Hotel Buyouts for Families and Groups Quarantining Together May Not Be All They Are Cracked Up to Be

Updated September 24, 2020

Thomas A. Russo, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, was quoted in stories on hotels offering full-floor and other special rentals for guests who don’t want to encounter other guests due to the pandemic. “Risk increases as you have more interactions with individuals,” Russo said. “Although it superficially sounds better, renting out floors doesn’t really change the risk significantly as you’re still interacting with hotel staff, and you’re around other people in lobbies and elevators.”