Durham's Response to Coronavirus
Coming together as a community.
As we monitor the spread of COVID-19, we see a need to centralize official, educational information from the travel and tourism sector and share it with our partners in the hospitality industry. We are acutely aware that the slightest decline in visitor and local spending has dire implications for business owners, attractions, hoteliers, event owners, and many others, and we seek to make every effort to support business owners, local partners, and supportive community members as we strive to persist and recover from this crisis. Here, we've curated resources for those working in the travel and tourism industry facing difficult decisions and impacted by efforts to arrest the spread of the virus. There are also suggestions for individuals looking to contribute in a time of need.
Discover Durham urges all visitors, residents and local business owners to follow the guidelines put forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the Durham County Public Health Department. For business owners, DCoPH has many useful graphics and articles that are available for you to use and share with your audiences.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Please follow the most recent CDC directives and guidelines as they relate to the spread and containment of COVID-19.
Durham County Public Health Department
Find official updates, FAQs, guidelines for specific audiences, and more.
hospitality industry resources
Add Your Business to List of Those Impacted by COVID-19 Local Durham residents created a spreadsheet to support local businesses throughout closures. Learn More
James Beard Foundation's Survey for Independently Owned Restaurants & Bars JBF aims to leverage responses to provide information to legislators drafting emergency and longer-term legislation. Learn More
how individuals can support businesses in need
Support Durham Business
Our global, national, regional, and local community are reeling from the implications of the coronavirus — and though we all face vulnerabilities, those in our hospitality industry feel this impact severely.
We, like everyone else, are not exempt from this unprecedented occurrence. But this is Durham. Our community knows how to rally, support, and lift up one another in times of difficulty. If you're wondering how to help while investing in the health and well-being of Durham’s community, learn more here.
Community Relief Efforts
Most of our small business owners, restaurateurs, hotel staff, and service employees rely on the business of both visitors and locals.
These initiatives organized by Durhamites and local business owners are meant to help support those in our industry most impacted by social distancing efforts.
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