Destination Toledo’s primary focus as this unprecedented health crisis unfolds is the safety and well-being of our community, our visitors, our partners and their employees. We have been closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on the local travel and tourism industry and are doing our part to flatten the COVID-19 curve by having our team work at remote locations as advised by our government. Please be assured that our daily operations will remain intact and you can contact our team members by email during normal business hours.
In an effort to support and assist our partners during the COVID-19 pandemic, Destination Toledo has created the following resource directory to keep you informed of small business assistance, travel industry updates and the rapidly changing public health updates. Our team will continue to monitor the situation in conjunction with our state, city and county health officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and we will keep you informed of all updates through this resource portal. Be assured that we will continue to work hard to secure and maintain business for our community and are here to support our partners in any way we can through this period of uncertainty.
Thank you for your support as our entire community navigates through this health crisis together.
Additional Information & Resources
Sunday, March 22, 2020 -
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D. MPH, announced on Sunday, March 22 that Ohio will be under a "Stay at Home" order.
Read the full order here: Director's Stay At Home Order
The order requires Ohioans to stay at home with the exception of the following:
- for health and safety
- for necessary supplies and services
- for outdoor activities, such as walking or visiting a park (playground visitation is prohibited)
- to report for essential work as discussed below
- to take care of others
The second part of the order lists the essential businesses that are permitted to stay open. The following document was released yesterday and is likely to have been used in developing Ohio's list of essential workers - CISA Guidance On Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers
Carryout from restaurants will still be permitted.
Each of the businesses permitted to stay open must follow guidelines for protecting their employees and others, and the order specifies what those required actions must be.
Orders can be enforced by local health departments and law enforcement. The order begins 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 23 until April 6.
NEW WEBSITE FOR BUSINESSES:
Businesses and workers can now access all of these resources related to COVID-19 in one place at coronavirus.ohio.gov/BusinessHelp.
The portal includes information on unemployment benefits, the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, the Liquor Buyback Program, modified rules for trucking to help ship critical supplies into the state, the delay of BWC Premiums, etc.
Full news release here: Ohio Issues "Stay at Home" Order
Friday, March 20, 2020 -
Destinations International issued a message urging individuals and businesses to contact your members of Congress to express your support for the coronavirus stimulus package.