Coronavirus Resources for the Hospitality and Travel Association Members
West Virginia Resources:
WV Tourism Office Interactive Dining Guide. Check out their map and list of restaurants that are providing carry out, delivery, or drive-thru options. Is your restaurant missing from the list? Submit your information in the link!
- Suspending vehicle size and weight limitations.
- Suspending the deadlines for annual vehicle inspections.
- Suspending the deadlines for renewal and payment of annual fees for video lottery machines.
- Suspending the deadline to renew permits from Alcohol Beverage Control Administration.
- Closure of State Park Lodges
- Closure of Hatfield McCoy Trail
- Essential needs are listed in the attached Stay at Home order and Executive Order, and include travel to a restaurant for take-out, delivery or drive-thru food services. As part of the Order, those individuals performing essential services or work for an essential business may continue to go to work. The Order includes restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve food for consumption off-premises, as well hotels and motels, amongst those businesses considered “essential.” The Tourism Office further clarified in addition to hotels and motels. privately owned cabins and campgrounds also are classified as essential.
National Restaurant Association Resources:
As the National Restaurant Association and state restaurant associations continue to advocate on behalf of the industry, please help us quantify and further illustrate the economic impact that the coronavirus is having on the restaurant industry.
The National Restaurant Association Research Group developed a brief survey designed to collect important data to inform our ongoing advocacy activities. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey, and help us advocate for the strongest possible relief package.
Click here to take the survey.
Thursday, April 2, 3:00pm eastern | Implementation of the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act" - What Restaurants Need to Know to Meet Regulatory Compliance - Hosted by the National Restaurant Association
- Coronavirus Resources: An Overview of the CARES Act - Hosted by the National Restaurant Association
- Coronavirus Resources: Labor and Employment Law Challenges and Obligations Facing Employers - Hosted by the National Restaurant Association
- Curbside for Full Service Restaurants - Hosted by the Texas Restaurant Association
- Preparing for the Coronavirus: Steps for Restaurant Readiness - Hosted by ServSafe
- Coronavirus: Industry Readiness and Response - Hosted by the National Restaurant Association and ServSafe
American Hotel & Lodging Association Resources:
Upcoming Webinars: (Register Here)
Check back for more webinars. To review past AH&LA webinars, click the "register here" link and scroll down the page.
State of the Hotel Industry with Data Through March 21st
Presented by AHLA Platinum Partner STR
Tuesday, March 31 @ 2pm EDT
COVID-19: International Market Update
Presented by AHLA Gold Partner Brand USA
Thursday, April 2 @ 3-3:30pm EDT
Small Business Administration Resources:
Estimated Disaster Economic Industry Worksheet (Submit to Governor's Office at your earliest opportunity)
Apply for a disaster loan: https://disasterloan.sba.gov
Disaster Loan Assistance Information: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/EIDLLoans
More Coronavirus resources for small businesses: https://sba.gov/coronavirus
The U.S. Small Business Administration's West Virginia District Office and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center continues to hold electronic trainings on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance.
Due to the high volume of questions our office is receiving, trainings will be held on a regular basis. Registration is not required however sessions are limited to the first 100 participants. If the session is full please join a session at another time.
- Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 2 p.m.
- Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Friday, April 3, 2020 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Training log on information:
- Meeting Link:
- Meeting Phone: 646-876-9923
- Meeting ID: 498 988 675#
- Participant Number: #
- Presentation: https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/wv/clarksburg/resources/west-virginia-small-business-training-opportunities
- Registration is not required however sessions are limited to the first 100 participants.
- If the session is full please join a session at another time.
- If you have trouble accessing the trainings or website, copy the links and paste them into your browser.
- You may also contact SBA's Disaster Assistance Center at
800-659-2955 or via email at email@example.com, if you have a question regarding your EIDL application.
Miscellaneous:U.S. Department of Labor: Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
Virginia Tech Environmental Health and Safety has received funding through the OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant Program to develop and provide training on fall hazards in general industry. We offer both a Train-the-Trainer program and awareness-level training. The Awareness-level training is available in both English and Spanish. Given the current public health emergency, OSHA is allowing us to deliver this class online on the following dates:
April 7, 2020 10 AM
April 14, 2020 2 PM
The awareness-level course takes approximately two hours and covers five topical areas, geared towards General Industry. Throughout the course, references are included to current OSHA Standards covering walking-working surfaces. The intended audience consists of employees working for employers within the general industry.
- Introduction to OSHA
- Fall Hazards: Recognizing and Evaluating Fall Hazards
- Fall Hazards: Correcting Fall Hazards
- Best Practices
This course is substantially different from OSHA 3115 and many other fall protection training programs in that it focuses primarily on the general industry environment and is more than just a standards compliance course.