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who caught Covid-19 from US hotel stay?

Old Jun 23, 20, 4:58 pm
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who caught Covid-19 from US hotel stay?

does anyone know with >75% certainty they caught Covid-19 from a hotel stay?
NOT from a meeting at a hotel, from a room, a lobby, or something NOT involving
contact with group at hotel?
if willing, any details appreciated, such as your level of prevention, etc.
asking this as one who wants to start staying in US hotels-motels...
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Old Jun 23, 20, 7:04 pm
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Not sure if it's any help or reassurance but over the last 4 months I have spent 55 nights in 6 different hotels (IHG/Bonvoy) in different states of the US.

Not one of them I would regard as really having increased their cleaning of the rooms prior to check in. All of them had stopped daily housekeeping though

I've had a COVID test within the last week and am clear.
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Old Jun 23, 20, 7:14 pm
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Stayed in many US hotels through May, about 10 nights.
Got antibody test done last week, still don't have the rona.
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Old Jun 23, 20, 7:26 pm
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Last hotel I was in was March 18th. For the last decade I had 160-200 nights a year.

hotel manager assured me I was being put in a room that had been vacant the last week, with nobody on either side. Lied to me. guy next door with a dry cough all night. I almost left, and wanted to change rooms, but alas that may double my exposure.

​I stuffed towels under the front and connecting door, and turned the HVAC system (which had a suspicious vent on the shared wall) to OFF. And rushed out few hours later, abandoning the flight I was due to take the next morning.

Its was unpleasant staying at a US hotel and not even catching Covid -- to the point that now I don't want to go back until vaccinated.
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Old Jun 23, 20, 7:42 pm
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thanks. to first two responders:
if you don't mind saying,
did you wear mask & eye cover in public areas...?
did you sanitize room in any manner?
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Old Jun 23, 20, 7:45 pm
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No protection worn anywhere in the hotel
I did spray anti bacterial spray on surfaces occasionally, but certainly not religiously
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Old Jun 23, 20, 8:56 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelPhotographer View Post
thanks. to first two responders:
if you don't mind saying,
did you wear mask & eye cover in public areas...?
did you sanitize room in any manner?
40+ nights in 6 different hotels in 4 different states. Surgical masks have their place and I will wear them if require by the facility that I am in, but! they will be over my N95/N100. I wear PPE (N95 equivalent) at my customers and any time I'm not in my home or office.
As for my room. I don't perform any additional cleaning or sanitizing to my room my airline seat or restaurant table as the information I have read tells me that the [mod redaction] virus doesn't survive long on hard dry surfaces and I don't make it a habit of licking them.

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Old Jun 23, 20, 11:36 pm
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Negative. Been staying at hotels 16 days a month not got the rona. Havent taken any precautions just hop on the hotel van and go.
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Unless the hotel stay is the only interaction with the outside world over the course of 1-2 weeks, it seems like it would be difficult for anyone to state with high degree of confidence that they had contracted Covid from the stay itself.
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Old Jun 24, 20, 1:15 am
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Unless the hotel stay is the only interaction with the outside world over the course of 1-2 weeks, it seems like it would be difficult for anyone to state with high degree of confidence that they had contracted Covid from the stay itself.
A more useful thread title might be, 'who caught Covid-19 from US quarantine hotel stay'.
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Old Jun 24, 20, 1:16 am
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Hotels as such are pretty low risk--you spend 30 seconds ~2m away from the front desk clerk and then don't have to interact with another human being at all should you choose not to.

I don't know what the deal is with the worldwide obsession with inanimate objects, but coronaviruses are very fragile outside a host and inanimate objects are not an important pathway for transmission. It would take a whole lot of stars aligning just perfectly to catch this or any other coronavirus from a hotel room in which you're the only occupant.

This is a virus for which nearly all transmission is directly from one human to another. You are way more likely to get infected from a fellow bus passenger or grocery shopper--and even that looks unlikely based on current data; the real risk is places you spend actual time around the same strangers, e.g. religious services, concerts, festivals, bars.
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Old Jun 24, 20, 9:28 am
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I've had a handful of stays over the last month and haven't felt concerned really.

I bring Clorox/Lysol wipes and a mini travel-size bottle of Lysol with me and do a 5-10 minute pass through the room sanitizing any surfaces I will be touching during the stay. No clue if it does anything or not but it makes me at least feel like its my domain for the time I'm there.
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will let you know... my first stay in a hotel since March coming up next week
PS.. not worried at all... wife maybe... probably... no she will bring wipes
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Old Jun 24, 20, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by nomiiiii View Post
Got antibody test done last week, still don't have the rona.
Not wishing bad upon you but having a negative antibody result not mean you were (at the time you were tested) "rona" free. Even now, a week later, you could be asymptomatic.
Wishing you safe, healthy travels.
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Old Jun 24, 20, 3:28 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelPhotographer View Post
does anyone know with >75% certainty they caught Covid-19 from a hotel stay?
NOT from a meeting at a hotel, from a room, a lobby, or something NOT involving
contact with group at hotel?
if willing, any details appreciated, such as your level of prevention, etc.
asking this as one who wants to start staying in US hotels-motels...
How would anyone know with any certainty?

You are probably more likely to die from a heart attack sitting at home. Go to the hotel, take the proper precautions, and relax.
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