“COVID-19 lead to changes at hotels locally, nationwide”
‘COVID-19 nearly halted businesses at many hotels across the country, including Prairie Hotel in Yelm.
“‘Our occupancy has definitely, I would say, almost plummeted,’ general manager Angie Evans said.
“As COVID-19 restrictions loosen, people are venturing out of the house. Many are rebooking weddings, business trips and family vacations, which means they need a place to stay the night.
“”I have people call and inquire: ‘What are you doing? What are you doing different?’” Evans said.
“Many hotels have added shields at the front desk. They’re also disinfecting key cards and wiping down door handles, elevator buttons, luggage carts and handrails every hour.
“Housekeepers make sure rooms are cleaner than ever before.
‘”We are taking a little extra time in the rooms doing, again, the high-touch areas: the faucets, the door handles, all of the surfaces and things like that’ Evans said,” by Shelby Miller, KIRO-TV 7 News, CBS Seattle. Read more