Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Coronavirus Resources for the Hospitality and Travel Association Members

West Virginia Reopening Guidelines: 

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.

We will link the reopening guidelines for these businesses as they are released and become available.

West Virginia Resources: 

A Guide to Safely Opening our Restaurants Through Takeaway Service & Outdoor Dining

WVABCA LIMITED OUTDOOR DINING AREA ADVISORY

WVABCA Instructions for State of Emergency - Limited Outdoor Dining Area Application via a Nonintoxicating Beer Floor Plan Extension and Class S On-Premises Special Event

Governor Justice's West Virginia Reopening Road Map (April 27th, 2020)

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

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

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

RULE PROHIBITING SALE OF BEER AND WINE TO-GO SUSPENDED

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

WVABCA BEER/WINE LIMITED HOME DELIVERY ADVISORY

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 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:

Available 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.

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

Miscellaneous: 

Heartland CARES Act FAQ

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

COVID-19 AND FOOD SAFETY FAQ (NCSU)


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