Dublin Travel Updates

COVID-19/Coronavirus

The global COVID-19 pandemic is unsettling, and our thoughts are with those who are affected by the virus and the uncertainty surrounding it.

The safety of our visitors, community, and staff is the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau's highest priority, and we are confident that area businesses and attractions that remain open are deploying the appropriate sanitation protocol. We encourage everyone to follow the health and safety precautions issued by the CDC to limit the spread of communicable illnesses and to make informed decisions as they go about their daily routine.

Right now, due to orders issued by the State of Ohio and a focus on health and safety in our community, residents are living under a "stay at home" order until May 1. Only essential businesses and operations remain open. As of 9 pm on March 15, only carry-out and delivery is available from the restaurants that remain open. Here is a list of restaurants offering carry-out and delivery. 

As of Thursday, April 2, anyone traveling to Ohio from out-of-state must quarantine themselves for 14 days. 

All area attractions are temporarily closed. We encourage you to check with individual attractions before planning your future trip.

The Dublin Visitor & Information Center (9 South High St.) is closed until further notice as of March 13. Dublin CVB Staff is available to answer any questions you may have via e-mail Monday through Friday, 8 am-5 pm. Please contact us via e-mail (info@irishisanattitude.com) or message us directly on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  

With the situation evolving rapidly, we encourage visitors to consult the national and local health resources listed below as they prepare for travel, including the CDC’s guide to travel in the U.S.

EVENT STATUS:

The State of Ohio – to help control the spread of the virus – has instituted restrictions on large gatherings. All events, concerts and sporting events with more than 50 attendees are canceled. Many popular visitor events, including the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Ohio High School Athletic Association Championships and the Nike Challenge Cup have been canceled or postponed.

Please refer to our event calendar for the status of ongoing and special events, which we are updating frequently.

We also encourage visitors to consult the event or its organizer’s website/social handles for the most up-to-date information and additional details.

FAQS

IS THE DUBLIN VISITORS CENTER OPEN?

As of March 13, the Dublin Visitor & Information Center is temporarily closed. Dublin CVB Staff is still available via e-mail Monday through Friday 8 am-5 pm. Please contact us via e-mail (info@irishisanattitude.com) or direct message on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. This includes the temporary suspension of Fairy Door Trial and Celtic Cocktail Trail prize redemption. 

I PLANNED TO VISIT DUBLIN IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. SHOULD I BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES THAT WERE FOUND IN FRANKLIN COUNTY?

With the situation evolving rapidly, we encourage visitors to consult national and local health resources as they prepare for travel, including the CDC’s guide to travel in the U.S. Right now, due to orders issued by the State of Ohio and a focus on health and safety in our community, residents are living under a "stay at home" order until May 1. Only essential businesses and operations remain open.  As of 9 pm on March 15, only carry-out and delivery is available from the restaurants that remain open.

Travelers are welcome should they decide that a visit to Dublin is desired and in their best interests. It is likely that visitors will experience disruption to their plans due to closures or event cancellation/postponement.

As of Thursday, April 2, anyone traveling to Ohio from out-of-state must quarantine themselves for 14 days. Currently, there are no travel restrictions to/from Ohio due to the state of emergency declaration. Should national or local directives recommend postponement or cancellation of visits to the Dublin area, we will alert our customers and the traveling public.

WHAT ARE ATTRACTIONS, BUSINESSES AND HOTELS IN THE CITY DOING TO MAKE SURE VISITORS AND RESIDENTS ARE SAFE?

The Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau is committed to working with our hospitality, attraction, transportation and other partners to provide a safe environment for visitors to the area. We are confident that area businesses and attractions that remain open are deploying the appropriate sanitation protocol and procedures to help limit the spread of communicable illnesses. We encourage everyone to follow the health and safety precautions issued by the CDC to limit the spread of communicable illnesses and to make informed decisions as they go about their daily routine.

Most organizations are addressing the preventative measures they’ve instituted on their websites if you’re interested in learning more.

I’M PLANNING TO TRAVEL TO DUBLIN FOR AN EVENT. HOW CAN I SEE IF THE EVENT IS STILL TAKING PLACE?

To help control the spread of the virus, the State of Ohio has instituted restrictions on large gatherings. Please refer to our event calendar for the status of ongoing and special events, which we are updating frequently.

We also encourage visitors to consult the event or its organizer’s website/social accounts for the most up-to-date information and additional details.

WHAT IS THE DUBLIN CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU DOING TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19?

The Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau is committed to growing our travel economy, however, the health and well-being of our community, visitors and staff are a priority. We are taking precautionary steps to flatten the COVID-19 curve by canceling all travel and working from remote locations until further notice. This is being done as a preventative measure out of an abundance of caution. Our team will continue to monitor the situation in conjunction with our state, city and county health officials.

Support Local: 

In order to support the Dublin community businesses ordered to close to help slow the community spread of COVID-19, the Bureau invites you to use the following resources to safely shop Dublin online and order pick-up or carry out from local restaurants.