Weekly Hotel Performance: September 5-11, 2021

While Washington County hotels did see an increase in visitation over the Labor Day holiday, compared to last year, daily occupancy numbers have started to take a dip, bringing decreases over 2020 numbers. Increases in cases due to the Delta variant, as well as a…

COVID-19 Update: President Biden Mandates Vaccines for Large Private Employers

From Oregon Business & Industry (OBI): President Joe Biden on Thursday announced that he will sign an executive order directing the U.S. Department of Labor to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all personnel at companies with more than 100 employees. The directive is expected to…

Providing Service While Promoting Safety

Free Tips & Training to Avoid Mask Confrontations Indoor and outdoor mask mandates have been reinstated and, unfortunately, mask compliance incidents are on the rise. Providing good service and keeping guests and your team safe may be especially challenging once again. The Oregon Hospitality Foundation, which…

Breaking News: Washington County Board of Commissioners Adopts Rules to Enforce Mask Mandate

Board of County Commissioners approve local enforcement of statewide mask mandate On August 24, 2021, the Washington County Board of Commissioners, acting in their role as Local Public Health Authority for Washington County, unanimously agreed to enact a new rule authorizing County Health and…

Statewide Outdoor Mask Requirements

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Governor Kate Brown Announces Statewide Outdoor Mask Requirements With COVID-19 rapidly spreading, masks help stop spread of the Delta variant (Salem, OR, August 24, 2021) — Governor Kate Brown today announced new statewide outdoor mask requirements to help stop the spread of the highly…

New Statewide Mask Requirements Issued by Gov. Kate Brown

Oregon Indoor Mask Requirement, effective Friday, August 13  Goal of indoor mask requirement is to limit the spread of the Delta variant as much as possible indoors, where COVID-19 spreads more easily. The requirement works in combination with efforts to encourage more Oregonians to…

COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted

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Effective immediately, Oregon OSHA formally lifts face covering, distancing parts of COVID-19 rules Press release >>> Oregon OSHA today removed the facial covering and physical distancing requirements of its COVID-19 rule for all workplaces, with certain exceptions, including health care, public transit, and airports….

Hotel Performance May 2-8, 2021

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Washington County Hotels Continue to See Year-Over-Year Improvements Hotel performance continues to improve over last year. Occupancy levels have increased by 91.5% over the same period last year. Last week, Washington County hotels saw occupancy levels of 56.4% (the same week last year, occupancy…

Hotel Performance April 18-24, 2021

COVID-19 has directly affected the hotel industry throughout the United States, and Washington County is no exception. We have been seeing decreases directly tied to the decrease in business and leisure travel due to COVID-19 and related travel restrictions and recommendations. Now, more than a year after the…

Hotel Performance April 11-17, 2021

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COVID-19 has directly affected the hotel industry throughout the United States, and Washington County is no exception. We have been seeing decreases directly tied to the decrease in business and leisure travel due to COVID-19 and related travel restrictions and recommendations. Now, more than a year after the…