COVID-19

This section of the website will serve as the launching page to get you to all your resources related to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

The impact of the spread of Coronavirus is a rapidly developing situation. In response, America Outdoors is taking several steps to support our members and the outdoor recreation industry. Through guidance documents, sharing of approaches, dissemination of best industry practices, and connections with experts, AO is getting information where it is needed. Thank you for joining the conversation.

 

Resources for Outfitters

 

GENERAL RESOURCES

Outfitter Operations Update: August 2020, America Outdoors, posted August 24, 2020

Sample Affidavit 14-day Quarantine Requirement, Swan Mountain Consulting, posted May 19, 2020

Navigating Your Insurance Program During & After COVID-19, Granite Insurance, posted May 19, 2020

7 steps for Outfitter Operations in a COVID-19 World, America Outdoors, posted May 6, 2020

Staff Housing Protocols, National Park Service, posted May 6, 2020

Q&A Insurance Coverage Approaches for Adventure Operations During COVID-19, Granite Insurance, posted May 6, 2020

Template for Outfitter Operations Plan, Bridger Teton National Forest, posted May 6, 2020

Status of State Park Systems During COVID-19, America Outdoors, posted May 6, 2020

Guide Resources and FAQs During COVID-19, Redside Foundation, posted April 9, 2020

America Outdoors Guidance for Outfitters During Coronavirus Pandemic, America Outdoors, updated March 30, 2020

Action Steps to Take Immediately in Response to Covid-19Swan Mountain Consulting, updated March 25, 2020

Sample Employee Communiqué in Response to Covid-19 , Swan Mountain Consulting, updated March 25, 2020

Sample Client Communiqué in Response to Covid-19Swan Mountain Consulting, updated March 25, 2020

Insurance Considerations and Impacts During COVID-19, Van Ness Feldman, updated March 19, 2020

Coronavirus Impacts on Outdoor TravelAmerica Outdoors, updated March 16, 2020

 

Financial and Loan Information 

PPP Forgiveness Update, America Outdoors in partnership with Swan Mountain Consulting, posted August 24, 2020

EIDL Portal Reopened, Swan Mountain Consulting, posted June 18, 2020

Q&A PPP Loan Forgiveness: Manage OutcomesSwan Mountain Consulting, posted May 5, 2020

PPP Loan Forgiveness Calculator, Swan Mountain Consulting, posted April 30, 2020

Q&A Follow the Numbers: Tactics & Action Steps for the Next 90 Days, Swan Mountain Consulting, posted April 14, 2020

Canada Funding & Guide, Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon, posted April 13, 2020

COVID-19 Business Relief for Outfitters Payroll Protection Program FAQ’s, America Outdoors, posted April 2, 2020

Computation of PPP Loan, Swan Mountain Consulting, updated March 31, 2020

Template to Calculate COVID-19 Financial Impact, Swan Mountain Consulting,updated March 25, 2020

Pandemic Action Plan Including Scenario Planning, Swan Mountain Consulting,updated March 25, 2020

Expenses to Cut in Response to Covid-19 Impact, Swan Mountain Consulting, updated March 25, 2020

 

Outfitter Polling Results

Pulse of the Outfitter Industry During COVID-19 Updated, America Outdoors, posted April 20, 2020

Benchmarking Report for Outfitter Response During COVID-19America Outdoors, posted March 27, 2020

Pulse of the Outfitter Industry During COVID-19 Outbreak, America Outdoors, posted March 20, 2020

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Developments in Washington DC Impacting Outfitters, America Outdoors, posted April 23, 2020

How the Covid-19 Relief Package Impacts Business Decisions for Outdoor Recreation OutfittersAmerica Outdoors, posted March 27, 2020

Briefing on HR 6201, Familes First Coronavirus Response ActAmerica Outdoors, posted March 20, 2020

AO letter to Senate leadership re: Coronavirus relief,  America Outdoors, sent March 18, 2020

AO letter to House leadership re: Coronavirus reliefAmerica Outdoors,  sent March 18, 2020

 

Public LAnds Guidance

US Forest Service Guidance During COVID-19 UPDATED, US Forest Service, updated May 1, 2020

US Forest Service Guidance During COVID-19, US Forest Service, posted April, 9, 2020

National Park Service Public Health Update (including park closures)

US Forest Service COVID-19 Updates

 

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

America Outdoors Facebook Community Page

 

Action Items:

Sign up to be an advocate for future campaigns

Share your voice to ask for relief for outfitters in the CARES Act- closed March 27, 2020

 

COVID-19 Webinars

Messaging Strategies for a Unique Summer Season, recorded June 4, 2020

 

 

 

PPP Loan Forgiveness Strategies: Manage Your Outcome, recorded April 30, 2020

 

Pat Tabor's presentation

 

 

COVID-19 Marketing Action Plan, recorded April 14, 2020

 

XCITE Media Group slides with links

 

Follow the Numbers: Tactics & Action Steps for the Next 90 Days, recorded April 10, 2020

 

Pat Tabor's presentation

 

Business Continuity Planning How To Survive COVID 19 & Thrive When It Has Passed, recorded April 2, 2020

 

National Park Management Strategies During the Covid-19 Pandemic, recorded April 1

Coronavirus Response and the Outfitter Industry, recorded March 19, 2020