Our priority is the health and safety of visitors and local communities throughout the Mountain State. The West Virginia Tourism Office and its industry partners are closely monitoring the situation and following the advice of public health officials and government agencies. Travelers are encouraged to check the status of any upcoming reservation, special event and operations of individual businesses before embarking on their trip.
For the most up-to-date information, please utilize the following resources:
- West Virginia-specific information: Call the toll-free hotline 1-800-877-4304 or visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov
- West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources: www.dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – www.cdc.gov
- World Health Organization – www.who.int
Gov. Justice Issues Stay at Home Order & Closes Non-Essential Businesses
On Monday, March 23, Governor Justice issued a “Stay at Home Order” directing West Virginia residents to stay at home and limit non-essential travel and trips outside of the home, beyond those for essential needs.
At that same time, the Governor issued an Executive Order requiring the closure of all non-essential businesses, effective at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24. West Virginia hotels and motels remain open for guests; restaurants are still operating under delivery and carry out; and state parks remain open for outdoor recreation and camping.
West Virginia Welcome Centers
All West Virginia welcome centers and rest areas will remain open to travelers during the State of Emergency declared by Gov. Jim Justice related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Welcome centers and rest areas will continue to be maintained and cleaned, with their restrooms open. However, employees will not be staffing information stations at the welcome centers.