COVID-19 Info & Links
Useful News, Links, and Information on the Hotel Industry Concerning COVID-19


If You Encounter Anyone You Suspect May Have Contracted the Coronavirus

  • - Request that the individual seek medical attention from a physician or healthcare provider.
  • - Contact your local health authorities to report any suspected case.
  • - Inform your franchise operations representative (if you franchise with a brand).
  • - Keep your staff informed of the situation with regular updates.
  • - Determine whether a notification is needed for all hotel guests (consult local health authorities for guidance on what may be required).

World Health Organization Coronavirus information

WHO is continuously monitoring and responding to this outbreak. This Q&A will be updated as more is known about COVID-19, how it spreads and how it is affecting people worldwide. For more information, check back regularly on WHO’s coronavirus pages.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Keeping Workplaces, Schools, Homes and Commercial Establishments Safe 

American Hotel & Lodging Association

CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses, COVID-19 Prevention & Preparedness Resources, Live CDC Coronavirus Updates, CDC Situation Summary, and WHO Situation Reports Homepage.

Asian American Hotel Owners Association

AAHOA is working around the clock to ensure that the concerns of America’s hoteliers are heard loud and clear in Washington, D.C. Members of Congress need to understand the issues our members must confront amidst this national crisis.

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

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, the 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. 

Download the Latest Ecolab Coronavirus Cleanliness Resources

For resources about Coronavirus and what cleaning products are suggested for use by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) visit the Ecolab COVID-19 Resource Library here. 

Choice SBA Considering Your Financial Options

The New Lending Environment The application and approval process for Small Business Association (SBA) loans has been streamlined from 60 days to 3 weeks or less and generally requires less documentation. Additional highlights of the new SBA lending environment. 

Upcoming AAHOA COVID-19 Webinars (Open to All Hoteliers) 

04/01 – Hotel Owners & COVID-19: Hotel Supply Chain Impacts
04/02 – Hotel Owners & COVID-19: Market Volatility Update

Past AAHOA COVID-19 Webinars

Hotel Owners & COVID-19: Holding the Line & Protecting your Revenue
Hotel Owners & COVID-19: Addressing Financing Challenges
Hotel Owners & COVID-19: Creative Marketing and Messaging Strategies
Hotel Owners & COVID-19: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Hotel Owners & COVID-19: CMBS Loans
Hotel Owners & COVID-19: Employee Considerations
Hotel Owners & COVID-19: Discussion of Force Majeure Clauses
Hotel Owners & COVID-19: Implications for Employers
Hotel Owners & COVID-19: The Importance of Effectively Coaching Employees
Hotel Owners & COVID-19: Understanding Loss of Income Insurance Coverage
Hotel Owners & COVID-19: Steady Leadership
Hotel Owners & COVID-19: Leading in a Time of Crisis
Hotel Owners & COVID-19: Revenue Strategies for Staying Afloat
Hotel Owners & COVID-19: Property Tax Tips
Hotel Owners & COVID-19: Manage & Operate Your Hotel with Minimal Staffing
Hotel Owners & COVID-19: Hotel Supply Chain Impacts
Hotel Owners & COVID-19: Spa and Pool Area Compliance and Best Uses
Hotel Owners & COVID-19: The Legal ABCs of the Coronavirus
Hotel Owners & COVID-19: The CARES Act

Past AHLA COVID-19 Webinars

Advocacy Updates from AHLA’s Government Affairs Team
Potential Supply Chain Impacts of COVID-19: Presented by AHLA Gold Partner Avendra
COVID-19 Impact on the U.S. Hotel Industry: Presented by AHLA Platinum Partner STR
COVID-19 Phase 3 Legislative Update & Small Business Administration Presentation
Lockton Companies Update: Navigating Insurance and Claims
AHLA Government Affairs Update and Staffing & Employee Relations in the COVID-19 Era