Connecticut Lodging Association
Coronavirus Update 6/22/2021
STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 12 June
U.S. hotel occupancy reached its highest weekly level since early November 2019, according to STR‘s latest data through 12 June. 
6-12 June 2021 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019*):
  • Occupancy: 66.0% (-10.3%)
  • Average daily rate (ADR): US$125.16 (-7.0%)
  • Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$82.65 (-16.6%)
While weekday occupancy was still down double digits from the corresponding days in 2019, weekend occupancy was 0.2% (Friday) and 3.2% (Saturday) higher than the 2019 comparables. On a total-room-inventory basis, which includes those hotels temporarily closed due to the pandemic, total week occupancy was higher than 60% for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. ADR and RevPAR were also the highest of the pandemic era on an absolute basis.
AHLA Safe Stay Employee Mask Guidance
AHLA, in partnership with industry leadership, including our Safe Stay Advisory Council, has released a statement that lifts the face mask requirement for vaccinated employees following the release of OSHA’s updated business guidance, Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace. OSHA’s updated guidance states, “Unless otherwise required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, most employers no longer need to take steps to protect their fully vaccinated workers who are not otherwise at-risk from COVID-19 exposure. This guidance focuses only on protecting unvaccinated or otherwise at-risk workers in their workplaces.” 
OSHA’s announcement in combination with our industry’s ongoing commitment to employee vaccinations has resulted in our ability to lift the face mask requirements for employees while also assuring the safety of our guests and workforce.  
While our country is making great strides in defeating the COVID-19 pandemic, we must continue to encourage our friends, family and co-workers to get vaccinated. Please join in supporting theVaccination Month of Action as we work to achieve the national goal of 70% of adults having at least one vaccine dose by Independence Day (#HotelsCanDoIt).