In a letter to Governor Pete Ricketts, the Nebraska Hotel & Lodging Association asked that hotel employees be prioritized when distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. Scott Merritt, Executive Director, stated, “Travel and tourism are critical drivers of the American economy, and while travel demand has hit record lows, ensuring hotel employees are prioritized during the vaccine rollout will help keep both employees and guests safe when it becomes safe to travel and resume meetings and events once again. As an industry of people taking care of people, the hotel industry has taken steps to support and strengthen communities during this public health crisis. We ask that the colleagues who power our industry are prioritized during phase “1b” of the vaccine rollout.”

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