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Airbnb warns against house parties in Omaha

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Posted at 1:22 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 14:22:16-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Airbnb is warning hosts not to throw parties in the Omaha area.

The guidance comes amid the coronavirus pandemic and a ban on all non-essential gatherings in the state.

"We want to be very clear -- not only will we ban guests who attempt to throw an unauthorized party in a Omaha Airbnb listing, we will be cooperating with Omaha Police in any investigations relating to parties and violations of public health mandates, consistent with our Terms of Service," Airbnb said in a release.

Airbnb has also temporarily disabled the event-friendly search filter, which is typically used so guests can seek out venues for parties.

Airbnb has also temporarily removed the "parties and events allowed" rule from house listings.

"As government and health authorities relax mandates and guidance pertaining to social distancing, we will evaluate these policy adjustments and provide updates for our community. The safety of our hosts and guests is our priority, and we thank them for their understanding during this challenging time," Airbnb said in a release.