COVID-19 Resources

Paducah, Kentucky Visitor & Tourism Industry Information

OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS: On April 2, 2020, Kentucky Gov. Beshear expanded an order temporarily restricting travel during the state of emergency. The range of exemptions detailed in the order, include travel to and from other states for work and groceries, to care for loved ones, to obtain health care and when required by court order. Kentuckians arriving back in the Commonwealth from out of state are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

The Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau is following all issued mandates and monitoring developments of the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely with health officials and industry partners. With the situation evolving rapidly, follow official updates and guidance from the recognized authorities:

The CVB welcome center at 128 Broadway is temporarily closed to walk-in traffic. Please feel free to contact us by phone at 1.800.PADUCAH, email at or via the @PaducahCreativeCity social media channels.

Local Attraction, Event & Restaurant Updates

Many area HOTELS, CAMPGROUNDS and PARKS are open and taking additional measures to ensure a clean, safe experience. We encourage travelers to call ahead and visit websites to confirm plans.

PADUCAH ATTRACTIONS: While many of Paducah's attractions are temporarily closed, there are many ways to virtually experience Paducah while practicing social distancing. Preview our "Social Distancing" Inspiration Guide for ways you can enjoy these attractions from home, explore the great outdoors and support local businesses at this time.

PADUCAH EVENTS: Reference the Calendar of Events for the latest event updates and information including postponements, cancellations and new dates for spring festivals, events and performances. Reference for updates on the Dogwood Trail Celebration.

PADUCAH RESTAURANTS: Local culinary partners are following Kentucky Gov. Beshear's mandate to close all bars and restaurants to in-person traffic. For takeout, drive-through and delivery options, please reference the following resources:

PADUCAH SHOPPING: Local retail businesses are following Kentucky Gov. Beshear's mandate to close non-essential retail to in-person traffic. View our "Stay In, Shop Small" Inspiration Guide for a listing of retailers offering online shopping, curbside pick-up and local delivery options.


Healthy Practices for Prevention of Coronavirus

The public is strongly encouraged to adopt the CDC's social distancing recommendations for the prevention of coronavirus to limit potential exposure and spread. Please 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.

Travel & Meetings Industry Resources

As the health and safety of residents and visitors is the Paducah CVB’s top priority, local hospitality partners are encouraged to stay informed with the latest industry resources:

This page was last updated on April 8, 2020. The Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau will continue to update local information and resources on If you have questions or represent a local business that is offering a special promotion, please let us know by emailing