As a pillar in the hospitality and tourism community, the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau (DMCVB), recognizes our role and responsibility in doing our part to ensure the health and safety of our partners, clients and visitors. We do not take this pandemic lightly and are working proactively to support our destination during these difficult times. The DMCVB is in close communication with local and state governments to obtain and share factual information with our members and clients.
At this time, we are following the recommendations of our Governor and the President to work with incoming event producers on implementing safety precautions and reviewing how to proceed. In the meantime, we will continue to monitor the status on COVID-19 and share what we know with the hospitality community. Please see the following information for tips, updates and further information on how to keep yourself and others safe during this time.
This page will be updated often.
The tourism and hospitality community has been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. This public Facebook group serves as a resource for this community. We will provide information on resources, job opportunities and more.
Michigan and Local Health
- Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)
MDHHS COVID-19 Hotline, 888-535-6136, Daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Detroit Health Department Response to coronavirus
- Wayne County Health Department
- Oakland County Health Department
- Macomb County Public Health
- Beaumont Health Systems
- Mental Health & Parenting Resources
DMCVB Industry Partners
- Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association
- Delta Air Lines Response to COVID-19 Outbreak
- TCF Center (Formerly Cobo Center)
- The Henry Ford – All venues are closed
- Ford House – The Ford House is closed
Metro Detroit Hotels
Volunteer Opportunities & How to Help
- Volunteer Michigan
- State of Michigan
- Forgotten Harvest
- Gleaners Food Bank
- Red Cross
- United Way
- Support Frontline Workers With A White Ribbon
- Thank A Healthcare Hero
Health Authorities and Academics
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus website
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Travel information and alerts
- World Health Organization Advice for the public
- World Health Organization Planning recommendations for mass gatherings
- Johns Hopkins University Live tracker
Coalition Members and Industry Partners
- U.S. Travel Association
- American Society of Association Executives
- American Hotel and Lodging Association
- Events Industry Council
- International Association of Exhibitions and Events
- Meeting Professionals International
- Meetings Mean Business
- Travel Pulse
- Small Business Support Programs
Steps to Prevent Illness
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
The best prevention for respiratory illnesses, in general, are to practice good hand hygiene (wash hands often with soap and water), stay home when ill and to get recommended vaccinations.
The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to market and sell the metropolitan Detroit area on a worldwide basis as a destination for leisure and business travel including conventions, trade shows, corporate meetings, tours and incentive travel to maximize additional visitors, visitor expenditures, state and local tax revenues and job opportunities.
More than 700 businesses are represented in the DMCVB’s membership. The DMCVB was founded in 1896 as the world’s first convention and visitors bureau. visitdetroit.com