Berkeley hotels get free masks and hand sanitizer
BERKELEY, CA – Berkeley hotels are currently allowed to be open, though amenities such as swimming pools are closed, and these popular breakfast buffets are now take-out bags similar to local school brown breakfasts.
Hard-hit hotels have received a boost in the form of free personal protective equipment (PPE).
Visit Berkeley recently delivered 29,000 masks and 168 gallons of hand sanitizer to hotels, along with information on how to apply for the CHLA Clean + Safe program.
The California Hotel and Lodging Association (CHLA), in partnership with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, provides PPE to members.
“This is an exceptional and indispensable benefit of our membership in CHLA,” said Barbara Hillman, President and CEO of Visit Berkeley. “We are proud to be able to help provide essential PPE resources to our accommodation partners across the city.”
“Our members are grateful for the Governor’s support for the PPE equipment which improves their readiness for reopening,” said Lynn S. Mohrfeld, President and CEO of CHLA.
The initiative provides hotels with cleaning and disinfection protocols, with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the California Department of Public Health, and county public health departments.