Last Updated: 3/16/2020 at 2:20 PM
March 16, 2020— We continue to monitor the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in both our local communities and the broader United States. Please be advised of the following nationwide updates:
Public School Closings in the United States
As of Monday, March 16, the following states have closed public schools for at least two weeks: New Hampshire, Vermont, New Jersey, Arkansas, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Illinois, Oregon, Utah, New Mexico, West Virginia, Virginia, Louisiana, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Maryland and Washington.
President Trump Declares National Emergency
On Friday, March 13, President Donald Trump announced a state of national emergency in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This emergency designation allows for the allocation of $50 billion in resources to combat the pandemic. The president also announced plans for wider testing among affected populations.
Don’t believe everything you read online regarding COVID-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) is working to combat commonly held, incorrect beliefs currently being circulated among social media outlets.
Note: Guests who booked through an online travel agent or other third parties, such as Booking.com or Expedia, should contact their booking provider for assistance and specific information on their policies.
Debunked Coronavirus Myths:
COVID-19 is not transmitted by mosquitos
Cold Weather will not kill the virus
COVID-19 can be transmitted in all areas, regardless of climate
Visit the WHO website for more debunked myths related to COVID-19.