The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is unpredictable and the situation is rapidly changing. Individuals should pay close attention to the information that comes from federal, state and local authorities. Below are resources for information.
We are regularly updating our event calendar to provide information on cancellations, or events that are rescheduled. Please call ahead to hotels, restaurants, businesses, and other activities to verify your plans.
Traverse City Tourism Partner Tool Kit
This tool kit is a resource for members and partners to help address the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team continues to monitor the information from state and local officials and federal agencies to provide ongoing updates as this public health situation and the response efforts evolve. Thank you for your support as we navigate this unprecedented public health crisis.
Executive Orders from the Governor
Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced on May 18th that two regions of the state - the Upper Peninsula and the Greater Traverse City region - will be able to reopen several areas of the economy beginning Friday morning at 12:01. The Greater Traverse City Region includes Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Antrim, Manistee, Wexford, Missaukee, Roscommon, Kalkaska, Crawford, Otsego, Montmorency, Alpena, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Presque Isle, and Emmet counties. Under the new rules, social gatherings of up to 10 people, retail stores, restaurants, and bars will be permitted as of Friday. Offices where work cannot be done remotely will also be allowed to reopen. Businesses must follow protocols including limiting capacity to 50 percent of normal seating, social distancing tables, closing waiting areas and self-serve food areas, posting signage regarding social distancing, and requiring all hosts and servers to wear face coverings in dining areas. For details click here.
The remaining areas of the state are still following the Stay Home, Stay Safe Order until June 12. For information please visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus.