This is SNEWS' live blog covering all the latest news regarding the coronavirus and the outdoor industry. We will be updating this page as news breaks.

We also urge you to contact us if you have any new information concerning the coronavirus that hasn't appeared on this page.

SNEWS coronavirus coverage

Shows and Events

As shows and events are postponed or cancelled to prevent the spread of the virus, SNEWS is collecting all announcements relevant to the outdoor industry. Click here for all show and event updates

Brands and Businesses

Brands and retailers are hurting. Some are closing indefinitely. Many have sent their employees home. Yet many are answering the call to help in heroic ways. We're covering all developments relevant to outdoor businesses as the pandemic progresses. Click here for all brand and business updates.


  • To continue using parks and open spaces while social distancing, follow this expert guide from the National Recreation and Park Association. 
  • Read this awesome, common sense essay by Michael Hodgson about traveling in the days of coronavirus.
  • The CDC's official guidelines for preventing and treating the disease can be found here.
  • Find the World Health Organization's guidance for the outbreak here and a world map of confirmed cases here.
  • Daily updates from Global Rescue can be found here.


Outdoor Apparel News

Coronavirus Coverage: Brand and Business Updates

Outdoor companies making personal protective equipment Across the industry, we've seen outdoor businesses convert manufacturing processes for the greater good. Here's a running list. ALLIED Feather & Down is currently making 10,000 masks per day.  Arc'Teryx is helping to produce more

Colorado Convention Center lobby shot from above with people walking about and a big blue bear statue outside the large glass walls/windows

Coronavirus Coverage: Show and Event Updates

May 12: Outdoor Media Summit rescheduledThe new dates for the event are October 19-21. April 27: Kahtoola hosts virtual charity runKahtoola is hosting a virtual run benefiting the Havasupai Tribe’s COVID-19 relief fund in hopes of raising $10,000. Runners, joggers, and walkers more