Media Release


OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., May 18, 2020 — Today the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association endorsed “Safe Stay,” an industry-wide initiative launched by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) in accordance with guidance issued by public health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to meet new health and safety challenges and expectations presented by COVID-19.


“With the launch of Safe Stay, we seek to ensure both hotel guests and employees are confident in the cleanliness and safety of hotels once travel resumes to our great state of Oklahoma. This initiative represents a new level of focus and transparency for an industry already built on cleanliness. With Safe Stay, the Oklahoma hotels will enhance their already rigorous standards to boost consumer confidence and ensure travelers that hotels will be cleaner and safer than ever before,” said Patti Colley, Chief Strategy Officer of the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association


“The industry’s enhanced hotel cleaning practices, social interactions and workplace protocols will continue to evolve to meet the new health and safety challenges and expectations presented by COVID-19.” said Chip Rogers, president and CEO of AH&LA.


Protocols included in “Safe Stay” address sanitation training, handwashing, hand sanitizer, physical distancing, informational signage for front and back of house and employee well-being checks. Hotels will also be required to continue following any state and local laws. Oklahoma lodging properties interested in more information on “Safe Stay” should visit the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association’s website.


For more general information on “Safe Stay,” visit AH&