The coronavirus pandemic has changed many aspects of life in the United States, but particularly the tourism industry. Some businesses have been forced to close—usually temporarily, but sometimes permanently— due to being deemed “nonessential” by state governments. Many businesses have had to come up with innovative plans to continue to profit, like selling items online.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia, the home of Mothman, has always been known as an unusual town, and the way it handles the effects of COVID-19 has been no different. View the Thinglink presentation below to see how the business operators of three staple storefronts in downtown Point Pleasant— Counter Point Cooperative, the Mothman Museum, and the Point Pleasant River Museum— have weathered the pandemic and how Point Pleasant has resisted the COVID-19 tourism stereotypes.