County Convention & Visitors Bureau releases information for HOTELIERS, TOURISM PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS
FROM CLERMONT COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU: Jeff Blom
CLERMONT COUNTY, OH – Friday, March 13, 2020, 5:52 p.m.
TO OUR HOTELIERS, TOURISM PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS:
Like you, we are watching the international news about COVID-19 unfold hourly. While the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau top priority is to ensure the safety of our visitors, hospitality employees and community, it is deemed a very challenging time for the travel and tourism industry.
As we all are painfully aware, what is known and recommended for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is constantly changing. The uncertainty itself is a challenge; however, it is somewhat comforting to know that we are in this together and doing the best we can with the information as it is released.
GOVERNOR BANS GATHERING OF 100 OR MORE:
Governor Mike DeWine signed an Executive Order prohibiting gatherings of 100 or more. This order extends to auditoriums, stadiums, arenas, large conference rooms, theaters, parades, festivals, meeting halls, cafeterias and other confined indoor or outdoor spaces. It does not include offices, restaurants, factories, retail or grocery stores where large groups of people are present, but it is unusual for them to be within an arm’s length of one another. It does not also include those places where people are in transit, such as airports and bus stations. It also excludes religious gatherings, weddings and funerals.
Understand that the information with this is constantly changing. When there is new information that applies to our industry we will share with you.
WHAT WE’RE DOING:
The Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau is in regular communications with Clermont County leadership and health officials to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation as it is related to inbound travel.
As more sporting events and social gatherings begin to cancel, we will monitor items including: corporate travel, amateur youth sporting events, hotel meetings and conferences, religious gatherings, regional attractions, concerts, professional sporting events and more.
e are actively working with our hoteliers on meeting and sporting event cancellations.
The Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau is monitoring information from US Travel Association, Destinations International and other industry afflictions.
The Clermont County Heath Department is working with local cities, townships, hospitals, long-term care facilities and health providers to ensure they are ready should the virus continue to merge here.