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 on June 17, 2020.

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.

Travel Advisory

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced a travel advisory for all individuals coming into Ohio from states reporting positive testing rates of 15% or higher for COVID-19 and recommend that those individuals self-quarantine for 14 days.
 
Positivity rate is an indicator of how much COVID-19 there is in a community, and ODH is recommending against travel to those states with high positivity. If someone must travel, ODH is recommending 14 days of self-quarantine after leaving those locations. This advisory is intended for both leisure and business travel and should be heeded by both Ohioans and out-of-state travelers.
 
The list of states will be updated every week on Wednesday. 

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.