5/8/20 Update
LEAD NEWS: Governor's Update

Today, the Governor released his guidelines for reopening. Restaurants will be limited to 50% capacity for outdoor only dining (no indoor dining yet), campgrounds can offer short term stays, beaches are not allowed to reopen (except for fishing and exercise), and attractions remain closed. The Governor reiterated that local governments will be able to also determine their own local reopening process.
We are continuing to monitor and advocate our industry position as this situation develops.

Local Business Support Resources

We've continued to update our listing of local and regional grants, loans, and other support for businesses across Virginia. Visit this page to see all of these programs, as well as some national support programs and ways that you can help employees in the tourism and hospitality industries.

Know of a program we're missing? Email marketing@vrlta.org to have it added.
Support these Events Supporting the VRLTA Restaurant & Hospitality Relief Fund!
Lost Dog Cafe is supporting the VRLTA Restaurant & Hospitality Relief Fund!

Help support the Virginia Restaurant & Hospitality Relief Fund by getting take-out from VRLTA member, Lost Dog Cafe South Arlington , on Saturday. May 9th. When you purchase your meal, mention the VRLTA relief fund and follow the restaurant's instructions to receive 20% of your meal's price donated back to Virginia Restaurant Relief Fund. Click here to commit to get takeout.
Bear Chase Brewing & The Hand Sanitizer Guys are partnering for a pop up event!

Help Support Small Business and the VRLTA Employee Relief Fund! The Hand Sanitizer Guys™ have partnered with Bear Chase Brewing Company to host a Pop Up Event to Sell FDA Approved Hand and General Sanitizer. Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Products from 1/3 Oz Travel Spray Bottles to 2 Gallons Bulk Containers and everything in between. We are excited for this Event at Bear Chase! Rain, Shine, Snow or the Cold. Food, Beer and Hand Sanitizer for all! More info here.
Upcoming Webinar of Interest

  • ChamberRVA is hosting another Virtual Small Business Workshop, designed to offer engaging conversation with small business owners and experts on the impact of COVID-19 on Thursday, May 14 10:00 - 11:15 am. Register here for May 14.
Support the VRLTA Restaurant & Hospitality Relief Fund

VRLTA's industry relief fund is aiding workers displaced by the recent restaurant and hospitality industry shutdowns and also helping affected businesses. Over $30,000 has been raised to date!

Donations can be made through VRLTA's website at    https://www.vrlta.org/donations/donate.asp?id=19606   .
Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers Merchandise Supports the VRLTA Relief Fund - Make a purchase to show your support today!

VRLTA has also partnered with the Virginia Tourism Corporation to create a Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers t-shirt, and other merchandise, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Fund. 

Continue to visit https://www.virginiaisforrestaurantlovers.com for updated information!