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.


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.
Hutchinson Consulting Weekly Video Chat: Wednesdays at 1 pm EST
To help our industry friends and colleagues during this time of unsettling and unexpected career changes, Hutcinson Consulting has launched a new weekly web series that provides career advice from the company’s experienced executive recruiters. Each week, partner Michael Tompkins and one of the members of the recruiting team will spend 30 minutes doing a live video chat where they will tackle an important topic and provide insight, advice, and feedback.
Korn Ferry: On-demand Webinars
Leading through and beyond COVID-19.
View library of webinars here
Zoom Connects with Petra Kolber: Petra Kolber is hosting community calls on a variety of topics every week. Additional webinar information for Petra's calls will be posted here.
Facebook Live with Tanya Chernova: Tanya Chernova, one of ISPA's favorite speakers, recently posted a wonderful Facebook live video where she gives tips on how to spend your time at home. Included in the feed is an activity sheet you can print out.
Webinar Wednesday with Bryan Williams: Another ISPA favorite, Bryan Williams, will be hosting Webinar Wednesday starting in April. Each Wednesday at 2 pm EST, Bryan will host a webinar on leadership, service excellence and team member engagement. Those participating in the webinars will be able to submit questions to discuss each day. A link to each webinar is here.
The Science of Well-Being: Yale offers this course to their students that you can now audit for free or pay $49 and be able to complete the assignments as well. Here is the enrollment link along with a detailed description.
Mindfulness Classes: eMindful offers online mindfulness classes. Sign up here
ZENTS: Free Wellness Classes, 2 pm EST
Please join daily on ZENTS Facebook page for free, live classes of yoga, meditation and fitness. 
FAU Hospitality and Tourism Management: Free Certification Course
Life Fitness: Online Workout Portal
STR Webinar Library: COVID-19 Hotel Industry Impact