As Northwestern Pennsylvania moved from phase red to yellow then to green; VisitErie, Erie’s primary tourism promotion agency, formed the Erie County Tourism Recovery Task Force. This Task Force developed and communicated a report that outlines implemented, planned and suggested safety protocols for Erie County hospitality businesses. Through this collaborative effort, VisitErie’s goal is to assist in the reopening of the industry in accordance with government regulations to best protect potential visitors and Erie County residents.
VisitErie developed a report detailing safety efforts being taken by organizations in six sectors of Erie’s hospitality industry: Accommodations, Restaurants, Large Attractions, Small Attractions/Retail, Facilities and Transportation. The report includes information on what each sector is doing to ensure readiness to open. The information will also be used to reassure our visitors, sports rights holders and convention planners that Erie County is a safe destination.
Stay Safe Report - AHLA (American Hotel & Lodging Association)
Health & Safety Guidance Report - US Travel Association
Erie County Government/Department of Health https://eriecountypa.gov/covid-19/covid-19-business-resources/
American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) https://www.visiterie.com/assets/Reopening_Guidelines_for_AHLA_Members.pdf
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) https://iaapa.org/covid-19-resources-north-america.
National Restaurant Association (NRA)
UPMC Hamot is a 423-bed hospital in Erie, PA, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services, and serves as a regional referral hub and Level II Trauma Center.
The Millcreek Mall features more than 160 stores, restaurants, and fun for the whole family on Upper Peach Street, Erie’s most popular shopping district! Shopping in Erie means no sales tax on clothing or shoes. Choose from a variety of hotels located on the Mall property and just minutes away at the intersection of Peach Street and Interstate 90.
Direct Daily Flights to Charlotte and Chicago.
Erie International Airport is serviced by American Airlines and United Airlines with daily flights to Charlotte and Chicago with connections across the country and around the world. Book your flight today at www.aa.com or www.united.com
Located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, the Port of Erie has been promoting industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities on the waters of Lake Erie since 1959.
The Bayfront Grille Restaurant at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel is excited to announce that our Bayside Patio is open for Lunch and Dinner. Please check Open Table for reservations or contact the restaurant directly at 814-454-2005.
Enjoy Santa’s Workshop every weekend for visits with Santa, live music, crafts, cookie decorating, and holiday food & drinks! They also offer cut-your-own trees, pre-cut trees, freshly made wreaths, holiday décor, and other great gifts throughout the week. The Port Farms Christmas season is November 25th - December 23rd and there is no admission fee. Plan an enchanting Christmas experience at Port Farms today! Visit www.portfarms.com for more info!
Local wine is great for holiday entertaining, plus it makes a great gift! Stop by to try (and pick up) award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company, both located in North East, PA.
Join us today! The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern is sure to give you an unforgettable and care-free dining experience. Enjoy a nautical atmosphere with a beautiful view of Presque Isle Bay.
Erie’s own local craft beer pubs are a must-visit! With 4 great locations, just pick one that’s convenient for you! A casual, family friendly dining experience with something for everyone! To view our menu, check out what’s on tap, or get to directions to our pubs, learn more now!”
The Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion! Indoor and outside seating available with amazing food.
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