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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:

Centre County Lodging Availability: Available Here

Centre Daily Times: State College Restaurant Availability

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

CarryOutPA.com (search by your Pennsylvania town or zip code)

 

County/Local Information & Resources

Centre County Government

Centre County Quarantine 2020 - Food To Go Facebook Group

Centre Region Parks and Recreation “yellow phase” operating procedures

State College Borough Launches Resources & Information Page

Save Your Town - Centre County

Leadership Centre County

Mount Nittany Health

Penn State University

Catabus

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

321Blink marketing agency offers "Back-to-Business" marketing packages LINK

Hello Social Co. offers recovery rates for new clients LINK

State College Spikes joins Minor League Baseball in raising funds to feed America


State Information & Resources

Health Resources:

Guidance for Pennsylvania businesses re-opening during ‘yellow phase,’ effective May 8, 2020

Pennsylvania Department of Health

April 20, Harrisburg: Governor Wolf announces 3 actions in "small steps towards normalcy" for PA

April 27, Harrisburg: Governor Announces May 1 Statewide Reopening of Limited Outdoor Recreational Activities to Help Pennsylvanians Maintain Positive Physical, Mental Health

COVID-19 Safety Procedures for Businesses

PA Guidance for Restaurants - May 27, 2020

Professional Sports Guidance - May 27, 2020, Gov. order LINK

Business Assistance:

Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development

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

Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation information

Emergency Agriculture Assistance Grants - Team PA Foundation

SEDA-COG announces new revolving loan fund

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

Cocktails To Go (PA HB 327) signed into law and effective immediately. DETAILS FOR RESTAURANTS

Hospitality/Tourism Resources:

Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association (PRLA)

DCNR, state parks, and forests facility closures

PA Tourism COVID-19 Survey Results & Research

 

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

U.S. Chamber Foundation Save Small Business Initiative

Small Business Benefits and the CARES Act: What Farm and Food Producers Need to Know

 

Travel & Tourism Resources

U.S. Travel Association COVID-19 Response

U.S. Travel Summary of the CARE Act

2020 U.S. Census operational adjustments

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.