AirBnB Suspends 25 Party Houses In Cleveland!, By Chris Mosby, Posted December 4th 2020

The company said it is trying to reduce the number of parties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Twenty-five AirBnB houses in Cleveland have been suspended for hosting parties during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced.

“We all have a role to play in reducing the number of parties and large gatherings during the pandemic,” said Alex Dagg, Northeast public policy director for Airbnb. “We hope to raise greater awareness of our 24/7 neighbor support line, which helps us strengthen the enforcement of our ban on parties in Cleveland and across Ohio.”

The owners of the 25 suspended properties were notified.

AirBnB also banned parties at all of its listings until further notice. Similar party house crackdowns happened simultaneously in Columbus and Cincinnati, the company said.

The company has also announced new bans prohibiting anyone under 25 from renting a home in their own city. For example, if a 20-year-old in Cleveland tries to rent a home in Cleveland, AirBnB will block that rental. If that 20-year-old tries to rent a home in Cincinnati, the booking will go through.

To try and curb COVID-19’s spread in Ohio, and protect the state’s over-taxed hospitals, Gov. Mike DeWine has issued a stricter mask mandate, implemented a statewide curfew, and is urging Ohioans to stay home and celebrate Thanksgiving within their household.