HAMPTON, N.H. (CBS) – Police in the beach town of Hampton, New Hampshire said they received “a number of complaints” over Memorial Day weekend about hotels violating the state’s coronavirus orders.
Hampton Police said the complaints came from people who said hotels were renting rooms to non-essential workers.READ MORE: Police Searching For Driver Who Fled Into Woods After Hitting Camper Van On I-495 In Andover
In April, Gov. Chris Sununu ordered hotels and short-term rentals to stop renting rooms to everyone except essential workers.READ MORE: Boch Center Becomes 1st Performing Arts Center In Boston To Offer On-Site Rapid COVID Tests
“These complaints have been investigated and are being referred to the Attorney General’s Office,” police said.
Hotels who spoke with WBZ-TV said they understand the rules and it has been a tough start to the season.MORE NEWS: Northeast Metro Tech Football Player Seriously Injured During Saturday Game
“It’s very expensive to actually operate this way,” said Tom McGuirk of McGuirk’s Ocean View Hotel and Restaurant. “But we have to operate so, unfortunately, we’re not going to be making a ton a money if any money, but it’s always good to keep our employees.”