Have you had to increase your housekeeping hours to ensure that all of your public spaces are sanitized? If so, add the additional hours spent on payroll into this line item. Cleaning supplies:
Keep track of all the additional and higher power cleaning supplies that you have purchased. You likely would not have needed these if these events had not occurred. Guest handouts:
At our properties that are open, we have purchased personal size hand sanitizer that we can give out to guests when they arrive. Not surprisingly we have paid more than average for these products but believe it is important to help keep our guests and team safe. Personal safety supplies:
Have you purchased masks? Add that to the COVID-19 expense line. One region that we operate in has required that all team members have their temperature taken before starting their shifts. We chose to purchase a digital non-contact thermometer (https://amzn.to/2vGnxA0
). We would not have purchased this otherwise. Freight:
Have you paid additional freight to expedite orders? If so, count this as a part of these one-time expenses. Interest expense:
Have you borrowed money to boost your cash balances during this crisis? If so, move the interest expense associated with that specific borrowing to the COVID-19 line.