Harrisonburg’s P.A.T.H. – Pledge Affirming Trusted Hospitality
Your health and safety are important to you and they are important to us. Harrisonburg cares about our visitors as well as our residents and employees. Harrisonburg’s participating businesses are expected to uphold the following standards:
- Follow industry standards and best practices.
- Follow social distancing policies, wear masks, reduce touch points and person-to-person contact and follow increase sanitation practices.
- Prioritize visitor health and safety, while realizing this may mean extra costs for the business.
- Adhere to state and local health and safety policies.
- Train staff thoroughly and post sanitation and social distancing reminders.
- Have all staff comply with federal, state and local health and safety policies and where possible exceed the required protections.
Harrisonburg wants you to have peace of mind when you travel here knowing that you will encounter trusted hospitality and community businesses committed to implementing safe practices and following safety guidelines. Come experience Harrisonburg’s PATH.
Participating businesses can display the PATH symbol at their business and on social media. (Window cling versions are available at the Hardesty-Higgins Visitor Center.)
The City of Harrisonburg is aware of public concern regarding COVID-19, however, we remain open and welcoming to visitors at this time. We encourage you to please support our local businesses small and large as much as you safely can.
At this time, most Harrisonburg restaurants and microbreweries are open and physical distance is required. Non-essential retail may also open. Gatherings are limited to no more than 50 people (with some exceptions). The full state guidelines can be found here. The Harrisonburg gathering restrictions can be found here.
- Social distancing of 6 feet continues
- Gatherings (public and private) of up to 50 individuals are permitted.
- Restaurants are open with physical distancing required, bars are closed.
- Gyms and fitness centers can re-open indoor facilities, but are limited to 75% capacity or 1000 individuals (whichever is less)
- Indoor and outdoor swimming pools open at 75% capacity; physical distancing required.
- Recreational sports can be held in both indoor and outdoor spaces, with a 10-foot distancing
- Overnight summer camps remain closed.
- Entertainment and Public Amusement cannot exceed the lesser of 50% of the lowest occupancy load on the certificate of occupancy, if applicable, or 50 patrons.
- Retail businesses are open with physical distancing required
- Face-coverings required for indoor spaces
Please be aware that all university and community events are subject to change or cancellation. We encourage you to contact the event organizer directly to confirm that the event information has not been changed.
The Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center is open but with limitations. All visitors will be required to wear a mask when entering and social distancing will be mandatory. The visitor center hours are Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.
With the situation evolving rapidly, we encourage the traveling public to seek and heed the latest expert guidance, and to make fact-based travel decisions. Harrisonburg is currently under the Virginia Forward Phase III. Gatherings of more than 250 people are not permitted.
- Currently, there are no domestic travel restrictions, nor are there restrictions for the City of Harrisonburg or the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Governor has recommended ceasing gatherings of 250 or more people, however, the City of Harrisonburg has restricted gathering to no more than 50 people.
- The U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have issued travel advisories for select foreign countries visit these site for more information: