We are in this together.
Please consider the following requests when visiting:
- Stay home if you are sick. If you are sick or have had contact with someone who is sick, do not go out in public. Contact your local clinic for advice on what to do next and notify any businesses or people you have encountered. Consult the CDC for the proper safety steps if you are sick.
- Be proactive about hygiene. While traveling and entering businesses, please be extra vigilant to wash your hands, wear cloth face masks where close proximity is unavoidable, and respect the rules and signage posted at the various businesses. Individual businesses have procedures in place to keep patrons and employees safe, please respect those rules and plans they have implemented. Follow the CDC and MDH recommendations for hand-washing and hygiene.
- Have patience. Businesses are restructuring how they provide services to visitors to keep you and their employees safe. Some communal amenities may not be open. As restrictions change, please be patient as they are implemented locally.
- Be careful and practice extreme safety. As a small rural community, we have limited health care resources. In addition, be considerate of the fact that our Emergency Management Services and Fire Departments are all volunteer-based. While our emergency services personnel are professionally trained and dedicated to keeping our community safe, taking an unnecessary risk puts these volunteers at increased risk.
- Practice physical distancing. Follow the recommended social distancing guidelines and maintain a 6’ distance between you and people outside of your group. Stay with your party and do not integrate or push yourself into people outside of your own family unit or traveling group.
- Come prepared. With limited resources available locally, guests are advised to travel with what you’ll need during your stay like groceries or cleaning/sanitation supplies. Lodging, retail, and dining facilities have increased sanitation procedures, however, it is advised to run your own sanitation protocol on high touch areas (like doorknobs, light switches, etc.). The three grocery stores in Grand Marais are all open but have guidelines for shopping including no children and only one member per group. Advance ordering is available with curbside pickup. Clearview General Store in Lutsen is also open for in-store shopping.
- Extend Your Stay. The constant and thorough sanitation needed to safely operate during the pandemic requires a significant effort. Consider extending your stay. There is so much to explore on the North Shore; time spent in the woods is good for your soul.
Thank you for your patronage. We look forward to helping make your stay great!