE

Coronavirus Information and Resources. National Restaurant Association. (2020). Available at https://restaurant.org/Covid19

What Restaurant Employers Can Do To Contend With Coronavirus. Restaurant Business. (March 5, 2020). Available at https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/topics/what-restaurant-employers-can-do-contend-coronavirus

Suggested Talking Points for Restaurant Operators. National Restaurant Assocation. (2020). Available at https://www.mrla.org/uploads/1/2/1/3/121332115/3_3_2020_operator_covid_talking_points.pdf

Coronavirus: What Can You Do? ServSafe. (March 3, 2020). Available at https://www.servsafe.com/ServSafe/media/ServSafe/Documents/Coronavirus_COVID-19_Info_TipsforRestaurants.pdf


TRAVEL

FAQ for Travelers. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). Available from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/faqs.html#business-travel

Interim US guidance for risk assessment and public health management of persons with potential coronavirus disease 2020 (COVID-19) exposure in travel-associated or community settings. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). Available from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/risk-assessment.html

Coronavirus travel ban from Europe: What is known. Dayton Daily News. (March 12, 2020). Available at https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/coronavirus-travel-ban-europe-what-know/liVaT3BacMyNQkWX0joIvL/

Is Your Event Impacted? Traveling and Coronavirus. Travel Balance. (March 12, 2020). Available at https://mailchi.mp/7d2bec6b2c04/traveling-and-coronavirus-ways-to-stay-healthy-naturally-1334300

Protecting the business traveler at home and abroad during coronavirus. Phocus Wire. (March 10, 2020). Available from https://www.phocuswire.com/protecting-business-travelers-during-coronavirus

Here’s what business travelers need to know about changing or canceling travel plans as the coronavirus spreads to every continent except Antarctica. Business Insider. (March 5, 2020). Available from https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-travel-plans-what-business-travelers-need-to-know-2020


MEETINGS & EVENTS

Interim guidance: Get your mass gatherings or large community events ready for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). Available from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html

Key planning recommendations for Mass Gatherings in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak. World Health Organization. (March 19, 2020). Available at https://www.who.int/publications-detail/key-planning-recommendations-for-mass-gatherings-in-the-context-of-the-current-covid-19-outbreak

Interim Guidance for Event Planners and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (March 15, 2020). Available from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fcommunity%2Fmass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html

Staying Healthy at Meetings: Best Practices. MPI. (March 11, 2020). Available at https://www.mpi.org/blog/article/staying-healthy-at-meetings-best-practices

Insurance and Legal Guidance for the Coronavirus Outbreak. MeetingsNet. (February 21, 2020). Available at https://www.meetingsnet.com/risk-management/insurance-and-legal-guidance-coronavirus-outbreak

Cancellation Communications: How to Unplan a Meeting. MeetingsNet. (August 14, 2018). Available at https://www.meetingsnet.com/risk-management/cancellation-communications-how-unplan-meeting


INSURANCE

Insurance Coverage for Losses and Claims Associated with the Coronavirus. ConvergeBlog. (March 18, 2020). Available at https://hospitalitylawyer.com/insurance-coverage-for-losses-and-claims-associated-with-the-coronavirus/

Business Income Losses From Widespread Closure Orders Are Covered Under Standard Property Insurance Policies. Anderson Kill. (March 2020). Available at https://mailworks.priworks.com/t/ViewEmail/y/B1752CEB6979525B

Insurance Coverage for Losses Stemming from the Coronavirus. ConvergeBlog. Anderson Kill. (February 25, 2020). Available at https://hospitalitylawyer.com/insurance-coverage-for-losses-stemming-from-the-coronavirus/


EMPLOYMENT LAW & REMOTE WORKING

COVID-19 and Working Remotely: Data Security & Privacy Challenges. Eckert Seamans. (March 22, 2019). Available at https://www.eckertseamans.com/legal-updates/covid-19-and-working-remotely-data-security-privacy-challenges

Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans With Disabilities Act. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (March 21, 2020). Available at https://www.eeoc.gov/facts/pandemic_flu.html

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