Control Banding – Hotel Cleaner Scenario

COVID-19: Control Banding Can Identify Infection Risks and Interventions

Scenario – Hotel Cleaner During COVID-19 Pandemic

Possible Likelihood of Exposure and Moderate Duration = Control Band B



  • Interacts with few people each workday but cleans many rooms of people staying in hotel
  • Many may be infectious (even without fever or symptoms)
  • Works 6 hrs per day


*May require input from a health and safety professional.

Control Band B
Requires Multiple Source and Path Controls


Source Controls

  • Impossible to exclude potentially infectious individuals from hotel
  • Only clean rooms after the guest has been checked out for 24 hours
  • Give guests a set of clean linens upon check-in
    • Guest can change bed and leave soiled linens in a bag in the hall

Effect of Source Controls

  • Reduces interactions in potentially infectious areas

Path Controls

  • May not be necessary

Only use PPE (respiratory protection) if necessary