Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Coronavirus Resources for the Hospitality and Travel Association Members

West Virginia Resources: 

Guidance for Restaurants, Bars and Casinos Closures (March 2020)

Guidance for Hotels, Motels and Other Lodging Facilities (March 2020)

RULE PROHIBITING SALE OF BEER AND WINE TO-GO SUSPENDED

WVABCA ADVISORY FOR CLASS A LICENSEES ADDRESSING EXECUTIVE ORDER 2-20

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!

WV COVID-19 Resources

Governor Justice's Executive Order 7-20

  • 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.

Governor Justice's Executive Order 8-20

  • Closure of State Park Lodges
  • Closure of Hatfield McCoy Trail

Governor Justice's Executive Order 9-20

  • 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.

Stay at Home Order

WV DMAPS FAQs about Stay at Home Order

WVABCA Summary/Advisory follow Governor Justice's Executive Order 9-20

Workforce West Virginia: How to File Online for Unemployment Benefits

Workforce Unemployment Filings FAQs

COVID-19 GUIDANCE & FAQ’s: Farmers Markets & On-Farm Markets

National Restaurant Association Resources:

Coronavirus Information and Resources

What Experts are Saying One Pager

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) Executive Summary for Restaurants

ServSafe: Tips for Restaurants

ServSafe: Food Safety Focus

FREE COURSES and RESOURCES for Restaurants and Foodservice Workers

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.

Tell Congress to Support Restaurants and Our Employees!

Upcoming Webinars:

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

On-Demand:

American Hotel & Lodging Association Resources:

The Facts about the Coronavirus

Guide to Accessing Small Business Loans

WEST VIRGINIA: COVID-19 IMPACT ON STATE’S HOTEL INDUSTRY

TAKE ACTION: Tell Elected Officials How COVID-19 is Impacting Hoteliers

COVID-19 & America's Hotel Owners: A Message from AAHOA President & CEO Cecil P. Staton

OXFORD ECONOMIC STUDY DATA STATE BY STATE BREAKDOWN: JOB LOSS FIGURES FOR HOTEL INDUSTRY FROM CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

AH&LA Talking Points

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:

SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus Handout

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

West Virginia SBA District Office

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. 

Training schedule: 

  • 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: 

More information:

  • 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 disastercustomerservice@sba.gov, if you have a question regarding your EIDL application. 

Miscellaneous: 

U.S. Department of Labor: Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers

COVID-19 AND FOOD SAFETY FAQ (NCSU)

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

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April 14, 2020 2 PM

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/101556769030

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.

  1. Introduction to OSHA
  2. Falls
  3. Fall Hazards: Recognizing and Evaluating Fall Hazards
  4. Fall Hazards: Correcting Fall Hazards
  5. 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.