Most fully vaccinated people will not need to take special precautions in hotels, but what you feel comfortable with will depend on your situation.
Do I need to take precautions in hotels if I have been vaccinated?
Most people won’t need this, but it depends on your situation.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the risk of COVID-19 is low if you have been fully vaccinated, and that you can resume indoor and outdoor activities without a mask or social distancing. can start.
“Hotels are safe, but I think there are individual personal factors that may affect you in one way or another,” says Dr. Sonia Gandhi, associate chief medical officer at Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital.
To help you decide your comfort level, Gandhi suggests looking at infection and vaccination rates at the location you’re visiting. If cases are few, you should feel more confident about activities that may bring you into close contact with others, such as dining in hotel restaurants or using the gym.
Most US hotel chains took measures during the pandemic to reduce the risk of infection, and those changes remain in effect. Many hotels offer contactless check-in, prepackaged breakfast items, and more frequent cleaning of common areas instead of an open buffet.
Some hotels and inns, including the MGM Resort chain, have also upgraded their air filtration systems and even added personal air purifiers to some guest rooms.
If you’re concerned, call to see what protocols the hotel has.
Marriott, Hyatt, IHG Hotels & Resorts and other hotel operators have removed the mask requirement for fully vaccinated guests at their US hotels. Hilton’s mask rules vary by location, but employees are still required to wear masks.
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