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.
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.
COVID-19 Travel Advisory (Updated January 13, 2021)
Those entering Ohio after travel to states reporting positive testing rates of 15% or higher for COVID-19 are advised to 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. It is intended as guidance and is not a mandate—please consider the information here along with other factors (mode of transportation, lodging, activities, ability to social distance when traveling, personal health factors, etc.) when making travel decisions for yourself and your family.
The positivity rates come from state-level aggregate data from The COVID Tracking Project, which is also the source that Johns Hopkins University uses for testing data on their dashboard here. Positivity information for Ohio’s travel advisory is updated once a week on Wednesdays, using data from that Tuesday. Positivity rates may have changed since our most recent update.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.