VA- GMSS Eligibility Criteria

Gas

  • Continuous operation at least 16 hours per day, 7 days per week
  • Provide fuel, oil, air, free water, and tire repair service (or information on available tire repair service in area)
  • Provide drinking water and cups
  • Provide public restroom facilities
  • Maximum distance of service: 3 miles

Food

  • Be in continuous operation, 12 hours per day, 6 days a week, open by 7 a.m.
  • Display valid permit from the State Board of Health
  • Shall have and keep in place easily accessible indoor seating at tables or counters to comfortably seat a minimum of 20 adult people
  • Maximum distance of service: 3 miles

Lodging

  • Continuous 24 hour operation, 7 days per week;
  • Possess valid permit to operate by the State Board of Health in accordance with Section 35.1-18 of the Code of Virginia
  • Provide a minimum of 10 lodging rooms with off street parking for each room
  • Maximum distance of service: 3 miles

Camping

  • Possess valid permit to operate by the State Board of Health
  • Provide space for not less than 10 camping spaces for rent or hire
  • Maximum distance of service: 15 miles

Hospital

  • Continuous 24 hour operation, 7 days per week
  • Continuous public emergency care
    • Hospitals or Emergency Medical Facilities shall routinely provide 24-hour emergency care to the general public with a medical doctor on duty at all times.
  • Medical doctor on duty
  • Maximum distance of service: 15 miles