Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley

COVID-19 Resources


The MOV Chamber is proud to provide resources, connections and information to our members and the business community during this unprecedented situation. Please know we are going to continue working on your behalf in our community during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you for your understanding as we work to maneuver through this unknown situation with the intent to keep our organization up and running and to be a support for our members.

The goal for our Chamber is to ensure that the information we share is accurate, informative and researched.  We will post links to this page as we receive information from our partner organizations.  Our video updates are also posted below.

West Virginia Strong/The Comeback (Governor Justice’s Reopening Plans):

Governor Justice’s Reopening Plan (uploaded 4/27/20)

Governor Justice’s Stay at Home Order

Reopening Criteria Plan (updated 4/28/20)

Safer at Home Versus Stay at Home (uploaded 5/4/20)


Week 2 Guidelines for Businesses Permitted to Re-open – Monday, May 4

Guidance for Small Businesses (uploaded 5/4/20)

Guidance for Restaurants – Outdoor Dining & Takeaway Service (uploaded 5/4/20)

Guidance for Religious Entities & Funeral Homes (uploaded 5/4/20)

Guidance for Barbershops, Hair Salons, Nail Salons, Pet Grooming (uploaded 5/4/20)


Week 3 Guidelines for Businesses Permitted to Re-open – Monday, May 11

Guidance for Wellness Centers Operated by Licensed Health Care Providers (uploaded 5/5/20)

Guidance for Drive-In Movie Theaters (uploaded 5/5/20)

Guidance for Outdoor Guided Fishing and Rock Climbing (uploaded on 5/14/20) (Effective Friday, May 15)


Week 4 Guidelines for Businesses Permitted to Re-open – Monday, May 21

Guidance for Indoor Dining at Restaurants (uploaded 5/14/20)

Guidance for Large Speciality/ Retail Stores (uploaded on 5/14/20)

Guidance for State Park Campgrounds for IN-STATE Residents ONLY (uploaded on 5/14/20)

Guidance for Hatfield McCoy Trail System (uploaded on 5/14/20)

Guidance for Outdoor Recreation Rentals (Kayaks, Bicycles, Boats, Rafts, Canoes, ATVs, and similar equipment (uploaded on 5/14/20)

Guidance for Tanning Businesses (uploaded on 5/14/20)

Guidance for Whitewater Rafting (uploaded on 5/14/20)

Guidance for Ziplining (uploaded on 5/14/20)

Guidance for Fitness Centers, Gymnasiums, and Recreation Centers (uploaded on 5/15/20) (Effective Monday, May 18)

Guidance for Sports Training Facilities (Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Dance, Martial Arts, and Similiar Facilities) (uploaded on 5/18/20) (Effective Monday, May 18)

Guidance for Indoor Malls and Similiar Facilities (uploaded on 5/19/20)


Week 5 Guidance for Businesses Permitted to Re-Open – Monday, May 26

State Parks and Cabins (In-State Residents ONLY)

Guidance for Bars (Indoor and Outdoor with 50% Capacity) (uploaded on 5/19/20)

Guidance for Museums and Visitor Centers (uploaded on 5/19/20)

Guidance for Zoos (uploaded on 5/19/20)

Guidance for Spa and Massage Businesses (Effective, Saturday, May 30) (uploaded on 5/19/20)

Guidance for Limited Video Lottery Retailers (uploaded on 5/26/20)

Guidance for Swimming Pools (uploaded on 5/26/20)

Guidance for Bowling Alleys, Pool Halls, Roller Rinks, and other places with Indoor Amusement (uploaded on 5/26/20)


Week 6 Guidance for Businesses Permitted to Re-Open – Friday, June 6

Guidance for Casinos

Movie Theaters


Week 7 Guidance for Businesses Permitted to Re-open – Monday, June 8

Low Contact Youth Sports



CARES Stimulus Act Provision links:

Paycheck Protection Program flyer from US Chamber (updated 4/9/20)

Paycheck Protection Program FAQs from Department of Treasury (uploaded 4/8/20)

Paycheck Protection Program FAQs from Senator Capito’s office

Paycheck Protection Program Information Sheet for Borrowers (uploaded 4/1/20)

Paycheck Protection Program Information Sheet for Lenders (uploaded 4/1/20)

Paycheck Protection Program Application (updated 4/3/20)

Paycheck Protection Program Overview from Treasury (uploaded 4/1/20)

Employee Retention Credit Information (uploaded 4/1/20)

Employee Retention Credit Q&A (uploaded 4/1/20)

Employee Retention Credit flyer from US Chamber (uploaded 4/1/20)

Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Application (uploaded 5/20/20)


SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) information/links:

EIDL Program Lapse in Appropriations (uploaded 4/16/20)

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan on-line application

SBA Training Slide deck (uploaded 4/9/20)

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan worksheet


Emergency Paid Sick Leave/Emergency Family Leave information/links:

Paid Sick Leave Flyer

DOL memo on Emergency Paid Sick Leave


Business information/links:

WV Development Office COVID-19 resources

Coronavirus Toolkit from the US Chamber of Commerce

Coronavirus Guide for Employers from the WV Chamber

Center for Disease Control resources on COVID-19

Business Grant Opportunity from Truist (BB&T) – NCIFund

Parkersburg News & Sentinel Business Grant Program

WV News Business Grant Program

Truist (BB&T) and LISC Small Business Relief Grant Program


Information for general public:

MOVRC interactive map for business/general public

MOVRC Regional COVID Response Hub

MOV Restaurants & Eateries Facebook Group

File for Unemployment in WV

Unemployment FAQs

SBA Faith-Based FAQs


March 25, 2020 Video Update







March 27, 2020 Video Update







April 3, 2020 Video Update







At this time the MOV Chamber office is closed to visitors, but we are “here” for you!  “Here” is just an email or phone call away.

Let us know how you are doing, what information/resources you need, what information or resources you have to share with others, anything!