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RPTC: Guidance offered for ‘Travel in the New Normal’

Following a collaboration between medical experts and a broad array of businesses and organizations, the U.S. travel industry submitted to the White House and state governors a document containing detailed guidance for travel-related businesses to help keep their customers and employees safe as the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Entitled “Travel in the New Normal,” the document describes vigorous measures the travel industry will follow to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and help to communicate across each and every step of a traveler’s journey. The goal: to allow travel to safely resume as states and municipalities relax physical distancing guidance.
The “Travel in the New Normal” guidance is focused on six main areas, with the document providing specific examples for each:

Travel businesses should adapt operations, modify employee practices and/or redesign public spaces to help protect employees and customers.

Travel businesses should consider implementing touchless solutions, where practical, to limit the opportunity for virus transmission while also enabling a positive travel experience.

Travel businesses should adopt and implement enhanced sanitation procedures specifically designed to combat the transmission of COVID-19.

Travel businesses should promote health screening measures for employees and isolate workers with possible COVID-19 symptoms and provide health resources to customers.

Travel businesses should establish a set of procedures aligned with CDC guidance should an employee test positive for COVID-19.

Travel businesses should follow best practices in food and beverage services to promote the health of employees and customers.

Visit the following link to read the “Travel in the New Normal” document in its entirety: https://www.ustravel.org/sites/default/files/media_root/document/HealthandSafetyGuidance.pdf

— Submitted by the River Parishes Tourist Commission