In order to ensure the safety of guests and hospitality workers, UNITE HERE has created a Clean Hospitality Checklist.
#1 Daily room cleaning and frequent disinfection
Clean and disinfect entire property, including daily cleaning of guest rooms, and employee-only spaces. Disinfect all high-touch surfaces after each use and frequent cleaning of all common spaces.
#2 PPE & social distancing for ALL
Provide adequate and appropriate PPE and enforce social distance guidelines for staff and guests.
#3 Test and screen to prevent illness
Provide staff with testing prior to reopening and periodically. Provide guests and staff with daily screening. Staff who are ill or self-identify as high-risk must be given additional paid time to isolate.
#4 Rapid response to suspected outbreak
Should a guest or staff member report exposure, illness, or a confirmed case: immediately initiate contact tracing, notify staff, and provide additional paid time so staff can isolate or recover. Offer guest self-isolation with strict safety protocols.
#5 No retaliation against workers who speak out about safety
It is essential that staff are free to speak up about their safety concerns and be included in planning to ensure that we are all safe.