In December 2020, Forbes Travel Guide and digital health company Sharecare became the latest to develop verification for comprehensive health security within hotels. It’s called Sharecare Verified. Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board is the latest to announce it will be working towards being certified.

All hotels in Los Angeles with 50 guest rooms or more already must comply with public health guidelines, but the city’s aim is to create a universal health standard across all hotels.

Hotels verified with Sharecare make a commitment to abide by its standards and changing guidelines. The process of becoming verified includes more than 360 standards, including cleaning procedures and physical distancing. Properties with this certification will receive the Sharecare Verified with Forbes Travel Guide badge, which can also be added to their websites.

“Los Angeles has been incredibly deliberate and thoughtful in its reopening, and we are grateful for our ongoing partnership with state and local health department officials in developing appropriate protocols to ensure that we can safely and responsibly reopen our local visitor industry,” says Adam Burke, president and CEO of Los Angeles Tourism. “Our strategic partnership with Sharecare allows visitors, planners and hospitality employees alike to feel confident in our hotel community’s commitment to their health and safety.”

The city expects all participating hotels to be done with their verification process by April 30.