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

Resources and Guides to Help Your Park Through This Pandemic

As reports of the coronavirus cases continue to increase across the country, you face ongoing challenges have questions surrounding safety for your campers and employees, the survival of your business and more. The pandemic is rapidly changing, and new information is coming to the forefront daily, and ARVC is here to help you decipher the best information. As new important information and updates become available, this blog will be updated to help keep you informed of the details (resources available here).  

Below You'll Find: 

  1. Re-Opening Toolkit 
  2. Ordering Supplies
  3. Reaching Customers
  4. State-Specific Updates
  5. ARVC Webinar Series 
  6. Advocacy
  7. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Application Information
  8. SBA Updates Disaster Assistance Criteria
  9. Resources 
  10. Other Resources

 

 

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Reopening Toolkit

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) has launched a comprehensive toolkit that gives you suggested tools and best practices to re-open various aspects of your RV park or campground while focusing on the safety of your guests and employees and a smooth return to business.  

The toolkit, available for anyone to download for free, includes a possible three-phased approach for re-opening (NOTE: This will vary by state); a robust guide called “Re-Opening RV Parks and Campgrounds: A Guide for the Outdoor Hospitality Industry” full of suggested best practices and tips; a Quick Guide for easy reference; and a myriad of policy and signage templates, marketing assets and other resources. 

The content for the toolkit was an industry-wide effort. ARVC collaborated with Kampgrounds of America (KOA), the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), the Canadian RV Association (CRVA), Marshall & Sterling Insurance, state associations and many other industry partners to produce the content.  

SEE THE TOOLKIT   READ THE PRESS RELEASE
 

 

 

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Ordering Supplies

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:

 

DISINFECTING SYSTEMS

PURIFYD

ARVC recently announced that Purifyd Systems, with its innovative and highly effective disinfectant SYSTEMS, has been added as the newest ARVC Member Benefit Provider (MBP). ARVC members are eligible for exclusive discounted pricing on both start-up packages and ongoing purchases.

Join PURIFYD®SYSTEMS for a 20-minute introduction to PURIFYD®SYSTEMS products - the most effective, three-point total coverage for RV parks and campgrounds. By implementing the SYSTEMS at your operation, you will safely, easily and effectively eliminate and manages the build-up of contaminants and pathogens that occupy the spaces where guests, family and friends, live, work and stay.

PURIFYD®SYSTEMS will be providing four webinars, the first of which will take place on Thursday, July 16 at 11am ET. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

If you cannot make Thursday's webinar, register for upcoming webinars below: 

July 29 at 11am ET | CLICK TO REGISTER 

August 05 at 11am ET | CLICK TO REGISTER

August 19 at 11am ET | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

 

 

HAND SANITIZER

RANGER READY recognizes the need that ARVC members have in keeping their staff and visitors safe and protected. Please click here to learn more about Ranger Ready Hand Sanitizer.

 

 

PPE AND OTHER PRODUCTS

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

OFFICE DEPOT/OFFICE MAX 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 membership@arvc.org

 

 

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Reaching Customers

GoCampingAmerica.com

Have you visited GoCampingAmerica.com in a while? Millions of campers are finding their next adventure on the newly redesigned site. Make sure you’ve updated your complimentary GoCampingAmerica.com profile so RVers and campers can find you! Many public campgrounds remain closed with RVers still on the road and many of those RVers will use GoCampingAmerica.com to find their next destination. Update your profile today and if you need assistance, contact the ARVC membership team at 303-681-0401 or info@gocampingamerica.com

 

 

Constant Contact

Make sure your customers are aware of any changes to your day-to-day operations caused by the COVID pandemic. Constant Contact, one of ARVC’s Member Benefit Providers (MBP), can help you save money while reaching out to customers.
If you need help accessing this or any other ARVC member discount, please give us a call at 303-681-0401 or email us at membership@arvc.org

 

Other Resources

 

 

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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.

 

 

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ARVC Webinar Series

Watch replays of our ARVC Webinar Series featuring presentations and question and answer session from subject matter experts in advocacy; emergency preparedness; finance/banking; legal; insurance and risk management; marketing; and mental health:

  • Advocacy: Jeff Sims, ARVC Senior Director of State Relations & Program Advocacy
  • Emergency Preparedness: Patrick Hardy, Hytropy.com
  • 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, CampgroundViews.com; Brian Searl, Insider Perks 
  • Mental Health: Jenna Smith, MSW, PLLC

Have a question? Ask our experts!
  

Miss the webinars? Click the date below to listen to "Get Your Questions Answered by Experts"

April 16  |  April 9  |  April 6  |  April 2  |  March 30   |  March 26   |  March 23  

 

Watch the "Emergency Planning for RV Parks and Campgrounds" Webinar 

 

Questions + Answers from the Webinars, by topic:  

 

Links & resources from webinars: 

Insurance and Risk Management

 

Emergency Preparedness

Marketing

Mental Health

 

Other Resources

 

 

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Advocacy 

ARVC has been working hard advocating at a state and national level throughout the COVID pandemic and continues to partner with state campground associations and other industry organizations to advocate for the RV industry, including private RV parks and campgrounds, to reopen and remain open as essential businesses. If you have any questions about any of ARVC's advocacy efforts contact Jeff Sims at advocacy@arvc.org.

 

 

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Still Time to Apply for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Load; Deadline Extended to Aug. 8

President Trump signed a bill in early July re-opening the application window for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) until Aug. 8. The U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate both passed the legislation by unanimous consent. PPP funds are provided in the form of loans that will be fully forgiven when used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. 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!

 

 

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SBA Updates Disaster Assistance Criteria [LINK]

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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.

LATEST SBA INFO: 

If your campground is told that it will need to shut down, please contact ARVC at advocacy@arvc.org 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.

 

 

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Resources

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. 

 

 

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Other Resources

ARCHIVE: ARVC Advocacy Efforts Throughout the Pandemic (March-April 2020)