During the global pandemic, visitation to the Big Apple plummeted—and understandably so. After all, the city ended up shutting down on multiple fronts, restricting outside visitors to major attractions, and limiting local traffic. As a result, the city’s streets looked eerily empty. However, all of these efforts helped with controlling the spread of the coronavirus. Now that the COVID-19 situation has improved and traveling has resumed in New York City, here’s a look at what corporate housing firms are doing to keep business and leisure travelers safe going forward, explains business expert Brian Ferdinand in a recently published article.
CLEANING CREWS FOR CORPORATE HOUSING
According to Brian Ferdinand, who is the managing partner of CorpHousing Group, a reputable corporate housing firm is now using specialized crews for cleaning its units and following the most recent protocols. The good news, though, is that guests stay in corporate housing units for extended periods of time. As a result, there is less turnover when compared with your typical hotel room stays, which usually span two or three days.
The reality is, hotel operators can’t commit the amount of staffing required to professionally clean their rooms according to the newest coronavirus standards. This will likely shift more travelers away from the high-occupancy hotel setting to the longer-term corporate housing rental setting, according to Ferdinand.
ADDITIONAL STEPS FOR COMBATTING COVID-19
When it comes to fighting the virus, top-of-the-line corporate housing companies are taking additional steps to further keep their guests safe. For instance, you might be encouraged to remove your shoes before entering your corporate housing property. In addition, your corporate housing provider will likely encourage you to wash your hands with water and soap frequently or use sanitizer.
While in public in your destination city, you may want to wear masks as well, as this will help to curb the spread of COVID-19. Likewise, you should maintain a physical distance of six feet from other people who are not in your household or group.
Finally, if you do start to experience COVID-19 symptoms, be sure to cancel your stay at your corporate housing unit. Likewise, if you come into contact with somebody who has COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days of your stay, be sure to cancel your booking.
All of the above steps are essential for ensuring that corporate housing guests consistently enjoy healthy and rewarding stays in the midst of the current pandemic.