Travelocity Verified Review
"We have stayed at the Hotel Mead several times because my father-in-law lives in Wisconsin Rapids. We have always liked the hotel. However, this time we were shocked by the staff attitude about COVID. Neither front desk staff were wearing a mask when we checked in. I have been vaccinated, but I was wearing a mask as advised by the CDC to protect others. The staff were both pretty young and I have no idea whether they had been vaccinated. I told the clerk I was surprised he was not wearing a mask. He replied there was no mask mandate in Wisconsin. I said it was not a question of a mandate, but rather an issue of public health and safety. He said there were not COVID cases locally. I said that would be a medical miracle if it were true. He said well, they probably had some cases but it was not a problem. I then said, Let's just complete the check-in so I can leave the front desk. Later, I looked up COVID cases in Wood County, Wisconsin. Today, Wood County is listed as being at "High Risk" of COVID infections, and there were 20 new infections in the 3 days we were at the hotel. We are no longer comfortable staying at this hotel due to its lack of care for health and safety."
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