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San Francisco hotels welcome more travelers for Memorial Day weekend but is it safe? Experts say it depends

San Francisco (KGO) –Many of us have taken a big step this Memorial Day weekend and are traveling for the first time since the pandemic began.

But is it okay to stay at a hotel, for example?

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Experts say it depends on your vaccination status.

“I’m smiling under the mask,” said Sally Miguel.

Sacramento’s Sally and Eric Miguel spend a Memorial Day weekend in San Francisco. This is my first overseas trip in over a year.

Eric Miguel said, “Just go out again and you’ll feel liberated.”

For many of us, Memorial Day weekends are the first holidays in a long time that feel like a holiday.

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The number of people who take the plunge and go out is increasing.

“More people are booking at our hotel on Memorial Day this weekend,” said Kevin Carroll, president and CEO of the San Francisco Hotel Council.

Carroll says tourists are slowly returning.

“When we come to a hotel, we don’t just help the hotel, the city, the employees and restaurants around the hotel,” says Carroll.

But for some, staying in a hotel is a big step towards getting out of the pandemic, but some are hesitant. However, experts say that in most cases it is safe to check in.

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“My advice is to do it if you are fully vaccinated,” said Dr. George Rutherford, a professor of epidemiology at the University of California, San Francisco.

However, Rutherford is giving this travel warning to unvaccinated people because the COVID is still there.

“If you are not vaccinated, you need to pay attention to all kinds of things.

Guests at the newly opened Palace Hotel will be able to watch a video of the hotel’s cleaning procedures, with everything from equipment to lighting switches to the TV remote control disinfected. The city’s health department now requires the same procedure for all hotels.

“We feel comfortable,” added Eric Miguel.

And being comfortable is the first step to getting back there.

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