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COVID-19 - Visit VBR Partner Resources

Virginia's Blue Ridge is home to many organizations that are dedicated to serving the local and regional business community on a regular basis, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

Virginia's Blue Ridge Tourism Impact Survey - let us know how your business has been impacted >


Virginia's Blue Ridge Stay Safe Pledge

VBR Stay Safe Pledge Business FormWe encourage all businesses and individuals to commit to the Virginia's Blue Ridge Stay Safe Pledge as a way to work together to ensure the health and safety of our community.

The pledge follows recommended guidelines from the CDC and public health experts on the best ways to limit the spread of COVID-19 and help Virginia's Blue Ridge stay safe as a region for local residents, businesses, and visitors.

We're encouraging all local businesses and partners to join this initiative by taking the pledge. Complete our short form to let us know you're participating! Stay Safe Pledge Business Form >

Learn more about the VBR Stay Safe Pledge >


COVID-19 - Industry Resources on Best Practices & Guidelines for Reopening

There are also many resources from trade organizations and agencies related to best practices and guidelines for various hospitality and travel industries as they move forward during the COVID-19 pandemic.


To help you get an idea of the funding and financial support that may be available to you, please consider the following business resources below. Keep in mind that many of these entities may be experiencing a high volume of inquiries at this time:

Visit VBR Updates & Alerts

Virginia Tourism Corporation: COVID-19 Industry Response Toolkit

Regional Resources

Local Governments - Business Information & Updates

Local Chambers of Commerce

State Resources

National & Related Resources

Mental Health & Self Care Resources


Visit VBR Updates & Information

Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge is committed to supporting our local hospitality industry, which is a vital part of the region's economy and generates thousands of jobs. As the Coronavirus affects travel and business decisions, the team at Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge will continue to coordinate with our partners to assess how business is changing and how we can work to develop resources that help minimize the impact on our economy. If you have updates that you can provide to us regarding your business, please reach out to the following staff contacts:

Partner Updates
Marlee Richardson - mrichardson@visitvbr.com

Event Updates
Holly Marden - hmarden@visitvbr.com