On Monday, June 22, VMCCVB officially launched its “Mountaineer Country Commitment to Safety Program,” where tourism partners in the region can pledge to take precautionary measures when reopening during COVID-19 for the safety of visitors and employees.
As West Virginia reopens in phases according to Governor Justice’s “West Virginia Strong- The Comeback,” Mountaineer Country businesses are adjusting to the “new normal” and preparing to provide services with safety in mind for visitors and employees. Throughout the country, destinations are developing similar safety commitment programs to make visitors feel comfortable as they begin patronizing these businesses as well as traveling again. VMCCVB saw this as an opportunity to continue to serve the community and its partners at this time by launching a similar program in the region.
In order for tourism related businesses to make the safety commitment, they must go to VisitMountaineerCountry.com/Safety-Commitment and review the official Commitment guidelines. These guidelines are subject to change as Gov. Justice’s Office releases more COVID-19 guidance.
In order to complete the Commitment process, the business must complete the “Make the Pledge” steps and submit the “Make a Commitment” form on the VMCCVB website. They will then be emailed an official Commitment Seal, along with instructions for adding it to their website with a link to the list of official pledges. VMCCVB staff will also provide the businesses who make the commitment with a Commitment Seal decal that they must display for guests to view. The Commitment is a free and voluntary certification program administered by VMCCVB. Any business in Mountaineer Country is eligible for the program.
For more information related to the Mountaineer Country Commitment to Safety Program, go to VisitMountaineerCountry.com/Safety-Commitment or contact VMCCVB staff at [email protected]
All American Grand Bash Goes Virtual Due to COVID-19
Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Monongalia County, W.Va. and Southwestern Pa., All American Grand Bash (Grand Bash) will be held via online livestreaming on Saturday, July 25 rather than in-person.
Grand Bash event staff have been working with numerous partners to confirm these decisions, which included West Virginia Office of the Governor, West Virginia Lottery Commission, and Monongalia County Health Department. As cases of COVID-19 for both target audience regions continue to increase, Grand Bash staff and partners wanted to be responsible by taking this proactive approach.
All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the restructured event. No refunds for previously purchased main event tickets will be issued. Due to the change in event operations, certain side raffles have been canceled. The Grand Bash team will be reaching out to these purchasers to discuss alternate options in the coming weeks. All other side raffles will be drawn during the virtual event. The Grand Bash will be releasing new side raffle opportunities as the event date approaches.
The livestreamed event may be accessed at AllAmericanGrandBash.com or on the Grand Bash Facebook page from 1-7 p.m.
For more event information, visit AllAmericanGrandBash.com/2020Virtual.
Stay Connected and Up to Date with Mountaineer Country
For the latest updates and information related to COVID-19 in Mountaineer Country, regularly check VisitMountaineerCountry.com/Coronavirus, sign up for our e-newsletter at VisitMountaineerCountry.com, and follow @VisitMountaineerCountry and @VisitTaylorCounty on social media.
The Visit Mountaineer Country CVB strives to increase the tourism economy by marketing and selling the destination to our guests by “wowing” them and encouraging them to stay one more night and spend one more dollar.