Coronavirus: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself, Your Employees and Campers

Resources and Guides to Help Your Park Through This Emergency

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information about Coronavirus is being updated daily. As more information about the virus and its spread become known, this blog will be updated to help keep you informed of the details (resources available here).  

[UPDATED 4/2/20, 11:30am MT] As reports of the coronavirus cases continue to increase across the country, it is raising many concerns surrounding safety, especially for those in the hospitality business. The situation is rapidly developing, and new information is coming to the forefront daily, but experts are continually stating that the best course of action is to remain calm and take simple, effective preparations to create safe environments for your guests, employees and park.  

Below You'll Find:

  1. ARVC Daily Updates 
  2. State-Specific Updates
  3. ARVC Webinar Series 
  4. Advocacy
  5. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Application Information **NEW**
  6. SBA Updates Disaster Assistance Criteria
  7. Essential vs. Nonessential Businesses 
  8. Resources 
  9. Ordering Supplies
  10. Reaching Customers
  11. Other Resources


ARVC Daily Updates

This will allow you to stay informed on the latest news, advocacy efforts, resources, government policies affecting our industry and how ARVC is advocating for you!


State-Specific Updates

While ARVC is fighting for you at a national level, state associations across the country are fighting for you locally and together our industry is making a difference.


ARVC Webinar Series

Watch replays of our ARVC Webinar Series featuring presentations and question and answer session from industry experts. Featured experts are listed below according to their field of expertise:

Advocacy: Jeff Sims, ARVC Senior Director of State Relations & Program Advocacy
Emergency Preparedness: Patrick Hardy,
Finance/Banking: Paul Bosley, Business Finance Depot
Legal: Christine Taylor, Attorney, Towne, Ryan and Partners
Insurance: Chris Hipple, Leavitt Recreation and Hospitality Insurance; Irene Jones, Marshall & Sterling
Marketing: Mark Koep,; Brian Searl, Insider Perks 
Mental Health: Jenna Smith, MSW, PLLC, Jenna Smith Therapy



Links from webinars:

STRONGER TOGETHER: ARVC Announces Emergency Webinars Featuring Industry Experts
ARVC has created a series of interactive webinars focused on helping RV park and campground owners and operators deal with the current health emergency. The series will provide resources, tools and strategies from experts to safely and effectively manage a campground through this situation.

The webinars will take place every Monday and Thursday at 11am ET, beginning this Thursday, March 19. The webinar series is open to everyone in the industry and registration is free. To register, visit

If you cannot attend a webinar live, or want to watch again, you can view replays of the webinars on this blog. You can also feel free to propose questions for upcoming webinars on our social media accounts or by emailing

Learn more about the webinars

Schedule of Upcoming Webinars

  • Monday, April 6 @ 11am ET — Get Expert Answers to All Your Questions

  • Thursday, April 9 @ 11am ET — Get Expert Answers to All Your Questions

  • Thursday, April 16 @ 11am ET — Get Expert Answers to All Your Questions

**ARVC will re-evaluate the situation and schedule webinars beyond April 16 as needed.




ARVC is partnering with other industry organizations to advocate for the RV industry, including private RV parks and campgrounds, to remain open as essential businesses and be included in upcoming stimulus packages for small businesses. Below are examples of direct communication with legislators taken in recent days. If you have any questions about any of ARVC's advocacy efforts contact Jeff Sims at



Funds are provided in the form of loans that will be fully forgiven when used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities (due to likely high subscription, at least 75% of the forgiven amount must have been used for payroll). No collateral or personal guarantees are required. Neither the government nor lenders will charge small businesses any fees. Loan payments on unforgiven portions will also be deferred for six months. It is recommended you submit the completed forms to your local lender since most lenders will be servicing their own customers first. DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION TODAY!


The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration. Click the link above to learn more and apply.

NOTE: During this this time, make sure to keep detailed records of any business lost due the pandemic to assist with recovering lost revenue through stimulus packages, SBA loans or grants available from the government following this crisis.




States, counties and cities across the country have made the announcement that only essential businesses are to remain open during this time. ARVC is aware of these announcements and is having discussions with government authorities and other authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) to promote the fact that campgrounds and parks often provide permanent residences for individuals, and temporary lodging for those traveling, due to necessary work. Campgrounds and RV parks also allow individuals to be better equipped for social distancing due to space and contained units than other lodging. As well, many campgrounds that provide propane, grocery services and other food services are essential services that need to remain open in this time.

 If your campground is told that it will need to shut down, please contact ARVC at or call us at 303-681-0401 so we can assist you in your discussions with your the AHJs making this decision.

NOTE: During this this time, make sure to keep detailed records of any business lost due the pandemic to assist with recovering lost revenue through stimulus packages, SBA loans or grants available from the government following this crisis..





ARVC has created a listing helpful links and resource on our Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources Page to help you stay informed and minimize the effect of the virus at your park and to help create safe accommodations for your guests. This folder will continue to be updated as new information and resources become available. Click the button below to view the information.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources

See more resources below. 




We want to make sure you are covered with the items you need. ARVC has been working with our Member Benefit Providers (MBPs) to find supplies for RV park and campground owners. While many companies are prioritizing hospitals and first responders, supplies such as general cleaning supplies to toilet paper may be available to you as well. You can purchase these items with your ARVC member discount using the links below.

Staples is offering free delivery with no minimum order. Click here to learn more about ordering from Staples.

Office Max/Office Depot is offering curbside pickup at many of their locations. Click the link below to get a digital card for in store purchases. Orders can also be placed one and will ship out when the product is in stock. Click here to learn more about ordering from Office Max/Office Depot. 

If you need help accessing your member information to take advantage of these discounts, please give us a call at 303-681-0401 or email us at



Make sure you are keeping your profile updated so campers can find you! Many public campgrounds are closing with RVers still on the road and many of those RVers will use to find their next destination. Update your profile today and if you need assistance, contact the ARVC membership team at 303-681-0401 or

If your business is being impacted by COVID-19, make sure your customers are aware of any changes to your day-today operations. Constant Contact, one of our Member Benefit Providers (MBP) can help you save money while reaching out to customers. Constant Contact has provided some resources to help you and your business during these times. 

If you need help accessing your member information to take advantage of these discounts, please give us a call at 303-681-0401 or email us at


Other Resources

Mental Health Resources

Insurance Resources