Airbnb is offering free accommodations for COVID-19 first responders
Over the past week or so, we’ve seen tons of companies jump on board to show appreciation to the first responders fighting against the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Tim Hortons and Starbucks are both providing free coffee to hospital workers, a non-profit is making t-shirts to honour those on the front lines, and tons of other have gotten involved so say a big resounding THANK YOU. And the latest to join in the appreciation? It’s Airbnb!
They have just announced a plan to host 100,000 healthcare providers, relief workers, and first responders across the globe. And they’ll be hosting them for free! This is especially helpful to the many hospital workers who have to isolate themselves from their families due to their increased risk of exposure to COVID-19.
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The initiative began in France and has since migrate across the globe. And other hospitality companies, like hotels, have followed in Airbnb’s lead.
It will still be up to individual hosts to determine whether they can afford to (and want to) donate their space to the cause. And in some cases, Airbnb will cover the costs of the rental. Plus, all the spaces used will be cleaned to a medical standard for their VIP guests.
To learn more, head to the official Airbnb COVID-19 Relief page here.