Hotels Open as ‘Comforting Refuge' for Health Care Workers

From London to Toronto and across the United States, hotels are re-opening their doors for health care workers responding to COVID-19. Recognizing the need for isolated places to stay, hotels that had once closed because of city or country-wide lockdowns, have opened with skeleton crews to make sure these essential workers can rest. Implementing social distancing precautions, the hotels make sure there is no person-to-person contact, food can be delivered, and the daily housekeeping happens less frequently.

This is a rapid response story about a coping strategy. Due to the urgent crisis, we are relaxing the ‘evidence of effectiveness’ criterion for solutions coverage on COVID-19 to capture early stage, improvisational, and experimental responses that cope with the pandemic.

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