Help & Hope for Hospitality Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced so many of our local hospitality industry businesses to either close or drastically reduce hours.  Many employees are now out of work.  The Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau will continue to update this page with resources for displaced workers and ways you can help these furloughed workers.  In addition, we have compiled other COVID-19 health and safety information on a dedicated page of resources.

Video Resources

Marketing Strategies COVID-19 Recovery

The Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau presented its COVID-19 recovery marketing strategies to the area's hospitality partners.

Ohio Travel Association - Recovery

Melinda Huntley, Executive Director - Ohio Travel Association reviews the integral role Ohio's travel/hospitality industry will play in future successes.


Ohio Public Healthy Advisory System

The Public Health Advisory Alert System is a color-coded system designed to supplement existing statewide orders through a data-driven framework to assess the degree of the virus’ spread and to engage and empower individuals, businesses, communities, local governments, and others in their response and actions.
The system consists of four levels that provide Ohioans with guidance as to the severity of the problem in the counties in which they live.  The levels are determined by seven data indicators that identify the risk level for each county and a corresponding color code to represent that risk level.

Assistance Resources

Keeping You Safe

Our partners at the Crowne Plaza Dayton recently shared this video.  Our hotels are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of you and your family.  We can't wait to welcome you back...when the time is right.

Support Hospitality Workers

You or your organization can help deliver support to amazing hotel & lodging employees throughout the state who have been impacted by COVID-19. Please make a contribution to Hospitality Helping Hands and/or the OHLA Education & Training Fund online today.

How You Can Help

AHLA Foundation

AHLA provides online training, educational resources, and scholarships to hotel employees who have lost their jobs, hours reduced, or wish to continue their education training.

AHLA Foundation

AHLA - Hotel Cleaning Guidelines

The American Hotel & Lodging Association is providing the "Enhanced Industry-Wide Hotel Cleaning Guidelines."  The health and safety guidelines represent best practices for the hotel industry, in accordance with CDC guidelines, during the re-opening phase of the economy.


AHLA Updated

Jobs, Small Business Loans & Unemployment Benefits

Hospitality businesses throughout Dayton and Montgomery County are experiencing incredibly difficult times as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Thousands of workers are facing layoffs as businesses strive to survive.  Below are links to resources for businesses and affected employees.

Leading Age

StaySafe Dayton - Online PPE Store

If you're looking for PPE, signage and other supplies necessary to reopen responsibly, The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is here to help. In partnership with Miamisburg-based chamber member epluno, the Chamber has launched StaySafe Dayton, an online PPE and supply store.
Open to all, but chamber members get preferred pricing and exclusive access to hard-to-find items.

StaySafe Dayton


Additional Resources

Helplink 211

The United Way of the Greater Dayton Area's HelpLink 211 is a 24/7 advocate during times of need. If you're seeking emergency food, are experiencing financial hardship or need other assistance, dial 211 on a cell phone, call (937) 225-3000 on a landline or visit the website.

Helplink 211

Support Dayton Restaurants

Logos@Work has created T-shirt options to choose from that are priced at $20 each with half of the cost of each shirt sold given to a restaurant that you designate to support.

TShirts Restaurants

Arrow Wine & Spirits - Restaurant Relief Program Rewards Customers

Arrow Wine & Spirits is rallying around local independent restaurants to help offer support during the COVID19 pandemic. Arrow Wine is accepting donations to help provide relief to local restaurants during this difficult time. The Arrow Wine restaurant relief program also offers a reward for customers.  A donation of $50 will come with a $10 Arrow gift certificate, $75 will come with a $15 gift certificate and $100 donation will come with a $25 gift certificate. All proceeds will be directly donated to The Miami Valley Restaurant Association and The Oregon District Business Association to go to help local independent restaurants and workers.  Arrow Wine has two local locations and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. -9 p.m. and Sunday Noon - 6 p.m. Donations can be made at any time.  


Supporting Local Businesses

Whether it's shopping local online, ordering carry out or delivery from local restaurants, or participating in fundraisers, there are many ways to support businesses and their employees in Dayton and Montgomery County during this difficult time.

Go Fund Me - Small Business Relief Initiative

GoFundMe has partnered with Yelp and Intuit QuickBooks to provide small business owners with the financial support and resources needed to continue running their businesses during and after the coronavirus crisis.


The Go Fund Me Small Business Relief initiative supports local businesses during this difficult time of reduced business.  You can support these local businesses that are applying for matching grants from the Go Fund Me Small Business Relief Fund.  Scroll below or search at this link.