COVID-19 Response & Reopening

Paducah, Kentucky Visitor & Tourism Industry Information

Kentucky Gov. Beshear has authorized a phased reopening of local businesses and attractions that were closed due to COVID-19. In accordance with Kentucky Healthy at Work, each entity reopening must meet certain minimum requirements. The recommended minimum guidance for all entities was updated on July 29, 2021.

The Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau is committed to working with community partners to ensure all visitors and locals have safe and enjoyable experiences at Paducah’s restaurants, attractions and public spaces. Many local attractions and hospitality partners continue to implement social distancing and mask requirements, and all visitors should abide by CDC guidelines to keep themselves, our community and other visitors safe.

VISITOR INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE: The CVB welcome center at 128 Broadway is OPEN. Please also feel free to contact us by phone at 1.800.PADUCAH, email at or via the @PaducahCreativeCity social media channels. For the latest destination information, health, safety and reopening updates, please see below!

Please review our standards and requests to keep our visitors, industry and community safe:

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Local Attraction, Event & Restaurant Updates


Lodging properties are open. In addition to Kentucky's Healthy at Work Requirements, many have adopted SafeStay Guidelines set forth by the American Hotel & Lodging Association and national hotel brands to meet new health and safety expectations in response to COVID-19.

Local Resources: Paducah Hotels/Motels | RV Parks & Campgrounds


Most city parks, trails and green spaces are open. Access to specific features and amenities may be restricted or limited at some parks. Please review the City of Paducah latest updates on parks amenities and reopenings.

Local Resources: Recreation & Outdoor Activities | How to Stay Active Outdoors in Paducah


Local cultural and educational activities are open. The following attractions are currently open:

Local Resources: Thing to Do in Paducah | Historic Paducah Audio Tour


Local restaurants and bars are currently operating and with outdoor seating. Carryout and delivery options are also available.

Local Resources: Paducah Dining Guide | Paducah To Go: Local Takeout & Food Delivery


Local retail businesses are open. Many also continue to offer online shopping, curbside pick-up and local delivery.

Local resources: Paducah Shopping Directory | Stay In, Shop Small: Online Shopping Options


Reference the Calendar of Events for upcoming events and the latest updates on annual festivals.

Local Resources: Paducah Events Calendar | Annual Festivals & Events | Paducah Meeting Facility Directory


Healthy Practices for Prevention of Coronavirus

The public is strongly encouraged to follow official updates and guidance from the recognized authorities including recommendations for the prevention of coronavirus. Please also be aware of the latest travel advisories from the CDC and U.S. State Department: 

If you think you need medical care, please contact your healthcare provider or call the Kentucky state hotline, 1.800.722.5725. If you are sick and feel you have an emergency, Paducah-McCracken County is served by Baptist Health - Paducah and Lourdes Mercy Health.

This page was last updated on August 31, 2021. The Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau will continue to update local information and resources on If you have questions, please let us know by emailing