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COVID-19 FAQ and Legal Resources

The California Hotel & Lodging Association is working to bring you the information you need to make the best decisions for your business. Click on a tab below to view CHLA partner and member resources answering these common questions. If your question is not directly addressed by the resources below, please email covid19info@calodging.com to have the answer added to this page or contact any of our legal member partners. 

Q: What can an employer do to protect their staff?

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Q: Can I keep my lodging establishment open?

Please refer to CHLA's Local Ordinance Tracker
Note: local orders are being continuously updated so businesses should always verify that the version of the ordinance they are reviewing is the most up-to-date version.

Q: How can I use Paycheck Protection Program funds?

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Q: How does the Families First Coronavirus Act affect my business?

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Q: How does the CARES Act affect my business?

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Q: What is Force Majeure and how does it affect my property?

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Q: Are employers required to provide masks to employees?

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Q: Can an employer restrict employee travel?

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Q: Can a lodging operator be sued by guests or employees who contract coronavirus?

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Q: Does business interruption coverage include coronavirus?

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  • Berliner Cohen (Article)
  • Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (Article)
Q: Can an employer require temperature checks for employees and how must they handle the data?

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Q: What do I do if State and local orders conflict?

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Q: Can employees refuse to return to work after shelter-in-place restrictions are lifted?

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Do you have questions about Coronavirus/COVID-19?
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