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WELL building institute steps up health safety rating for hotels and resorts

Certification body forms advisory group of industry leaders and health experts.

June 30, 2020 |

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The International WELL Building Institute has formed the WELL Advisory for Hotels and Resorts.

The group will provide insights on the application of the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facilities Operations and Management for hotels and resorts. Co-Chairs of the advisory group include Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States, and Stacey Rizza, M.D., professor of medicine, infectious disease, and president of the Mayo Clinic Staff, Rochester, Minn.

The WELL Health-Safety Rating includes guidance on the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases. It provides a centralized source and governing body to validate efforts made by owners and operators through third-party document review and verification.

“Hotels and resorts are among the hardest hit by COVID-19,” said IWBI president Rachel Gutter in a news release. “The WELL Health-Safety Rating is a mark that signals to guests and employees that evidence-based protocols grounded in science have been both adopted and verified with third-party document review.”

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