May 12, 2021
New COVID-19 Emergency Regulation Amendments Coming From Cal/OSHA

In a development that every employer in California should be watching closely, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) released the new proposed text (“amendments”) for California’s COVID-19 emergency temporary standard on Friday, May 7 as part of the agenda for the May 20th Standards Board Meeting. The amendment’s text merits a close review with legal counsel because there is virtually no chance that the Standards Board will change or reject these changes...

CLIA Lodging Members can call the Free CLIA Helpline at 916.925.2915 with questions about this new guidance or any other questions.
Preventing Discrimination and Harassment Training
for Hotels
Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace and creating a respectful, inclusive culture are among the important issues facing the hotel industry today.

Traliant’s Preventing Discrimination andHarassment for Hotels provides a modern, interactive training experience for hotel employees and managers. Through bite-sized episodes, video scenarios that depict realistic workplace incidents, viewer mailbag FAQs and other elements, employees learn how inappropriate behavior can affect individuals the entire organization, and what they can do to intervene, report and prevent misconduct they may experience or witness.

CLIA Lodging Members Receive a Special Discount for Traliant Training Products. Contact: Karen Britton at 732-245-7436 or

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Funding Available in the following counties for Commercial Property Owners: Tulare, Merced, El Dorado, Kings, Nevada, Solano, Yolo, Imperial, Sutter, Stanislaus, Placer, Butte and Napa.
The CALeVIP program is offering up to $350,000 per commercial entity towards the procurement and installation of new Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Silicon Valley.

Zero Impact Solutions executes this process end to end providing the design, construction, procurement and management services to Retail property owners in the Northern California Counties listen above. Based on the Governor's recent signing of an Executive order, the state of California is aiming to turn 70% of all new vehicles sold to be electric by 2025 and 100% by 2035.

In order to achieve this goal, they are allocating funds to cover the equipment and installation of charging stations to qualified businesses. This also includes a 5-year platform services as well as a 5-year extended warranty on the EV Chargers. In addition, the rebate will cover any upgrades necessary to the transformer or switchboards, these upgrades are of great benefit to the existing electrical infrastructure. The funding is dispersed though first come first served reservation system opening up on May 12th, 2021. (Funds may expire within an hour of launch).

To take advantage of this generous promotion, contact Sheera McKown at  (424) 401-8074 or

Ten tips for zoom-fatigued hoteliers

If you aren’t suffering from ‘Zoom fatigue’ by now then consider yourself lucky. The increased cognitive strain of looking at people while also trying to figure out what each is saying can be exhausting. This is doubly true for hoteliers who work in an industry notorious for its meetings upon meetings.

The sorry news is that Zoom, Google Meets and Microsoft Teams are here to stay. Yes, we crave to meet in-person, but the efficiencies of videoconferencing (that is, cost savings) make them too good to disregard. The sorry news is that Zoom, Google Meets and Microsoft Teams are here to stay.

California's June 15 reopening date and projections of a shortened recovery window for the tourism industry are cause for optimism and action. Download Visit California's industry toolkit to inspire Californians to keep travel in state and remind decision-makers that our state's economic engine cannot not run without tourism. There is power and possibility in California's civic pride.

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