Coronavirus Resources for the Hospitality and Travel Association Members
West Virginia Reopening Guidelines:
- Restaurants with takeaway service or outdoor dining - Effective May 4
- Outdoor guided fishing and rock climbing - Effective May 15
- Indoor Dining at Restaurants - Effective May 21
- Large/Specialty Retail Stores - Effective May 21
- State park campgrounds for in-state residents only (Guidance for ALL campgrounds) - Effective May 21
- Hatfield McCoy Trail System- Effective May 21
- Outdoor recreation rentals (Kayaks, bicycles, boats, rafts, canoes, ATVs, and similar equipment) - Effective May 21
- Outdoor motorsport and powersport racing with no spectators - Effective May 21
- Tanning businesses - Effective May 21
- Whitewater rafting - Effective May 21
- Ziplining - Effective May 21
- State Park Cabins and Lodges (In-state residents only) - Effective May 26
- Indoor and Outdoor Bars at 50% Capacity - Effective May 26
- Visitor Centers and Museums - Effective May 26
- Zoos - Effective May 26
- Spas/Massage Businesses - Effective May 30
- Limited Video Lottery Retailers - Effective May 30
- Swimming pools - Effective May 30
- Bowling alleys, pool halls, roller rinks, and other places with indoor amusement - May 30
- Casinos - Effective June 5
- Movie Theaters - Effective June 5
- Low-contact outdoor youth sports - June 8
- All remaining adult sports facilities including indoor tennis courts, racquetball courts, outdoor basketball courts, and similar venues - June 8
- Private campgrounds and State Park campgrounds, cabins, and lodges to out of state guests. (Stays may last no longer than seven days for out-of-state guests, with certain exceptions) - June 10
The limit on public gatherings has now increased from 25 to 100 people. - Effective June 5
Note for lodging facilities: The executive order requiring out-of-state travelers to self-quarantine will be lifted in Week 4. In accordance with this change, additional
guidance documents are available for hotels, motels, condo hotels, rental properties, and cabins.
- Youth sports games with spectators - June 22
- Summer Youth Camps - June 22
- Fairs, Festivals, Amusement Parks, and Rides - July 1
- Outdoor, Open-Air Concerts - July 1
We will link the reopening guidelines for these businesses as they are released and become available.
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.
- 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.
- Business Interruption Insurance Claims: What You Need to Know Now - Hosted by the Restaurant Law Center
- Marketing When Limited to WOM and Social - Hosted by Yelp
- Running Through the Fire – Planning the Future of Restaurant Menus - Hosted by Datassentials
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.
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
STR will be hosting a series of industry webinars discussing the impact of COVID-19 on U.S. and Canadian hotel performance.
These webinars will be held every Thursday at 3pm EST with updates from the prior week. Individuals may register on our COVID-19: Hotel Industry Impact landing page (http://bit.ly/2QpNNFQ). This section of our website also houses recordings from prior webinars and a number of press releases and articles from the past two months. STR is also offering a free STAR report option for any property not currently receiving the report, sign up here (https://surveys.str.com/s3/Hotel-Enrollment-Form)
a. *Please note even if you are closed, we will still send you a report.
b. This is a tool to be used to 1) identify what hotels are charging if they are able to remain open and 2) to track when occupancy starts to pick back up