COVID-19, last update 03.27.20
As we navigate this crisis together, know that the health of our community and visitors are top priority for the Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau. We are closely monitoring developments and are following federal and state recommendations to ensure we are taking every preventative action to reduce transmission.
- 03.27.20: Through April 24, 2020, the WV Division of Natural Resourses is waiving the requirement for West Virginia residents to possess a fishing license. It's applicable to state-regulated waters and includes a waiver for trout and conservation stamps.
- 03.24.20: The WV DNR announced that scheduled trout stocking continues as noted in the 2020 Fishing Regulations. However, locations will not be announced in an effort to limit group gatherings and protect workers. The WV Gold Rush which was scheduled to begin at the end of March has been postponed.
- 03.23.20: The Governor of WV issued a “Stay at Home Order” directing all West Virginia residents to stay home and limit movements outside of homes beyond essential needs. He also closed state park cabins and public restrooms. The actual parks remain open. Hotels and motels remain open as well as restaurants for take-out and delivery. The Governor’s Order goes into effect at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 24th.
- 03.20.20: The Governor closed state park lodges. It does not extend to the actual parks or state cabins and campsites, and the executive order does not include any other hoteliers in the state.
- 03.19.20: The Greenbrier resort is suspending operations beginning Thursday, March 19, at 12 p.m. with plans to reopen on Friday, April 17 at 11 a.m.
- 03.18.20: The Governor closed all "indoor recreational activities." The executive order does not include outdoor recreation where people can maintain social distancing--golf, hiking, fishing, etc.
- 03.18.20: The Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center in Lewisburg, WV is temporarily closed to walk-in visitors. We will reassess the situation on March 31. However, we remain available by phone and email, so do not hesitate to contact us with questions.
- 03.17.20: The Governor closed all restaurants, bars and casinos to foot traffic. They will, however, be able to provide carry out and drive-thru services. In Greenbrier County, some of our restaurants have opted to temporarily close. Please click HERE for local restaurant, bakery and bar updates.
- 03.17.20: The President of the United States advised that all events with more than 10 attendees be canceled or postponed. Events in Greenbrier County are heeding the advice and have made adjustments to event schedules. Please click HERE for business and event updates.
- 03.13.20: Greenbrier County service partners are taking steps to follow the most current health and hygiene guidelines provided by the CDC, World Health Organization and local health authorities to maintain the highest standards of safety for guests.
- Health officials recommend that older adults and people of any age with an underlying medical condition are at a higher risk and should stay at home if at all possible.
- Monitoring your own health is important. The CDC advises that if you are feeling ill or someone at your home is sick, you should stay home and avoid public places.
- Currently, there are no travel restrictions to the state of West Virginia or Greenbrier County, but we encourage everyone to follow the Governor's order to stay at home and limit outside movements beyond essential needs.
- The CVB is maintaining two running lists of Greenbrier County cancellations, closures and modified services.
- The Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center is temporarily closed. However, the staff is available by phone and email, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 304-645-1000, firstname.lastname@example.org
This outbreak has caused challenges on a global scale, but it’s our friends and families and their wellbeing that we all hold most dear. We wish you and yours good health and look forward to happier and healthier times ahead.