Airbnb is announcing a new initiative aimed at preventing parties over the New Year Eve holiday in the wake of a growing number in coronavirus cases.
The company announced Thursday it is preventing anyone without a history of positive reviews from making a one night reservation in the state of Florida and across the United States.
Airbnb will also be deploying more stringent restrictions on one and two night reservations that may pose a heightened risk for parties.
The company launched similar initiatives over Halloween while all parties and so-called “party houses” were banned. More than 40 listings in Florida were suspended or removed for complaints filed and violations of Airbnb’s policies on parties.