Travel Statement

COVID-19 or coronavirus is at the forefront of everyone’s minds in the travel industry during this time of uncertainty.

Safety and wellness of our residents, visitors, employees and communities are our main priority. Indiana Governor issued an executive order beginning 11:59 p.m. March 25 mandating “Essential Business and Operations” travel only until Noon April 7, unless otherwise extended.

First and foremost, we are recommending that you follow expert guidance from health officials regarding social distancing and Indiana Governor Holcomb’s executive order regarding allowable travel. The Kosciusko County Convention and Visitors Bureau (KCCVB) is committed to health and safety first and is choosing to not actively promote destination visits at this time. We will continue to support as best we can our travel industry partners while following establish health, safety and travel guidelines.

The visitor center is closed to the public at this time. Currently we plan to re-open for regular hours on April 13. We will make regular assessments and adapt visitor center hours as needed. Updates will be posted on this page and on Facebook @VisitKosciuskoCounty. You can reach a Bureau team member in the following ways:

We recommend that you keep yourself current on factual information before traveling and on how you can better equip yourself regarding COVID-19. Consider visiting these websites often for information or others that you prefer. In addition, please consider staying current on information disseminated from your local and state health agencies.

Centers for Disease Control:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/communication-resources.html

Indiana Department of Health: https://on.in.gov/COVID19 (with sign-up for daily notifications)

All Indiana Executive Orders by the Governor: https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm

Indiana Stay-At-Home Order FAQ: https://www.in.gov/gov/3232.htm

Stay-At-Home Order Industry Hotline for business and travel industry questions only: 877-820-0890 or covidresponse@iedc.in.gov

Indiana Essential Business and Operations: https://coronavirus.in.gov/2496.htm

Stay-At-Home Order Industry Email “hotline” for business and travel industry questions only: covidresponse@iedc.in.gov

Small Business Assistance: https://calendar.in.gov/site/gov/event/gov-holcomb-announces-small-business-assistance-in-response-to-covid-19/

State of Indiana Filing for Unemployment: https://www.in.gov/dwd/2362.htm

Visit Indiana Tourism Resource Page: https://www.visitindianatourism.com/industry-partners/covid-19

Destinations International: https://destinationsinternational.org/message-leaders-meetings-and-events-industry 

U.S. Travel Association: https://www.ustravel.org/toolkit/emergency-preparedness-and-response-coronavirus-covid-19 

U.S. Department of State: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus

World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY EVENT NOTICES

Unfortunately, there are some great area events, shows, and festivals that have had or will have changes to their schedules due to timing of self and mandated shelter at home recommendations. Some have cancelled, postponed, or have been moved to new dates. Events have been updated with status changes as we know them on the events page.

Please remember to also go directly to event organizer’s website and/or social media for the latest schedule updates.