The Holiday Inn, 455 Commerce Drive, Statesboro, is still open. Emma’s is closed as of last week along with the pool and gym. They do have grab-and-go breakfasts available for their guests and are giving these out regardless of if the rate included breakfast or not.
They have activated special rates for medical professionals. These include
· Traveling Nurses
· Centers for Infectious Disease
· Center for Disaster Relief
· National Institute for Medicine
· Medical Rate
· Hospital Rate
They also have government rates for:
· Army Reserves
· Coast Guard
· National Guard
· Air Force
· Army Corp. Engineers
· US Army Ready Reserve
· US Homeland Security
· US Marine Corp
They also have a locally negotiated rate for Georgia Emergency Associates.
If you are in need of a hotel room during this time, we are keeping a running list of hotels that are still open. There is also a list of other open businesses in Statesboro and Bulloch County that can be found HERE.
This list has been updated as of: 3/21/2020 11:58am
Comfort Inn – Open
Super 8 – Open, lobby closed
Holiday Inn – Open
Holiday Inn Express – Open
Knights Inn- Open
Home2 – Open
Eagles Nest – Open, pool closed, only serving half breakfast
Stay Plus- Open
Quality Inn- Open
Hampton Inn- Open
Studio 6- Open, only walk-ins
Eagle Inn- no answer
Red Roof Inn – Open
Patriot Inn – Open
Springhill Suites – Open tonight (3/21/2020), closing tomorrow
Deluxe Inn – Waiting to hear back
Parkwood RV Park and Cottages – Waiting to hear back
These are difficult times for all of us, and local restaurants are no exception. They are one of the many industries that can’t “work from home” or survive long in a social distancing movement. In response to this, many Statesboro restaurants are making significant adjustments to accommodate the current situation.
The status of these restaurants changes every couple of days, but here is an update-to-date list being maintained by Grice Connect and the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce.
4 ways you can support your favorite local restaurants and eat local:
1. Purchase Gift Cards
Most restaurants offer some form of gift card or gift certificate. This is something you can do to ease their burden of the loss of your normal spending. This is also something you can do while staying at home. Many local restaurants will provide a way to order gift cards over the phone or online. Once things return to business-as-usual, use the gift card sparingly and spread out over a period of time to make sure these businesses have a steady flow of revenue afterwards. Or better yet, give it as a gift to a friend you’ve been trying to convince to try your favorite place!
2. Order Takeout
A lot of restaurants are streamlining their takeout services. Many dine-in restaurants are changing to take-out only. Even fast food chains, that normally thrive on takeout, are making adjustments to their order handling processes. Check your favorite dining establishments for how they are providing to-go meals.
3. Order from Market-2-Go
The Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market has a year-round online market where you can order locally grown and locally made products like produce, dairy, meat, herbs, plants, seeds, jellies, preserves, and more! Ordering must be completed by midnight on Tuesdays to be picked up at the Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau on the following Thursday. CLICK HERE for more information.
Several local restaurants are still open for business. Some have even adjusted their dining room to allow more space between customers, and staggering seating times to make sure safe distances are kept between parties. This means they are valuing social distance over the quantity of customers they can serve during this time.
In fact, all restaurants seem to be posting about stepping up their cleaning & sanitation game. And for food service establishments that already operate under stringent health codes this means quite a lot. Could you imagine if your kitchen was scrutinized the same way theirs are even under normal circumstances? Not sure we’d all get passing grades.
These are four simple ways to make sure that we all support each other during this time and to help ensure the recovery period afterwards goes quickly. Let’s be an example for others to follow and show the world why we’re The City that Soars!