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This page will house the latest resources and information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak as it relates to our industry. The KOA Owners Association office staff will continue to send important information via email, but keep this page updated with information and resources we find credible and useful to our KOA Owners.

Travel Sentiment Surveys

Established in 1978 as a market research consultancy, Longwoods International has grown into a respected leader within the travel and tourism industry. With offices in Toronto, Ohio, Georgia, Florida, and Wisconsin, Longwoods conducts strategic market research for the public- and private-sector clients throughout North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim.

Click here for the latest study on COVID-19 and Travel Sentiment in the US: COVID-19 Travel Sentiment Study-Wave 28

Destination Canada conducts research to provide an understanding of the level of ‘welcome’ that residents of each province/region are feeling towards visitors as well as each province and territories travel-related restrictions.

Click here for the latest study on COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Report:

Small Business Administration

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

This webpage will give you information on everything from the available SBA loan programs, to advice on common issues small businesses may experience during this time.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

Learn more and apply here.

Personal Financial Worksheet

This personal Financial Worksheet was created by John Jaszewski of campgrounds4sale.com to help you if you need to refinance, or try to defer any mortgage payments. Lenders will also need this when you’re applying for any disaster loans.

  • There are formulas already populated in most of the cells
  • ONLY enter in the light blue cells
  • Please note at the bottom, the Annual NET OPERATING INCOME is derived from the GROSS SALES MINUS EXPENSES FOR THE YEAR.
    (Not including Mortgages and depreciation)

If you need assistance in filling this out, John is available to help. You can contact him at [email protected] or by phone at (507) 450-5626.

5 Things for a Successful 2020 Summer

ARVC has recently created a one-sheet called “5 Things to Do to Ensure a Successful Summer 2020 Season” featuring direct links to helpful resources for campground owners and operators to use as they re-open and market their campgrounds, purchase cleaning and PPE supplies, keep an eye on social media reviews, and work on customizing their emergency plan.

Check the KOA Owners Association news updates for the full article.

These resources and more can also be found on www.arvc.org/coronavirus.

COVID-19 Cleaning

As we’ve all learned in the past months, cleaning and disinfecting our work/guest space is extremely important to avoid further spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

This document, provided by the CDC, can help guide you on what areas to disinfect, what disinfecting products to use, how to disinfect, what protective equipment to wear, and who should disinfect the contaminated areas.

Think about all your high-traffic touchpoints like light switches, door handles, computer keyboards, point of sale mouse/touchscreens, and countertops, just to name a few.  Have you been more vigilant than ever in disinfecting and keeping those areas clean?  We’ve heard of some campgrounds creating new checklists for their cleaning crews and updated processes for their employees to follow specific to COVID cleaning.

Let’s also remember that regardless of how you personally feel about COVID-19, it never hurts to have guests see you cleaning!  And during times like this, now more than ever, perception can make or break your guests’ decision to return to your campground.

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