Travel insights from Andrea Sedlacek, editor of The Compass

Marriott International Will Require Guests to Wear Face Coverings

Citing the recent spikes in COVID-19 cases across the U.S. and with guidance from health officials, Marriott International is now requiring all guests to wear a face covering in all indoor public spaces, starting July 27, 2020.

In a video released on July 20, Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorenson shared the new requirement, saying “We can do more to protect each other and our associates.”

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

Previously, Marriott had only required employees to wear face coverings. But as cases increased in the U.S., the hotel giant expanded that requirement to its guests. Marriott also recently starting promoting a Safe Stay Guest Checklist in partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

So if you are headed to a Marriott property, “Please pack your mask,” Sorenson said. One more little but very easy thing to add to your packing list.

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