With the current news about the Coronavirus/COVID-19, we wanted to keep everyone informed that we are staying optimistic and continue to monitor any new developments closely.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitor the current outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus and is actively working to ensure that the most up-to-date CDC guidance is quickly and accurately disseminated to local partners.
Information and Resources
Frequently Asked Questions
- Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath
Wash your hands frequently
- Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
- Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing
- Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
- Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene
- Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
- Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
- If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
- Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
Alternatives to handshaking
- The wave
- The namaste
- The elbow-bump
- The footshake
What precautions is the Hilton Irvine Hotel taking to ensure the safety of guests as it relates to the virus?
- Hilton places the safety of guests and Team Members at the highest priority. Hilton has set up a direct link to the CDC and WHO to continually monitor progress of the virus.
- Hilton has several (updated) procedures in place including Viral outbreak infectious control and Infectious Disease procedures.
- The hotel has increased its supplies of sanitizing products and increased cleaning procedures in all public areas and guestrooms.
What is the current status of travel to Irvine, CA for attendees from across the USA? Any heightened alerts, restrictions or recommendations?
- There are no known alerts or restrictions with travel to Irvine
What plans are in place at the Hotel should the virus situation spread in the next couple of weeks?
- As the largest hotel brand in the world, Hilton continually monitors the situation along with the CDC and WHO. Daily communication with updates and procedures will continue for the foreseeable future. Escalation of procedures would be expected should the virus spread.