COVID-19 Info & Resources for Montgomery County, PA

The Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board (VFTCB) is committed to helping its visitors, members, and the entire community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand the significant health crisis that is occurring, and the health and safety of the community is our top priority. The organization is committed to providing travelers with information about the area. Below is a list of COVID-19 information and resources.

Please check all state and local websites for the most up-to-date information and contact businesses directly with any questions on their policies.

COVID-19 RESOURCES & INFORMATION 

In Pennsylvania & Montgomery County, masks must be worn whenever anyone leaves home. Masks are mandatory in all public spaces. Read more about the Mask Up Montco campaign here.

Pennsylvania is utilizing a three-phase matrix to determine when counties and/or regions are ready to begin easing some restrictions on work, congregate settings, and social interactions. Click here to view the phased reopening plan for Pennsylvania. As of July 3, all counties are in the green phase of reopening. 

Reopening guidance for Montgomery County can be found here

BUSINESS RESOURCES 

Businesses in Pennsylvania that are permitted to conduct in-person operations must take precautions to protect their employees, their employees’ families, and their communities as a whole. View the business guidance and business FAQ.

In Montgomery County, the Commerce Department is dedicated to helping workers and businesses address the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. For complete information and guidance, please visit the Businesses and Workers Resource website

Hospitality businesses can also get updates from the PA Restaurant and Lodging Association (PRLA) regarding COVID-19. 

HELPING THE COMMUNITY

In response to COVID-19, the county has established the COVID-19 Response Fund, which helps support local relief efforts in response to the coronavirus outbreak. If you would like to donate, please visit the website here.

The MontCo Anti-Hunger Network (MAHN) is a coalition of hunger relief organizations working together to keep families stable with food assistance. MAHN provides resources to food pantries that feed more than 15,000 households a year, and serve the more than 80,000 people who are food insecure in the county. You can make a donation here

The VFTCB held a #MontcoStrong t-shirt fundraiser to help support the county's COVID-19 Response Fund.  $25,000 was raised. For more information about the campaign, click here. If you are interested in a t-shirt, please contact the VFTCB by email or phone.

More information on helping the community can be found through the county's website

TRANSPORTATION

Montgomery County is served by all major highways. For the latest on road conditions, welcome centers and other information, please check with PennDot.

SEPTA provides public transportation in Montgomery County. For the latest information on COVID-19, please visit http://www.septa.org/covid-19/.

The  experience at Philadelphia International Airport has changed significantly in the wake of COVID-19. Find out more here

Information on Amtrak trains and COVID-19 can be found here.

 

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#MAKEITMONTCO at home with your #MONTCOSTRONG Zoom Backgrounds

We've put together over 10 backgrounds of Montgomery County for you to use during your Zoom virtual meetings.

To apply your new background on your desktop Zoom app, follow the steps below. To apply the background on mobile devices, please refer to Zoom’s official guidelines.

  1. Choose your preferred background using the link below and click on the image to download and save to your computer.
  2. Select “Virtual Background” and then choose the “+” icon to add your desired image as a background option
  3. Open your Zoom app, log in to your account, and navigate to your account settings.

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