COVID-19 Response & Resources

Coronavirus Reopening Guidelines for PVA Member Vessel Operators

This document, which was developed by the PVA Safety and Security Committee, uses the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) limiting the effects of coronavirus. Other organizations at the federal, state and local levels may also have recommendations.

  • Reopening Guidelines: Getting the Domestic Passenger Vessel Industry Back Underway


  • Government Information

    Government Information includes guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Coast Guard, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Small Business Administration (SBA), etc. Here you can find information on best practices for mitigating the spread of the virus and any government actions, requirements, or limitations being put on inspected domestic passenger vessels and credentialed mariners.

  • Download Government Information about Coronavirus


  • Member Updates & Press Releases

    The Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) has been actively working to help its members by sending letters to President Trump, working with Congress to establish emergency assistance for U.S. passenger vessel operators injured by Coronavirus, and creating videos to help members understand and apply for emergency assistance programs. PVA has been releasing frequent Member Update email newsletters to members to provide communications often and inform them of suggested actions and advice. Find these available for download below.

  • Member Alert - June 11, 2020 - PVA Creates NEW Video Covering Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program
  • Press Release - April 29, 2020 - PVA Releases Coronavirus Reopening Guidelines for PVA Member Vessel Operators
  • Special Member Update - April 24, 2020 - SBA Aid Programs Will Resume as a Result of New Emergency Funding Legislation
  • Special Member Update - April 14, 2020 - New "Main Street Lending Program" May Help PVA Members Deal with Coronavirus Financial Stress
  • Press Release - April 9, 2020 - PVA Urges Congress to Expand PPP Emergency Assistance for Passenger Vessel Industry
  • Special Member Update - April 3, 2020 - PVA Creates Video to Help Members Understand and Apply for SBA Emergency Assistance Programs
  • Special Member Update - April 3, 2020 - Apply for SBA Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Aid Today
  • Special Member Update - March 17, 2020 - Trump Letter / PVA Works With Congress to Establish Emergency Assistance / SBA Loans
  • Press Release - March 16, 2020 - PVA Urges President Trump to Provide Economic Relief for the U.S. Passenger Vessel Industry Suffering Financial Impacts of the Coronavirus
  • Press Release - March 11, 2020 - Statement of the Passenger Vessel Association on the Coronavirus