Illinois Department of Public Health Hotels Guidance

All hotels remain open as they are deemed essential services. If you are in need of a hotel room or have additional questions, you can explore places to stay listings within Winnebago County.

RACVB is working daily with its hotel and lodging partners and is hosting regular conference calls with hotel general managers and staff on Thursdays. In addition to the weekly calls, RACVB created the Rockford Area Hospitality/Tourism COVID-19 Resource Group on Facebook. The group continues to grow with best practices, go-to-resources and valuable perspective from our local hospitality and small business experts.

Help for Hotels (and Restaurants): In an effort to alleviate short-term pressure for Rockford restaurants, bars, and the hotel and tourism industry, the City of Rockford is deferring collection of its Food and Beverage Tax and its Hotel-Motel Tax. While businesses still need to submit the forms on time, the taxes will be collected in installments over subsequent months and will not be subject to late fees or penalties.

In addition to our hotel properties, Airbnb is offering refunds.