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:


Gov. Justice Issues Statewide Indoor Face Covering Requirement

Gov. Justice issued Executive Order 50-20 on July 7 and it remains in effect. Per the Executive Order, face coverings must be worn in all public indoor places where social distancing cannot be maintained. The order does not apply to children under the age of 9 or anyone who has trouble breathing or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. 


Gov. Justice Issues Safer at Home Order & Plan to Reopen

As part of Governor Justice’s plan to reopen, West Virginia Strong: The Comeback, the State of West Virginia is reopening in multiple phases. Each week, Governor Justice announces businesses set to reopen in the following week. At that time, guidance is issued to both travelers and businesses to mitigate exposure and spread of COVID-19.

Click here to view a comprehensive list of reopening guidance issued to-date. Travelers are encouraged to reference this page for daily updates. 


West Virginia Welcome Centers

All West Virginia welcome centers and rest areas 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. Welcome centers will be operating under limited staffing; travel brochures and literature is available upon request.