Guidance for Businesses and Employers

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the American Hotel & Lodging Association provide up-to-date guidance specifically for businesses and workplaces on the pages linked below:

For more information about aid and relief for businesses and individuals affected by COVID-19, visit ISPA’s Aid & Relief page.

Health & Wellness Resources

How to Wear Your Mask Safely (provided by Noel Asmar Uniforms)

Five psychologists offer advice on what to expect and how to deal with common mental health issues as businesses reopen.
 
This curated set of links includes resources for coping with anxiety and trauma, building resilience and working during the COVID-19 crisis.
 
Dr. Brent Bauer and Dr. Nadir Bhuiyan of the Mayo Clinic discuss best practices for reopening spas.
 
Dr. Brian Fallon of the Columbia University Medical Center discusses how yoga and meditation may reduce COVID-19-related anxiety.
 
ISPA's Josh Corman interviews Kristine Huffman, an owner and partner at Hutchinson Consulting, on the importance of mental wellness in our industry at this time.
 
Amir Hematt, senior director for public health & workplace safety at Zeel, discusses the challenges of PPE procurement and quality assurance facing the spa industry and offers advice for navigating them.
 
Dr. Brent Bauer and Dr. Nadir Bhuiyan of the Mayo Clinic cover the steps spas should be taking to ensure staff safety as we enter flu season, how spas can continue to support guests’ immune health, and how they should handle masks and PPE even if case numbers start to drop.
 

Webinars 

Many ISPA members and resource outlets are producing webinars and podcasts related to the industry's COVID-19 response. Below is a selection of these with helpful details for each. We encourage you to participate in these valuable educational opportunities while working from home or seeking to grow during this time.  
 
Book4Time Webinar: On Demand
The Changing Landscape of the Wellness Industry Amid COVID-19: Listen to thought leaders in the industry talk about how they're navigating the waters of COVID-19 during hotel and spa closures.
  
Korn Ferry: On-demand Webinars
Leading through and beyond COVID-19.
View library of webinars herehttps://bit.ly/2R35tHB
   
FAU Hospitality and Tourism Management: Free Certification Course
 
 
Life Fitness: Online Workout Portal
 
STR Webinar Library: COVID-19 Hotel Industry Impact