UPDATE: Virginia's Blue Ridge is Now Open in Phase Three

Virginia's Blue Ridge is now open in the Phase Three stage of the Commonwealth's Forward Virginia plan. Learn more about the program and what it means for various types of businesses & experiences in the region with our Phase Three Guidelines page. Phase Three >

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Virginia's Blue Ridge Stay Safe Pledge

VBR Stay Safe Pledge

We believe safety should be part of the experience for visitors, businesses, and local residents in Virginia's Blue Ridge. As we continue to work together to get through the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage you to join our Virginia's Blue Ridge Stay Safe Pledge as a commitment to keep each other safe and healthy.

The pledge follows recommended guidelines from the CDC and public health officials, and helps us create an environment of safety while we enjoy the businesses and experiences that make Virginia's Blue Ridge a special place.

Virginia's Blue Ridge Stay Safe Pledge - Guidelines

Pledge for Businesses:

- Follow CDC guidance for cleaning & disinfecting
- Wear masks or face coverings
- Wash hands frequently and have hand sanitizer available
- Follow social distancing & capacity guidelines
- Conduct regular health screenings of employees

Pledge for Guests:

- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer often
- Follow social distancing guidelines
- Wear masks or face coverings when around others
- Stay home if you feel sick or are showing symptoms
- Avoid direct contact with staff and other guests


Virginia's Blue Ridge Stay Safe PledgeStay Safe Pledge Business Toolkit

We invite local businesses to take the pledge and communicate their compliance with public health recommendations and guidelines to help keep customers and visitors safe. It's also a way to let patrons know what they can do to help keep the region safe. We've made the pledge available in a variety of formats and resources that you can download and use for your own purposes.


Virginia COVID-19 Information

In response to COVID-19, Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge is continuing to follow the guidelines and recommendations from the CDC and public health officials, as well as the Governor of Virginia. The Commonwealth of Virginia is currently in the Phase Three stage of the Forward Virginia Plan. Learn more about Phase Three Guidelines in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, and overall COVID-19 guidelines on the Commonwealth of Virginia website.

Get more information about what's happening in Virginia's Blue Ridge with our special COVID-19 Landing Page.

You can also find additional information on the Virginia Department of Health website and the CDC website

We have a variety of helpful tools, resources, and information to help you plan your next visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains.


A collection of the most iconic experiences, must-see spots, and things to do when you visit Virginia's Blue Ridge.


Resources and information about ways you can continue to experience and support Virginia's Blue Ridge during the COVID-19 pandemic.