State Reopening GuidelinesMay 14, 2020
West Virginia has had excellent leadership through these unprecedented times. Our Governor has led us down the path of a slow and cautious reopening plan. This plan includes strict guidelines for every industry and we know that our partners are taking this very seriously and will be adhering to these best practices.
On July 7th the Governor issued a mandate that all persons above the age of 9 must wear a face covering when entering public buildings, businesses, etc where social distancing isn’t possible. Statewide Indoor Face Covering Requirement
Below you will find the opening dates and guidelines for our tourism related businesses. Please note that this plan ALLOWED these businesses to open, but some businesses may remain closed or continue to operate under reduced capacity if they have chosen to take a more cautious approach. If you are planning to visit, please call or check online for business updates to ensure hours of operation and current safety protocols.
If you do not see a specific attraction or type of business on this list, please call us at 1-800-847-4898 for more information. We will also update this information as the West Virginia Strong: The Comeback initiative continues.
- Lodging – Hotels & Cabins – Currently open using state guidelines
- Campgrounds & RV – Open to both instate and out of state guests as of June 10, 2020.
- Restaurants – curbside, delivery, drive-thru and outdoor dining and indoor dining with up to 50% capacity may begin May 21.
- Hatfield & McCoy Trail System – Reopened May 21
- Whitewater Rafting – Reopened May 21
- Guided Rock Climbing – Reopened May 15
- Guided Fishing Excursions – Reopened May 15
- WV State Parks – Opened campground, lodges and cabins to both in and out of state guests June 10, 2020.
- Golf – Currently open using state guidelines
- Ziplining & Bridge Walk – Reopened May 21
- Indoor Dining at Restaurants – Effective May 21
- Large/Specialty Retail Stores – Effective May 21
- Outdoor recreation rentals (Kayaks, bicycles, boats, rafts, canoes, ATVs, and similar equipment) – Effective May 21
- Outdoor motorsport and powersport racing with no spectators – Effective May 21
- Mini-Golf and Horseback Riding: These industries will be following the guidelines for Outdoor Recreation Rental Outfitters.
- Museums & Visitors Centers
- Indoor and Outdoor Bars at 50% Capacity – May 26
- Zoos – May 26
- Spas/Massage Businesses – May 30
- Limited Video Lottery Retailers – May 30
- Pools, Lakes, etc permitted to open May 30 (many will remain closed or have a delay in opening)
- Bowling alleys, pool halls, roller rinks, and other places with indoor amusement – May 30
- Casinos – June 5
- Movie Theaters – June 5
- Fairs and Festivals and outdoor concerts are temporarily on hold.