Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information


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USTOA has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact on both our nation and our industry as a whole. The outbreak of COVID-19 has had a significant impact on Americans' ability to travel to certain parts of the world and their ability to return back to the United States from those same parts of the world. 

We are gathering intelligence in Washington, DC on a daily basis and will continue to share that information with our Members. Below you will find a list of some of the most helpful resources as we all get through this difficult time. 

As we receive information about COVID-19, we will post the links on this page for our Members. Please feel free to share with us some other important links that you feel our members would benefit from. 

CLICK HERE to download a quick reference sheet with these important resource links to keep handy on your desk.

Two Minutes With Terry Video - March 21, 2020

USTOA LinkedIn Group
USTOA has created a Linkedin Group for its Members to share their thoughts and experiences about the coronavirus outbreak, if they wish to. 

Elevate Government Affairs (USTOA's lobbying firm) Updates from Washington, DC

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COVID-19 Aid, Relief and Security Act Overview
CARES Act - COVID-19 Small Business Administration Relief
This is an overview of relief opportunities through SBA that our Members can utilize as a result of COVID-19. This document is a bit more general is it relates to opportunities and eligibility requirements.

COVID-19 Relief: Tour Operators and The Travel/Tourism Industry
This a travel and tourism specific overview of funding/relief opportunities for our Members. In this memo, we included some information on business tax relief mechanisms that our Members, both large and small, can utilize, in addition to relief opportunities for companies under 500 employees. We also included some specific information for companies over 500 employees for some of our larger Members. 

COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance/Benefits
This is an overview of paid family/sick leave and unemployment insurance and other benefits that we hope you find helpful.

Reach out to your elected Representatives
Your elected representatives in Washington, DC also need to hear from you during this critical time. Please take a few minutes out of your day to contact your Members of Congress to ask for relief. Phone calls can be the most effective, but we recognize how busy you are and how high call volumns will be right now. If you can't get through, find your legislators' district offices and email addresses here: House / Senate

Helpful Links for Updates about Travel Restrictions for USA and International Destinations
United States
Washington Post
National Governors Association
Travel+Leisure - A Guide to All 50 States' COVID-19 Travel Restrictions - August 17, 2020

International Destinations
IATA Interactive Coronavirus Global Travel Map
US Chamber of Commerce
European Union Re-Open

COVID-19 Associate Member Assistance

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES


U.S. Small Business Administration
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Guidance and Resources

World Health Organization (WHO)
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Information

Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information

OSAC - US Department of State - Diplomatic Security 
OSAC - US Department of State - Diplomatic Security COVID-19 Resources 

US Department of Homeland Security 
Department of Homeland Security Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates 

State Department (State) 
COVID-19 Country Specific Information 
Quarantine Station Contact List, Map and Fact Sheets 
Travel Advisories


TRAVEL INDUSTRIES


Coronavirus Social Media Guide
Get the Facts about COVID-19
Crisis Readiness Playbook
Tell Your Members of Congress How COVID-19 is Affecting You
Navigating the CARES Act Webinar Recording (March 30)
Paycheck Protection Program (Business Interuption Loans)
Exchange Stabilization Fund Federal Reserve Facilities and Programs

European Tour Operator Association (ETOA)
ETOA Insight, Action and Resources

Webinar Video - COVID-19 Immediate Crisis Concerns - USA Market Drop-In

European Travel Commission (ETC)

US Travel Ban Will Have Detrimental Implications On European and American Tourism (March 12, 2020)

American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA)
Coronavirus Resources

Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA)
Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) - Covid-19 and the Global Adventure Travel Industry

Student Youth Travel Assocation (SYTA)
SYTA Updated Coronavirus Resources

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Statement on COVID-19 (March 8, 2020)

Airlines For America (A4A)
Airlines for America - COVID-19 Resources

Amtrak
Coronavirus Update

Outdoor Industry Assocation (OIA)
Coronavirus Resources for the Outdoor Industry

Travel Weekly
Travel Weekly Coronavirus Coverage

TOURISM BOARDS


Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing Letter - April 6, 2020 and Video
Tourism Authority of Phillippines
Singapore Tourism Board
Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi #StayCurious and Video
Visit Portugal Video

DOMESTIC AIRLINES


American Airlines
American Airlines COVID-19 Updates
You Are Why We Fly video

Delta Airlines
Delta Airlines COVID-19 Updates

United Airlines
United Airlines Travel Updates

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS


John Hopkins University - World Map of COVID-19 Cases 
Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University

Cornell University
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Updates

Harvard Business Review
Lead your Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis (February 27, 2020)

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