ALM Releases Monkeypox Best Practices for Hospitality Textiles


Growing concern over the increased spread of Monkeypox in the United States provides an opportunity to address best practices for handling and handling textiles in hotels. With a focus on protecting workers and providing a safe and comfortable environment for the traveling public, the Association for Linen Management (ALM) and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) have partnered to publish our latest best practices document’Monkeypox: Textile Handling Guidelines for Hotels”.

This collaborative effort included multidimensional textile service providers, end users, regulators and industry subject matter experts. The final document involves a search for regulatory compliance and incorporates the concerns of the public, customers and key stakeholders.

James Mangini RLLD, Chairman of the ALM Board of Directors and Director of Maine Medical Center Linen Services, emphasized the importance of partnering with industry partners to produce materials of this nature. “ALM’s extensive network of member laundry professionals and key industry stakeholders reveal their best work in partnership, like this guide for hotel laundries. Mutually beneficial collaborations such as these lead to innovative solutions, protect employees and increase public safety. »

“As business and personal travel return to typical numbers, we felt it was important to review best practices for hotel laundries, including additional measures to keep textile service professionals safe. and customers during travel with the increase in cases of Monkeypox,” said Linda Fairbanks, director of ALM. Director. “And after our work with AHLA during COVID-19, we welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with them again on this project.”

For more information or to download the Monkeypox: Textile Handling Guidelines for Hotels document, please visit


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