We're ready when you give travel the GREEN light!

Geared for fun... when you're ready!

We can't wait to get our tourism motors running on all cylinders again, and most of our attractions and activities have reopened with careful plans when the time is right for a visit. The health and safety of Bowling Green/Warren County residents and those traveling to our community continue to be of extreme importance to us. We are continuing to monitor the state, federal and international response to the COVID-19/Coronavirus and following their guidelines to help keep our community and travelers feel safe and informed. 

Warren County is currently (10/22/21) seeing a positivity rate of 5.75%, but we are still classified a RED county (high community spread > 25+ per 100K), so availability of indoor events and activities may be affected. Kentucky's positivity rate is currently 6.5% this week with nearly 2.77 million Kentuckians — 62% of total population — receiving at least the 1st dose of vaccine. All persons in Kentucky age 12 and older are eligible to receive it.

*On June 11, 2021, Kentucky's mask mandate HAS BEEN LIFTED as well as capacity restrictions. *Masks will still be required on public transportation and at schools, long-term care facilities and other locations that serve the most vulnerable; additional RED ZONE county recommendations below. 

**As of July 21, due to a spike in cases across the country and in Kentucky, updated guidance (recommended, not mandated) includes:

  • All unvaccinated Kentuckians to wear masks indoors when not in their home
  • Kentuckians at higher risk from COVID-19 due to pre-existing conditions to wear masks indoors when not in their home
  • Vaccinated Kentuckians in jobs with significant public exposure to consider wearing a mask at work; and
  • All unvaccinated Kentuckians, when eligible, should get vaccinated immediately.
  • Additional KY RED ZONE county recommendations can be found here.

Restaurants are open with no current capacity restrictions, although like much of the nation, staffing shortages may affect service. If you are still uncomfortable dining inside, a majority of our locally-owned restaurants continue to offer curbside and carryout options including alcohol. Also, providers such as Take-Out Waiter, Uber Eats, and GrubHub are available in the area. Like our restaurants, several of our locally-owned shops continue to offer curbside service, local delivery to most hotels and shipping.

*For businesses or drivers making local deliveries, the Planning Commission has updated its City and County maps and are available digitally by reaching out to Tonya Colley, tonya.colley@bgky.org.

As guidance and positivity rates continue to fluctuate, more and more events, both indoor and outdoor, are being announced or adjusted. We are regularly updating the Events calendar of our website as information becomes available. If you need to look at potential conflicts when planning your event, please contact us as our office is uniquely positioned to assist event organizers looking to reschedule.

Several Bowling Green attractions and businesses continue to stream events, behind-the-scenes videos, yoga sessions, and even online car shows to keep us entertained at home. Read this 'i love bg' Blog post with all the details, or check out the Virtual BGKY section on this page for quick links.

When you give travel the green light, we look forward to welcoming our Corvette enthusiasts, adventure-seeking families, bucket-listers, hot rodders, WKU hopefuls and business travelers back to town.

Until then, be Safe. Keep the motors running.

Covid-19 Testing Sites

The following locations offer PCR testing options:

Zip Clinic
2508 Scottsville Rd., 270-746-6330, zipclinic.com
651 US 31W-Bypass, 270-495-0440
Reservation advised, walk-ins may not be available

Walgreens (drive-thru testing)
2824 Scottsville Rd., 270-393-2115, walgreens.com
1145 US 31W-Bypass, 270-842-3339
2385 Nashville Rd., ‚Äč270-393-8979
Online registration required; 3 types of tests available

The Little Clinic
2945 Scottsville Rd., 877-852-2677
Appointment required, 2-3 days for results

BlueWater Dx Lab at Fairview Community Health Center (drive-thru testing)
225 Natchez Trace Ave., 502-538-2980, bluewaterdxlab.com
No appointment necessary, must have U.S. address to register but can use friend or family address

Attraction, Recreation and Hospitality Updates

All Bowling Green area attractions are open for business and enforcing the recommended CDC guidelines for your health and safety!