RV parks and campgrounds now essential services
On June 6, 2022, the RV industry won an important victory in Washington, DC
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA, USA, June 15, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — On June 6, 2022, the RV industry won a major victory in Washington, D.C. The Department of Homeland Security issued a new directive to allow RVers to continue camping in parks and grounds camping during national emergencies.
RV parks and campgrounds across the United States are now classified as essential services.
This is a massive win for the industry, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. With the country still reeling from the effects of the pandemic, many caravanners were worried about what would happen if another shutdown occurred.
But now, with this new guideline in place, they can rest assured that they will be able to keep their homes on wheels parked at their favorite campground or RV park.
YouTube channel 3 dogs and a motorhome shared this information on June 15 with their viewers, summarizing the latest news found on the RV Travel website. Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/qZrsmXWHsIc.
At the start of the 2020 camping season, many RVers and campers were excited to hit the road and spend time in nature. However, their plans were quickly undermined by the COVID-19 outbreak. Many state and local governments have closed campgrounds and RV parks in response to the pandemic. This devastated the industry as businesses were forced to close and lay off employees.
Sean Fullerton, motorhome enthusiast and owner of NSN Management in Tulsashares, “RVers found themselves stranded when authorities demanded parks close immediately. This forced long-time RVers and passing campers out, leaving them with no place to stay.”
As the Covid-19 pandemic began to spread around the world, officials at all levels of government scrambled to contain the virus. In many cases, local and state authorities have announced general closures of businesses that were not deemed “essential”, including campgrounds.
Officials from Kampgrounds of America Inc., along with the RV Industry Association and the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, have begun lobbying governors’ offices across the United States, advocating for campgrounds to camping are declared “essential services”.
Campgrounds provide a vital service to local communities and travelers. In times of crisis, they can be a refuge for those in need of housing.
For these reasons, campgrounds must be designated as essential services. This designation would allow them to remain open during a crisis, providing much-needed service to those who need it most.
The change in designation from recreational vehicle fleets to essential services did not happen by chance. KOA Inc. and ARVC have continued to push for the essential service designation over the past two years.
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