COVID Updates for Cumberland Valley


Frequently Asked Questions

Are masks required?

Effective 6/28/21: Pennsylvania's mask mandate has been lifted. What does that mean? Masks are no longer required in Pennsylvania. However, businesses and organizations may continue to implement mask policies and individuals may continue to mask if they choose to do so. 

What events have been canceled?

Effective 5/31/21: All COVID-19 restrictions related to gatherings, restaurants, and other businesses were lifted.

In-person events that have been canceled for 2021 include:

  • PA Farm Show (January) -- virtual
  • Great American Outdoor Show (February) 
  • Motorama (February)
  • Army Heritage Days (May) 
  • Foundry Day (June)
  • Jubilee Day (June)
  • Carlisle's Summerfair (end of June/early July): some activities may be planned for later in the summer/fall.
  • Bluegrass on the Grass (July)
  • Cumberland Ag Expo (August)

If you were looking forward to attending any of these events, we hope you will visit when they return.

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Are restaurants and bars open at full capacity?

Effective 5/31/21: All COVID-19 restrictions related to gatherings, restaurants, and other businesses were lifted.

Many locations continue to offer outside dining as well as takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery. Please check individual websites and social media channels to confirm the hours of operation.

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Are hotels open? What safety precautions are being implemented?

Hotels in Cumberland Valley are open and ready to welcome guests. On May 17, 2021, the American Hotel & Lodging Association updated its guidance on face coverings and physical distancing based on recent recommendations from the CDC. Here is a partial statement:

“In light of the recent CDC announcement that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in most settings, our Safe Stay guidelines will relax mask requirements for guests who are fully vaccinated. At this time, we are not asking hotels to require proof of vaccination status, but we do ask that all guests and workers, vaccinated or not, respect and honor these revised guidelines. Unvaccinated guests should wear face-coverings and practice physical distancing at all times in public settings.

“As we await further direction on how CDC guidance applies to business, hotel employees - who are the backbone of our industry - should continue to wear face-coverings indoors for the time being and follow local business and workplace guidance. For vaccinated employees working outside, or not in close contact with others, our guidelines will permit hotels to implement protocols easing face-covering requirements. Of course, all hotels are required to follow state and local requirements which may go beyond what is recommended by the CDC." Read the full American Hotel & Lodging Association statement.

Properties may continue to limit the number of available rooms to promote social distancing. Hotels have new protocols in place for cleaning and sanitization. Click on the links below to see health and safety guidelines by brand.

Choice Hotels Commitment to Clean:

Choice Hotels in Cumberland Valley include:

  • Clarion Inn & Suites Shippensburg
  • Comfort Inn Mechanicsburg/Harrisburg South
  • Comfort Inn PA Turnpike
  • Comfort Suites Downtown Carlisle
  • Econo Lodge Mechanicsburg
  • Quality Inn Carlisle
  • Quality Inn Riverview
  • Rodeway Inn Carlisle
  • Rodeway Inn Shippensburg
  • Sleep Inn Carlisle

Marriott’s Commitment to Clean:

Marriott Hotels in Cumberland Valley include:

  • Courtyard by Marriott Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg
  • Courtyard by Marriott Shippensburg
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Carlisle
  • Residence Inn Carlisle
  • Towneplace Suites by Marriott Harrisburg West

Hilton CleanStay from Check-in to Check-out:

Hilton Hotels in Cumberland Valley include:

  • Hampton Inn by Hilton Harrisburg West
  • Hampton Inn Carlisle
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton Mechanicsburg
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Harrisburg West

Wyndham Hotels Count on Us:

Wyndham Hotels in Cumberland Valley include:

  • Days Inn Carlisle
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Mechanicsburg/Harrisburg
  • Microtel Inn & Suites Carlisle
  • Super 8 Motel Carlisle North
  • Super 8 Motel Carlisle South
  • Travelodge Carlisle
  • Wingate by Wyndham Mechanicsburg/Harrisburg West

Best Western We Care Clean:

Best Western Hotels in Cumberland Valley include:

  • Best Western Carlisle
  • Best Western Plus Harrisburg/Mechanicsburg
  • Best Western Shippensburg

Radisson Hotels:

Radisson Hotels in the Cumberland Valley include:

  • Country Inn & Suites Carlisle
  • Country Inn & Suites Harrisburg West
  • Radisson Hotel

IHG Way of Clean:

IHG Hotels in the Cumberland Valley include:

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Carlisle
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Shippensburg
  • Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg Southwest/Mechanicsburg
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What about air travel to Cumberland Valley?

Harrisburg International Airport notes that federal law still requires the proper wearing of face masks for ALL individuals across all transportation networks throughout the U.S., including at airports, through September 13, 2021. Failure to comply will result in denial of entry to the screening area. Read more about Harrisburg International Airport mask guidelines.

Updates For Visitors & Residents

The well-being of our guests and residents is the highest priority for the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau and we promote and encourage healthy and responsible travel. All travelers should seek and heed the latest expert guidance and take any necessary precautions. 

Consider signing up for our newsletter so you can receive the latest updates and information on rescheduled events.

Meanwhile, we encourage you to explore our website, check out all there is to see and do, order a free visitors guide, and plan your next Weekend Easy getaway. In need of a little inspiration? Read our blog, see upcoming events, check out our photo gallery below, or watch our videos of all there is to do in Cumberland Valley. We look forward to your visit!

Effective: 6/28/21

Starting today, Pennsylvania's mask mandate has been lifted. What does that mean? Masks are no longer required in Pennsylvania. However, businesses and organizations may continue to implement mask policies and individuals may continue to mask if they choose to do so. 

Effective: 5/31/21

All COVID-19 restrictions related to gatherings, restaurants, and other businesses will be lifted, except the masking order. The masking order will be lifted on June 28 or when 70% of Pennsylvania adults are fully vaccinated, whichever comes first.


Coloring Pages

Get your creativity flowing. We've taken some of our favorite Cumberland Valley photos and turned them into coloring pages for you to print out at home. See Coloring Pages

Local & Regional Resources

Check these sites for the latest information in Cumberland Valley.

Cumberland County PA

Prepared Central PA

COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard (search by county)

Health Resources

Use these sites to find the latest health-related information concerning COVID-19

CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)

PA Department of Health

COVID-19 PA Dashboard and Health & Safety Information

Updates for Local Tourism Partners

  • If your organization has canceled or changed an event that was posted to our online calendar, please email Stacey with changes.
  • We are continuing to provide blogs highlighting things to do & ways to support local businesses during this difficult time. See the most recent blog entries and reach out to Stacey if you have any updates.
  • There are additional promotional opportunities for certain businesses. Visit these sites to learn more about how to get your business listed for free:;;


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