Get it Right the First Time: Hawaii Tourism Watch
Ala Moana Hotel
Dates of inspections: July 2, 2020, August 13, 2020
Was this hotel open for guests at the time of the August 13, 2020 inspection? Yes
Has this hotel committed in a written agreement with Local 5 to providing COVID-19 testing for workers? No
Has the hotel provided Local 5 with its policies/procedures/guidelines for contact tracing and tracking staff interaction with guests and other staff: No
Percentage of non-staff people whom local 5’s inspector(s) observed were not wearing masks or the mask didn’t cover their nose or mouth: 0%
August 13, 2020 Inspection Findings
|Area of inspection:||Inspection findings:|
|Plexiglas (or other) barriers:||The clear barrier installed at the Plantation Café restaurant Host station left one side exposed. This exposed area could allow guests (when restaurant is open) to breathe, cough or speak directly into the work area. See photo below.
The barrier installed at the Plantation Café cashier station featured a hole in the middle of the barrier, instead of having gap at bottom of barrier. See photo below.
|Social distancing:||No signage or social distancing floor markings in Plantation Café kitchen work area. See photo.|
|Signage:||No signage inside elevator about maximum capacity limits. See photos. No signage outside of employee elevator landing. See photo.|
|Other Issues:||Employee dining room eating utensils were placed together communally for employees to grab. There were no single use disposable utensils. See Photo.
Half used toilet paper roll was stacked on top of each other for use in the employee locker room toilet. See photo.
No signage or hand sanitizer in Kona Tower elevator lobby area. Kona Tower is under construction. See photos.
See employer response here.
The hotel responded (as of September 2, 2020) to concerns raised from the inspection:
“Signage is in place regarding social distancing, signage is reviewed and updated each time executive orders or proclamations change as well. We are currently reviewing the process for silverware distribution.”
“This practice is NOT occurring since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Housekeeping cleaners are instructed to dispose of ALL toilet paper in guest rooms when changing out.”
You can view protocol documents the hotel sent in response to Local 5’s information request here, the union received these protocols approximately around September 2, 2020.