Be aware that you may be charged extra COVID-19 surcharges

By Freska on May 30, 2020
NEW ORLEANS, LA – MARCH 19: A patron uses a pen wrapped in paper to sign a credit card receipt at Angelo Brocato’s Italian Ice Cream Parlor due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 19, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. St. Joseph’s day, commemorated for the Catholic Saint who protects communities during times of famine and sickness is usually celebrated with altars, food and a parade, canceled this year because of the coronavirus. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

We all know that the economy is suffering a financial crises because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Because of the added precautions that need to be taken like wearing full PPE at dental offices, frequent cleaning at dining establishments, deep cleaning hotel rooms when those places are safe to open, it will have added operational costs.  Some businesses are charging a percentage of the total bill while others are just adding on a flat rate.  Check to see if you are being charged a COVID-19 fee.  If you eventually go to a hotel would you be upset if your bill had an added COVID-19 cleaning fee or would you welcome the charge because you would feel safer?  Here is a video that explains it well.  It just might be our new normal.