So the details on the FIRST Responder program are fairly clear, it is supposed to be for those who are actively responding with or dealing with the Covid Crisis, and AirBNB is supposed to “vet” the cases. I have a location in South Lake Tahoe that recently re-opened to regular tourism traffic. Prior to that I had left my home open to First responders only and hosted 2 folks working at the local hospital in service of the pandemic at 75% off regular rates. However, I just had some prime vacation nights booked by a first responder who after booking revealed they were on vacation. In addition to the steep discount (I’m grateful, but 75% is a huge “thank you” gift) it also blocked off the following 3 nights because first responders are “high risk” if they are working, and as such AirBNB is mandating an extra 3 days of empty house before their stay. All told I’ll lose around $2,000 in rent as there is lots of pent up demand for those days.
What’s fair here?