Marriott to Require Guests to Wear Masks in All Public Spaces

By Kurt Stolz on 21 July 2020
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Marriott International said it will require all guests to don face masks in its hotels’ lobbies and other public spaces.

The policy goes into effect on July 27, 2020. It follows the issuance of guidelines for hotels and travelers issued last week by the American Hotel and Lodging Association, an industry trade group, that called for guests to wear masks in public spaces and practice social distancing.  Other hotel chains including Hyatt have similar policies in effect.

Masks have been mandatory for Marriott hotel employees for several months, the company said.

The policy was announced by the chain’s CEO, Arne Sorenson, in a video message to employees.

“Health experts have made it clear that wearing face coverings in public spaces is one of the easiest steps that we can all take to protect one another and reduce the spread of COVID-19,” Sorenson said in the video.

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