COVID-19 UPDATE MAY 19, 2020 – Door County Public Health has released their “Let’s Safely Re-open Door County Guidelines“ to help slow the spread of the virus in Door County as our Lodging Establishments, Businesses, Shops, and Restaurants open for a brave new season with many changes to the usual routine.
With the health and safety of our residents, workforce, and visitors in mind, Door County Public Health reminds us that at present, the COVID-19 pandemic continues and that Community Spread is present in Door County.
To help protect residents, workers, and visitors alike, Door County Public Health offers Basic Recommendations for Everyone who spends time in the county:
- Wear cloth face coverings (masks) when out in public.
- Practice good hand hygiene: wash your hands with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer, especially after touching frequently used items/surfaces.
- Physical distance, maintaining six (6) feet between people.
- Limit travel to reduce the potential for virus transmission.
- If you are sick, please stay home and call your healthcare provider about testing.
As you may know, this is new territory for all the businesses in our community, and our Lodging Members will be implementing new procedures to ensure the safety and health of both employees and guests, including limited guest services and amenities, additional cleaning procedures and space between reservations, Covid-19 related cancellation policies in case you need to stay home, and requests for Guests to wear cloth face coverings or masks and sanitize often when their enjoying public areas.
Remember to be kind and considerate as you visit this beautiful place, as Door County has approximately 30% of its population that is age 65 or older, and data demonstrates that the aged population is particularly vulnerable to the severe symptoms associated with COVID-19 virus. Even as many of these community members continue to shelter-in-place and practice extra social-distancing , your compliance with local Public Health recommendations will help them feel safer in going about their essential shopping and errands. Isolation is not fun, so we want everyone to be safe when they venture out.
You’ll see an abundance of new signage letting you know how local businesses are working to ensure a healthy experience for customers, and often requesting your cooperation for the safety of all! Watch for the Door County Public Health’s Commitment to Cleanliness and Safety” Logo for Businesses that are taking responsible measures for your safety.
If don’t feel comfortable traveling now, or are responsibly staying home to prevent the spread, consider purchasing a Gift Certificate (to use in the future) to support your favorite Door County Lodging establishment during these uncertain times.
~ Door County Lodging Staff