By John Choi | Arizona Republic
Communities throughout Arizona have grappled for months with the many challenges posed by the unrelenting pandemic and its impact on our daily lives.
The Arizona hospitality industry – including hotels and vacation rentals – are providing valuable services to the community, from offering housing for first responders to simply providing an avenue for folks to get out of their homes and travel in a safe and socially distant manner.
However, with nightclubs and bars closed or operating at reduced capacity, a new public health challenge has emerged – large groups taking their parties into hospitality venues such as hotels and vacation rentals. From a 300-person party at a Paradise Valley vacation rental to a party-related shooting at a Phoenix hotel, some continue to ignore the realities of this pandemic and act without regard for their fellow Arizonans.