COVID-19 Travel Information

03/13/2020 11:00 AM

The global COVID-19 pandemic is unsettling, and our thoughts are with those who are affected by the virus and the uncertainty surrounding it.

In Washington County and the Marietta area there have been no cases of the virus confirmed. No advisories or restrictions for travel to Marietta or Washington County have been issued at this time.

The safety of our visitors, community, volunteers and staff is Marietta CVB  highest priority, and we are confident that area businesses and attractions that remain open are deploying the appropriate sanitation protocol. We encourage everyone to follow the health and safety precautions issued by the CDC to limit the spread of communicable illnesses and to make informed decisions as they go about their daily routine.

Right now, due to orders issued by the State of Ohio and a focus on health and safety in our community, a limited number of Marietta attractions and businesses remain open. As of 9 pm on March 15, only carry-out and delivery is available from the restaurants that remain open.

Travelers are welcome should they decide that a visit to Marietta is desired and in their best interests. It is likely that visitors will experience disruption to their plans due to closures or event cancellation/postponement.

The Marietta Visitors Center staff is available to answer phone calls and e-mails Monday through Friday 10am-4pm. Please contact us by phone (740-373-5178), e-mail (info@mariettaohio.org).

With the situation evolving rapidly, we encourage visitors to consult the national and local health resources listed below as they prepare for travel, including the CDC’s guide to travel in the U.S.

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EVENT STATUS

The State of Ohio – to help control the spread of the virus – has instituted restrictions on large gatherings.

Please refer to our event calendar for status of ongoing and special events, which we are updating frequently. Please note that this list is not comprehensive of all events taking place in the Marietta area.

We also encourage visitors to consult the event or its organizer’s website/social handles for the most up-to-date information and additional details.

FAQS

IS THE Marietta VISITORS CENTER OPEN?

As of March 17, the Marietta Visitor Center is temporarily closed. Visitors Center Staff are still available to answer phone calls and e-mails Monday through Saturday 10am-4pm. Please contact us by phone (740-373-5178), e-mail (info@mariettaohio.org).

I PLANNED TO VISIT MARIETTA IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?

With the situation evolving rapidly, we encourage visitors to consult national and local health resources as they prepare for travel, including the CDC’s guide to travel in the U.S. Right now, Due to orders issued by the State of Ohio and a focus on health and safety in our community, a limited number of Marietta attractions and businesses remain open. As of 9 pm on March 15, only carry-out and delivery is available from the restaurants that remain open.

Travelers are welcome should they decide that a visit to Marietta is desired and in their best interests. It is likely that visitors will experience disruption to their plans due to closures or event cancellation/postponement.

It is also important to note that currently there are no travel restrictions to/from Ohio due to the state of emergency declaration. Should national or local directives recommend postponement or cancellation of visits to the Cleveland area, we will alert our customers and the traveling public.

WHAT ARE ATTRACTIONS, BUSINESSES AND HOTELS IN THE CITY DOING TO MAKE SURE VISITORS AND RESIDENTS ARE SAFE?

Marietta CVB is committed to working with our hospitality, attraction, transportation and other partners to provide a safe environment for visitors to the region. We are confident that area businesses and attractions that remain open are deploying the appropriate sanitation protocol and procedures to help limit the spread of communicable illnesses. We encourage everyone to follow the health and safety precautions issued by the CDC to limit the spread of communicable illnesses and to make informed decisions as they go about their daily routine.

Most organizations are addressing the preventative measures they’ve instituted on their websites if you’re interested in learning more.

Welcome to Marietta

Welcome to Marietta, Ohio, an historic, charming riverboat town nestled in the rolling hills of the Mid-Ohio Valley. Our All-American town serves as the county seat for Washington County and is situated at the confluence of the mighty Ohio and Muskingum Rivers. Marietta served as the starting point for Westward expansion by early pioneers and is marked by the intricate pattern of brick streets, cascading flower-adorned lampposts, and the Victorian skyline of its vibrant downtown.

The relaxed atmosphere is evident as you are welcomed by 5th generation shop owners. The educational opportunities abound as you are enlightened by artists, professors and historians. Your taste buds will forever thank you for the eclectic dining experience. Like so many before you, the ancient mounds and historic homes will leave you mesmerized. And, then it happens. This special place will leave its mark on your heart and you will be forever hooked on Marietta.

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