Resources to Combat the Coronavirus

This ConvergeBlog post features several articles that provide valuable information about COVID-10, or the Coronavirus. It is our hope that these articles can assist the travel and hospitality industries to combat the virus and manage the risks that come with it. We will continue to add links with updated information and valuable tips

For more news on the Coronavirus and how operators/owners/travelers/meeting planners can mitigate risks, visit ConvergeBlog which is updated weekly with insight from our collection of thought-leaders and subject-matter experts.

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CARES Act Fixes The Retail Glitch to Make Qualified Improvement Property Eligible for Bonus Depreciation. BDO. (March 2020). Available at

Assistance for Small Businesses. U.S. Department of the Treasury. (March 27, 2020). Available at

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

Pandemic Preparedness In The Workplace and the Americans With Disabilities Act. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (March 17, 2020). Available on

Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19. World Health Organization. (2020). Available from

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)-fighting products. American Chemistry Council, Center for Biocide Chemistries. (2020). Available from

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic. Occupational Health & Safety Administration.

COVID-19 control and prevention. U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2020). Available from

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation summary. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). Available from


COVID-19 Coronavirus: Texas Hotel Industry Occupancy Agreement Survey. Texas Hotel & Lodging Association. (March 31, 2020). Available at

Checklist for Scaling Down or Closing Hotels During COVID-19. LODGING Magazine. (March 31, 2020). Available at

Guidance for Employers to Plan & Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19). American Hotel & Lodging Association. (2020). Available at

Hospitality Specific Infection Prevention: Cleaning, Disinfection and Hygiene. Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Assocation. (2020). Available at

Coronavirus Virus: Revenue Management survival tips for hotels. eHotlier. (March 9, 2020). Available at

Does hotel cleanliness correlate with surfaces guests contact? International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. Available from

Information for hotels and hotel staff. Australian Department of Health. (2020). Available from

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) – Information for hotels and hotel staff. New Zealand Ministry of Health. (2020). Available from

Guidelines on Infection Control & Prevention in Hotel Industry. Hong Kong Department of Health. (2020). Available at


Coronavirus Information and Resources. National Restaurant Association. (2020). Available at

What Restaurant Employers Can Do To Contend With Coronavirus. Restaurant Business. (March 5, 2020). Available at

Suggested Talking Points for Restaurant Operators. National Restaurant Assocation. (2020). Available at

Coronavirus: What Can You Do? ServSafe. (March 3, 2020). Available at


FAQ for Travelers. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). Available from

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

Coronavirus travel ban from Europe: What is known. Dayton Daily News. (March 12, 2020). Available at

Is Your Event Impacted? Traveling and Coronavirus. Travel Balance. (March 12, 2020). Available at

Protecting the business traveler at home and abroad during coronavirus. Phocus Wire. (March 10, 2020). Available from

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


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

Key planning recommendations for Mass Gatherings in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak. World Health Organization. (March 19, 2020). Available at

Interim Guidance for Event Planners and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (March 15, 2020). Available from

Staying Healthy at Meetings: Best Practices. MPI. (March 11, 2020). Available at

Insurance and Legal Guidance for the Coronavirus Outbreak. MeetingsNet. (February 21, 2020). Available at

Cancellation Communications: How to Unplan a Meeting. MeetingsNet. (August 14, 2018). Available at


Insurance Coverage for Losses and Claims Associated with the Coronavirus. ConvergeBlog. (March 18, 2020). Available at

Business Income Losses From Widespread Closure Orders Are Covered Under Standard Property Insurance Policies. Anderson Kill. (March 2020). Available at

Insurance Coverage for Losses Stemming from the Coronavirus. ConvergeBlog. Anderson Kill. (February 25, 2020). Available at


COVID-19 and Working Remotely: Data Security & Privacy Challenges. Eckert Seamans. (March 22, 2019). Available at

Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans With Disabilities Act. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (March 21, 2020). Available at

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