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  • Jared Ellis

Hotel industry says it’s ready for visitors to return to the islands

Mufi Hannemann of the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association told a Hawaii Tourism Authority marketing committee Wednesday that when visitors are allowed to return, hotels around the state will have protocols to keep visitors and workers safe.

“This is a statewide effort on standards that has been vetted by the governor’s office, supported by the Department of Health, blessed by the state Attorney General’s office,” Hannemann told the panel. “All four county mayors have seen it. We’ve also shared it with our labor affiliates.”

Hannemann said the protocols for safety and sanitizing will exceed the Centers for Disease Control requirements.

He also said hotels will be prepared to isolate guests who fall ill after arrival.

“We will basically take care of a customer for guest that comes to Hawaii and during the course of their stay, they contract the virus, what have you,” said Hannemann. “It’s incumbent for us to take care of that person or persons until they require hospitalization.”

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