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HVAB STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS
(COVID-19)

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau is committed to the health, safety and enjoyment of visitors and local residents. We are carefully and closely monitoring corona virus (COVID-19) updates from public health and travel industry experts and will continue to do so.

Our hotels and restaurants are taking extra steps to ensure the safety of visitors and residents alike. Please check individual websites and social media for specific business information and hours.

We look forward to welcoming you to Happy Valley, PA and hope that you will include our beautiful valleys in your plans for summer and fall adventures.

Happy Valley offers abundant recreational opportunities, and peace and solitude that can be found on our many hiking and biking trails and outdoor attractions during this recommended time of social distancing.

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau cannot stress enough that we believe in responsible and safe travel. We do encourage visitors planning business or leisure travel to Happy Valley to refer to the following resources for reliable information and updates regarding COVID-19:

County/Local Information & Resources

Centre County Government

Centre County Quarantine 2020 - Food To Go Facebook Group

State College Borough Launches Resources & Information Page

Save Your Town - Centre County

Leadership Centre County

Mount Nittany Health

Penn State University

Catabus

 

Centre County Lodging Availability: Available Here

Centre Daily Times: State College Restaurant Availability

Happy Valley Takeout & Online Sales - Curbside, Takeout, DeliveryAvailable Here

Local media outlet offering free opportunity to highlight your business: Available Here

State Information & Resources

Health Resources:

Pennsylvania Department of Health

 

Business Assistance:

Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development

Non-life threatening business waiver/exemption request

Current list of businesses allowed to operate, 3/23/2020

 

Hospitality/Tourism Resources:

Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association (PRLA)

Supporting Articles:

$61 million in low-interest loans available to small business through Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority

Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide

Department of Agriculture COVID-19 guidance for retail grocery stores, food trucks and bars: Available Here

 

National Information & Resources

Health Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Supporting Articles:

Families first coronavirus response act: Q&A

CDC information on everyday preventative actions you can take to help prevent respiratory illnesses is available here.

 

Business Assistance:

Paycheck Protection Program Now Open

The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.

SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

The Paycheck Protection Program will be available through June 30, 2020.

U.S. Small Business Administration

U.S. Department of Labor

 

Travel & Tourism Resources

U.S. Travel Association COVID-19 Response

U.S. Travel Summary of the CARE Act

Supporting Articles:

Travel Leaders Echo Experts: Make Fact-Based Decisions About Traveling

U.S. Travel Association to stay informed on the latest updates as it relates to travel.