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Coronavirus Information & Resources

As the travel industry undergoes unprecedented changes, CHLA is working to ensure you have the resources, information, and support you need. This webpage will be updated daily at 9:30am and 4pm with the most recent industry updates and COVID-19 information available.

We remain very engaged in our advocacy efforts, particularly those which address the effects of the coronavirus on your businesses. We will continue to work with government officials to obtain fiscal and regulatory relief for the industry. To track our advocacy efforts, click here.

On March 19, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Please note, hotel and lodging properties are considered essential businesses and, therefore, are exempt from this order and may remain open. This has been confirmed via the California Office of Emergency Services as well.


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RECENT UPDATES & RESOURCES - Week of March 23
 
March 26 Webinar - Recommendations for Managing Covid-19 at your Hotel

Presented by Petra Risk Solutions

Download Presentation    Watch Webinar Recording

Recommendations for Managing the COVID-19 at your Hotel (Video) - Petra Risk Solutions

Closed Hotel Operations Recommendations (PDF) - Petra Risk Solutions


News

CARE ACT – Business and Employee Support
Small Business Administration and Department of Treasury

Congress is in the process of approving a two trillion dollar support package with funding dedicated to cover labor costs for up to eight weeks. To learn more about the proposed support programs, click here. To read the full bill, click here.


For Employers

Fisher Phillips: Furlough or Layoff — Does it Matter? (PDF)

Sample Employee Pass for Critical Infrastructure Work

Recommendations for Managing the COVID-19 Business and Government Actions (PDF) 

Recommendations for Managing the COVID-19 at your Hotel (Video)

Closed Hotel Operations Recommendations (PDF)

Sample Reductions Made by Hotel Corporate Offices in Relation to the COVID-19 Pandemic

FBI Alert: Increase in Cybercrime

ECOLAB Cleaning and disinfecting guidance for hospitality (PDF)


COMMUNICATIONS

Volunteer Hotels - Additional Opportunity (March 24)

 

The Following State and Federal Resources Are Available to Employees Affected by Coronavirus
Resources for Employees During COVID-19

Our employees are our most valuable assets. As we look ahead to the immediate future, here are some state and federal resources available to employees to help support them over the coming days.

 

California Employment Development Department

UI Work Sharing Program Staff Reduction Alternatives
This program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs — retaining their trained employees by reducing their hours and wages that can be partially offset with UI benefits.
 
Unemployment Insurance - Reduced Work Hours
Available if an employee’s hours are reduced or operations are shut down due to COVID-19. Workers who are temporarily unemployed due to COVID-19 and expected to return to work with their employer within a few weeks are not required to actively seek work each week, with certain provisions.

Unemployment Insurance – School Closures
Available if an employee’s child’s school is closed, and they must miss work to provide care. Eligible employees must have no other care options and be unable to continue working their normal hours remotely. 
 
Disability Insurance – Sick or Quarantined
Available if an employee is unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional).
 
Paid Family Leave – Caregiving
Available if an employee is unable to work because they are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional).

 

California Franchise Tax Board

Delayed Filing – State Taxes
Individual filers have a 60-day extension and can pay their taxes by June 15. The State Franchise Tax Board will also waive interest and any late filing or late payment penalties that would otherwise apply. Taxpayers claiming the special relief should write COVID-19 in black ink at the top of the tax return to alert FTB of the special extension period.

 

Internal Revenue Service

Delayed Filing – Federal Taxes 
Yesterday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that the Internal Revenue Service will give filers 90 days to pay income taxes due on up to $1 million in tax owed. During that three-month deferral period, taxpayers won’t be subject to interest and penalties.

 

California Department of Industrial Relations

Commission Guidance – Taking Time Off
According to the California Department of Industrial Relations, employees should use paid sick leave when taking time off from work as a result of contracting COVID-19. Should they exhaust their paid sick leave, they may use other forms of paid leave. An employer cannot require an employee to use paid sick leave. If the worker decides to use paid sick leave, the employer can require they take a minimum of two hours of paid sick leave. The determination of how much paid sick leave will be used is up to the employee.

 

California Department of Community Services and Development

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – Financial/Energy Assistance
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) provides one-time financial assistance to help balance an eligible household's utility bill.

 

California Hotel & Lodging Association

Rx Aid Prescription Assistance – Medical Assistance
Saves employees and their families up to 75% (average savings of about 40%) on all FDA-approved prescription medications. Cards are pre-activated and easy to use - no registration required and no associated fees. Accepted at more than 62,000 pharmacies nationwide.

Telemedicine: Discounted Virtual Visits with Health Professionals - Medical Assistance
HealthiestYou from Teladoc will be offered at a members-only negotiated price of $7 per employee per month ($7/mo includes employee +  entire family) with $0 copays. 

 


As hotel associates are being laid off or furloughed due to the impact of coronavirus on the travel industry, the AHLA Foundation has compiled this list of Employment Partners that are actively seeking to hire new associates as they face increased demand at this time. Please feel free to share this list with your employees.

 

Updates & Resources for Businesses & Employers

March 26 WEBINAR PRESENTATION - Recommendations for Managing COVID19 at your Hotel (PDF)

March 26 WEBINAR RECORDING Recommendations for Managing COVID19 at your Hotel (Video)

Recommendations for Managing the COVID-19 Business and Government Actions (PDF) - Petra Risk Solutions

Recommendations for Managing the COVID-19 at your Hotel (Video) - Petra Risk Solutions

Closed Hotel Operations Recommendations (PDF) - Petra Risk Solutions

ECOLAB Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance for Hospitality (PDF)

CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Sample Employee Pass for Critical Infrastructure Work

Sample Reductions Made by Hotel Corporate Offices in Relation to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements - U.S. Department of Labor

 


The Following State and Federal Resources Are Available to Employers Affected by Coronavirus

As the travel industry undergoes unprecedented changes, CHLA is working to ensure you have the resources, information, and support you need. While we continue to work with government officials to obtain fiscal and regulatory relief for the industry, here are some state and federal resources available to employers to help support you over the coming days.

That being said, we’re headed back to the Capitol - we’ve still got work to do. To track our advocacy, click here.

Small Business Administration

Economic Injury Disaster Loans – Financial Support
This program provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

Local Assistance – Business Strategy Support
These offices focus on ensuring you are maximizing the disaster relief support that is available.

California State Treasurer’s Office

California Capital Access Program – Financial Support
This program encourages banks and other financial institutions to make loans to small businesses that have difficulty obtaining financing. You may receive more favorable loan terms from a lender if your loan is enrolled in this program.

California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program – Financial Support
This program guarantees up to 95 percent of the loan through its partner Financial Development Corporations to help small business borrowers who need term loans or lines of credit for working capital.

Office of the Small Business Advocate

Local Assistance – Business Strategy Support
A network of small business centers throughout the state to offer consulting and training and access to capital.

California Employment Development Department

UI Work Sharing Program – Staff Reduction Alternatives
This program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs — retaining their trained employees by reducing their hours and wages that can be partially offset with UI benefits.

Unemployment Insurance – Reduced Work Hours
Available if an employee’s hours are reduced or operations are shut down due to COVID-19. Workers who are temporarily unemployed due to COVID-19 and expected to return to work with their employer within a few weeks are not required to actively seek work each week, with certain provisions.

Rapid Response Program – Potential Closure or Layoffs
Available if planning for a closure or major layoffs as a result of the coronavirus. Teams will meet with you to discuss your needs, help avert potential layoffs, and provide immediate on-site services to assist workers facing job losses.

Payroll Tax Extension – Tax Assistance
This program allows businesses to request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. A written request for extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return.

  • Toll-free from the U.S. or Canada: 1-888-745-3886
  • Hearing impaired (TTY): 1-800-547-9565
  • Outside the U.S. or Canada: 1-916-464-3502
California Franchise Tax Board

Delayed Filing – State Taxes
Partnerships and LLCs who are taxed as partnerships whose tax returns are due on March 15 now have a 90-day extension to file and pay by June 15. Taxpayers claiming the special relief should write COVID-19 in black ink at the top of the tax return to alert FTB of the special extension period.

Internal Revenue Service

Delayed Filing – Federal Taxes 
Corporate taxpayers may defer up to $10 million of federal income tax payments that would be due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest. This guidance does not change the April 15 filing deadline.

California Department of Industrial Relations

Commission Guidance – Taking Time Off
According to the California Department of Industrial Relations, employees should use paid sick leave when taking time off from work as a result of contracting COVID-19. Should they exhaust their paid sick leave, they may use other forms of paid leave. An employer cannot require an employee to use paid sick leave. If the worker decides to use paid sick leave, the employer can require they take a minimum of two hours of paid sick leave. The determination of how much paid sick leave will be used is up to the employee.

Congress

Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act – Subsidized Leave
Among its provisions, provides a series of refundable tax credits for employers who are required to provide the Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Paid Family and Medical Leave. Employers are entitled to a refundable tax credit equal to 100% of the qualified sick leave wages or family leave wages paid for each calendar quarter.

California Hotel & Lodging Association

Governmental Advocacy – Economic Support
As your representatives, we are working with State and Federal agencies and legislators to get the support you need today. For updates on our advocacy, click the link above.

Member Discounts and Resources – Operational Support
All members can access programs designed to help keep your costs down, such as discount Merchant Service Rates, Human Resources Benefits, Health-Care Discounts, Telehealth Services, ADA Lawsuit Assistance, and more.

Free Human Trafficking Prevention Training – Legal Compliance
All members can receive free human trafficking prevention training. As a state mandated course, CHLA’s program is available to members at no cost


Advocacy Updates Affecting Employers

California “Suspends” Its WARN Act Under Certain Circumstances Amid COVID-19 Crisis [Fisher Phillips]

Among other challenges in the last week, California employers have grappled with important issues relating to reducing their workforces: Are we subject to the state and federal laws requiring advance notice of layoffs? If so, what do we do, since it’s not possible to give 60 days of notice? Are there exceptions? What are the consequences of not providing the required notice?

Congress Finalizes COVID-19 Coronavirus Response Act: Prepare To Provide Paid Sick Leave And FMLA [Fisher Phillips]

The Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act today, an economic stimulus plan aimed at addressing the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on Americans and introducing paid sick leave and an expanded family and medical leave act to the nation’s employers. An earlier version of this Act (H.R. 6201) was previously passed by the House in the early hours of Saturday, March 14 before being significantly altered late Monday, March 16. The bill now awaits President Trump’s signature, which is expected later today or tomorrow as he has already publicly supported the bill. Once he signs the bill, it will become effective in 15 days.

Find Comprehensive FAQs For Employers On The COVID-19 Coronavirus on the Fisher Phillips' website.


Practical measures and considerations for guests:
  • Consider a pro-active note to guests for reassurance and practical recommendations for cleanliness
  • If your property has a self-quarantined guest:
    • Do not allow employees in the room:
      • Leave linens/towels outside room.
      • For room service, attempt to use disposable/recyclable containers.
      • Treat dirty/soiled linens/towels and trash carefully.
  • Enhance public space cleaning (elevator buttons/door handles, etc.)
  • Hand sanitizers available in public areas.
  • If your property is exposed to the Coronavirus from a guest, consider a third-party service for the room cleaning or a specific deep clean for the room.
 
Practical measures and considerations for employees:
  • Encourage more hand sanitizer usage.
  • Be liberal with sick/time off policies:
    • Where possible, consider allowing employees to work remotely.
    • Consider allowing negative sick/time off balances.
  • Thoughtfully consider employee-related travel.
    • As best as possible, be aware of employee personal travel internationally.
  • Keep in mind that some areas may be closing schools, which will impact employees.
  • Be vigilant of guest profiling.
 
Practical measures and considerations business-wise:
  • Attempt to be liberal with cancellation policies:
    • Consider utilizing a credit for future travel.
  • Review cancellation policies for group bookings.
  • Please note third-party booking services have or may invoke relaxed cancellation policies.
  • Governor Newson has declared a state of emergency and anti-price gouging regulations are in effect which limits price increases to 10% with seasonal/contracted pricing changes allowed.
  • Prepare for fluctuations in staffing levels.

Sample Letter to Distribute to Guests at Check-in

Dear Valued Guest,

As we strive to protect you and our team members from viruses and bacteria, we strongly recommend that you utilize our hand sanitizer and wipe stations throughout the hotel. It is our goal to aid in your safety and that of your families by reducing the possible risk of germs being spread. We appreciate, and request, your adherence to the signage posted at each of these stations and thank you for helping us keep our hotel a clean and healthy environment. On behalf of the Management & Team, I want to thank you for choosing the (hotel name) and we appreciate your assistance in protecting all of our patrons.

Respectfully,

_______________________________
General Manager


Sample employee pass for critical infrastructure work

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

On March 20, 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 (the “Order”) instructing “individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, as outlined at https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19.”

The federal critical infrastructure sectors incorporated by referenced in the Order expressly includes the Commercial Facilities Sector (the “CFS”). The CFS consists of eight subsectors, one of which is Lodging (e.g., hotels and motels). [1]

In compliance with the Order, __________________________________ is an employee of __________________________ and is scheduled to work on the following dates: __________________________.

______{Signature}_______________________
Name: _________________________________
General Manager
Telephone: __________________
Address: ____________________

[1] https://www.cisa.gov/commercial-facilities-sector

Sample Employee Pass for Critical Infrastructure Work (Doc)

 

Volunteer Hotel Opportunities

NATIONAL

The US Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is seeking hoteliers who are willing to enter into temporary leases for certain types of lodging properties at this time. California has been identified as one of the state jurisdictions actively seeking hotels for use as a first responder and medical professional housing, emergency hospitals and quarantine sites. 

AHLA is also working to create a lease template that can be used between the government and the property to, again, allow for efficiencies for both the DHHS and the hotelier. The template lease arrangement would include several key provisions, such as: total property leasing, protecting hotel associates’ safety through limited or no staffing, broad indemnification, and repairing and sanitizing properties at the completion of such leases.

If you are interested in leasing your properties to the government, please fill out this online form.

Please note: It is the DHHS’s preference to lease properties that are in relatively close proximity to hospitals. However, at this point, AHLA is collecting the names of all properties in all states who are interested, regardless of distance to hospitals.
 

STATE

In his press conference on March 15, Governor Newsom mentioned the need for the state to look at leasing and purchasing hotels.  CHLA has already sent out a notice about this effort on Friday and we’d like to thank all the hotels who responded with their interest to volunteer.  However, from this afternoon’s news, the Governor is requesting additional hotel room capacity to host vulnerable populations such as homeless who may need to be quarantined and/or treated for the coronavirus.

The preferred parameters for participation are: 

  • Interior corridors (inward facing doors)
  • HVAC unit per room
  • Large parking lot to maneuver large trucks/ambulances

The State generally contracts for the entire property (no room blocks), doesn’t utilize any of the existing hotel staff, and compensates the hotel for what the anticipated staffing would have been and as if your hotel was at 100% occupancy.  A template for a hotel lease can be found here.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email your property name, address, and total room numbers to DepartmentOperationsCenter@dss.ca.gov.  

In relation to the entire State of California, Governor Newsom announced additional measures to combat the spread of coronavirus, including:

  • State to look at leasing and purchasing hotel and lodging properties help vulnerable populations (homeless)
  • Closures advised for bars, wineries, brew pubs, nightclubs
  • Restaurants advised to operate at 50% occupancy 
  • Seniors 65+ and those with chronic conditions should self-isolate
  • Hospitals, nursing homes limited to end of life visitation 

To watch the press conference and for news related to the Governor’s announcement, click here.

If you are a branded property, please check with your brand for any contractual issues of allowing your property to be utilized for this purpose.

 

California Updates & Resources

RESOURCES

Get Local InformationEach city, county, and local government in California is working to respond to COVID-19. See local information for California counties.

California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

COVID-19 Updates from the California Department of Public Health

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates from Visit California

California Counties COVID-19 Response (Map with clickable links)

California Resiliency Alliance (CRA)

 


NEWS

Gov. Newsom Issues Stay at Home Order (March 19, 2020)

On March 19, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Please note, hotel and lodging properties are considered essential businesses and, therefore, are exempt from this order and may remain open. This has been confirmed via the California Office of Emergency Services as well.

Click here to learn more about the order and click here to see the Governor’s address.

Additionally, Los Angeles County residents will be required to stay-at-home under a new “Safer-At-Home” Order issued by Los Angeles County, effective tonight at midnight through April 19, 2020. This will force the closure of all non-essential businesses. Again, hotels are exempt and can remain open.

Read the Order


California “Suspends” Its WARN Act Under Certain Circumstances Amid COVID-19 Crisis (March 18, 2020)

Among other challenges in the last week, California employers have grappled with important issues relating to reducing their workforces: Are we subject to the state and federal laws requiring advance notice of layoffs? If so, what do we do, since it’s not possible to give 60 days of notice? Are there exceptions? What are the consequences of not providing the required notice? [Fisher Phillips]

Learn More


Bay Area Shelter in Place Order (March 16, 2020)

Mayor Breed of the City of San Francisco, in conjunction with Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda counties that make up the Bay Area, announced an order for shelter in place until April 7, 2020. 

We have confirmed via the San Francisco Hotel Council that hotel and lodging properties are exempt and can remain open because they are considered residential and essential for the purpose of the order (this is specifically mentioned on page nine of the City of San Francisco order).  

Read the Press Release


On March 15, Governor Newsom announced additional measures to combat the spread of coronavirus, including:
  • State to look at leasing and purchasing hotel and lodging properties help vulnerable populations (homeless)
  • Closures advised for bars, wineries, brew pubs, nightclubs
  • Restaurants advised to operate at 50% occupancy 
  • Seniors 65+ and those with chronic conditions should self-isolate
  • Hospitals, nursing homes limited to end of life visitation 

To watch the press conference and for news related to the Governor’s announcement, click here.

 

National Updates & Resources

RESOURCES

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

U.S. Travel Association Emergency Preparedness and Response: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America - 15 Days to Slow the Spread (PDF)

FBI Alert: Increase in Cybercrime

AHLA Facts About Coronavirus & Additional Resources


NEWS

CARE ACT – Business and Employee Support (March 26, 2020)
Small Business Administration and Department of Treasury

Congress is in the process of approving a two trillion dollar support package with funding dedicated to cover labor costs for up to eight weeks. To learn more about the proposed support programs, click here. To read the full bill, click here.


Congress Finalizes COVID-19 Coronavirus Response Act: Prepare To Provide Paid Sick Leave And FMLA (March 18, 2020)

The Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act today, an economic stimulus plan aimed at addressing the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on Americans and introducing paid sick leave and an expanded family and medical leave act to the nation’s employers. An earlier version of this Act (H.R. 6201) was previously passed by the House in the early hours of Saturday, March 14 before being significantly altered late Monday, March 16. The bill now awaits President Trump’s signature, which is expected later today or tomorrow as he has already publicly supported the bill. Once he signs the bill, it will become effective in 15 days. [Fisher Phillips]

Learn More


U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.

  • Any such Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance declaration issued by the SBA makes loans available to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations in designated areas of a state or territory to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance will coordinate with the state’s or territory’s Governor to submit the request for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance.
  • Once a declaration is made for designated areas within a state, the information on the application process for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance will be made available to all affected communities as well as updated on our website: SBA.gov/disaster.
  • SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
  • These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.
  • SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay.
  • SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans are just one piece of the expanded focus of the federal government’s coordinated response, and the SBA is strongly committed to providing the most effective and customer-focused response possible.
  • For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Learn More and Apply

Helpful CHLA Member Benefits
Telemedicine: Discounted Virtual Visits with Health Professionals 

HealthiestYou from Teladoc will be offered at a members-only negotiated price of $7 per employee per month ($7/mo includes employee +  entire family) with $0 copays. 

Member Discounts and Resources 

All members can access programs designed to help keep your costs down, such as discount Merchant Service Rates, Human Resources Benefits, Health-Care Discounts, ADA Lawsuit Assistance, and more.

Free Human Trafficking Prevention Training 

All members can receive free human trafficking prevention training. As a state mandated course, CHLA’s program is available to members at no cost.

Free Pharmacy Discount Cards

Saves employees and their families up to 75% (average savings of about 40%) on all FDA-approved prescription medications. Cards are pre-activated and easy to use - no registration required and no associated fees. Accepted at more than 62,000 pharmacies nationwide.

Free Premium Access to Help People Cope With Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19

Sanvello Health, Inc., a leading provider of digital and tele-mental health solutions to individuals, businesses and payers, has included free premium access to its digital care delivery platform. This offer, available globally, makes Sanvello’s clinically validated techniques, coping tools and peer support free to anyone impacted by COVID-19 immediately for the duration of the crisis.

Free Emotional Support for All 

CHLA's health care partner, United Healthcare, is offering an emotional support line, available at any time at 866-342-6892. This 24/7 Optum Help Line is staffed by professionally trained mental health experts. It is free of charge and open to anyone. This free help line is available to anyone who may be experiencing anxiety or stress related to COVID-19.

 

Official Cornavirus/COVID-19 Information Sources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Visit California Coronavirus Updates

U.S. Travel Association Emergency Preparedness and Response: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

ECOLAB summary on Infection Prevention for the hospitality industry (PDF)

ECOLAB Cleaning and disinfecting guidance for hospitality (PDF)

AHLA Facts About Coronavirus & Additional Resources

California Resiliency Alliance (CRA)

California Department of Public Health Agencies

Meetings Mean Business Coronavirus Resources

COVID-19: How to be Safe & Resilient (Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University)


What can the public do to limit the spread of COVID-19?

The California Department of Public Health recommends the following steps to prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses:

  • Washing hands with soap and water.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick are all ways to reduce the risk of infection with a number of different viruses. 
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough. 
What are the symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Typically, human Coronaviruses cause mild-to-moderate respiratory illness. Symptoms are very similar to the flu, including:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

In some cases, COVID-19 can cause more severe respiratory illness.

Do you have questions about the Coronavirus?
CHLA recommends that individuals refer to official sources such as the CDCCalifornia Department of Public Health agencies and the U.S. Department of State for the latest information about coronavirus.

Please send questions to covid19info@calodging.com.

CHLA Partners