Community trust is integral to surviving the COVID-19 travel draught. Locals might not swarm your hotel the first chance they get, but they will trickle in much-needed revenue during some of your lowest points. Encouraging safety while also trying to stay in business can be challenging. You are still the owner of a service which is both highly desirable and socially stigmatized in the current climate. You will certainly have guests who have made the trip the first chance they’ve had, and it is their presence that is pushing away local guests unwilling to take the risk of unnecessary interactions.