Yes! There is a Stay Safe order in MN, which means you should not travel if you are sick or have been in contact with anyone who might have had covid in the past 14 days. It also means you should take extra precautions – bring hand soap, sanitizer, and bleach wipes.
The state of Minnesota requires properly worn face masks indoors in all businesses and public places, in line to enter these places and outdoors where 6′ social distancing is not an option. If you have a medical exemption, contact the business before entering so they may accommodate you. For so many reasons, now is the time to practice patience and kindness. if you aren’t comfortable waiting, wearing a mask, being inconvenienced, dealing with changes in plans, you could be frustrated or disappointed during your visit.
If you have or may have been in contact with anyone who has COVID, please do not travel.
As of January 18-
St Louis County has 13,609 cases and 241 deaths
Lake County has 632 cases and 15 deaths
Cook County has 114 cases and 0 deaths
The USA/Canada border is currently closed through February 21st.
I say Covid Travel = SLOW Travel
s … stay home if you are sick
l … leave plenty of time
o … options, have lots of options
Slow travel is a wonderful way to travel. It is:
Slow travel is the realization that a very contagious virus exists and as such, it is choosing to stay home when asked, to not travel when sick, to be patient with the new way of doing things, to act with grace and humor when plans changes, to be compassionate and patient and generous.
slow down and go with flow
travel prepared – bring the necessities and then some
make a plan that includes lots of options and go with what works
choose a lodging property where you can spend time versus a ‘place to sleep’ – for instance does it have a private deck?
pack a cooler ahead of time/bring groceries
choose to visit attractions & businesses at off-peak hours
find a spot on Lake Superior and hangout – here’s a list of 30+ public access points
altered check-ins/check-outs to allow for new cleaning protocols
curbside dining, limited menu and longer waits for pickup at restaurants, details here
limited customers in shops – perhaps no children or pets allowed
properly worn masks are required indoors, waiting in line to go indoors and outdoors when you cannot social distance
many, many events will be / are cancelled
trail access may be limited due to usage
businesses may have limited access and/or limited hours
6′ distancing on sidewalks, in parking lots, at trailheads, at attractions, everywhere
Almost all lodging properties are open.
Pools and whirlpools are closed.
Trails and natural areas including state parks are open as long as groups are no more than 10. Visitor centers, historical monuments, etc are closed. Be extra careful in parking areas, around signs and toilets, and on narrow trails, or anywhere people group together. If you see a lot of cars in the parking lot or at the trailhead, try another spot instead.
As of January 11, limited indoor dining will be allowed. It is difficult for restaurants to transition to evolving state requirements. As such, restaurant hours vary quite a bit. Below is a list of restaurants that are reported to be open. Call ahead if ti is important.
Open for takeout only.
Open Monday – Thursday 8am-11am and 4-8pm.
Open Friday and Saturday 8am-9pm and Sunday 8am-8pm.
order by. phone at 800-627-9565 or order online
Due to current COVID-19 guidelines, our Lodge dining room will be serving takeout food and beverages from through January 11th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We will reopen for sit down dining at 50% capacity on January 12th, when restrictions are lifted.
No indoor seating; pickup only. Separate entry and exit. One customer per party. 5 person indoor max. Follow distance markers on the floor. We prefer credit cards, and accept cash.
Open Sun-Wed 7am-3pm, Fri-Sat 7am-5pm.
Phone orders for drinks, breakfast sandwiches, boxed lunches and baked goods being taken once more!
Open 8am – 8pm daily for takeout and curbside pick-up.
Open for takeout only.
order by phone at 218-663-8032 or view menu and order online
Woo hoo – the Crooked Spoon is back as a food truck.
Open 11:30 am – sunset [or sold out] sporadically
Check facebook for open days and menu of the day.
The Bluefin Grille is open daily from 3 – 8 p.m. for pick-up and, for resort guests, delivery.
We have limited inside dining, and offer takeout.
Open Wed – Sat 10am 6pm
Open 7am-9pm Mon-Fri and 8am-9pm Sat & Sun for takeout and pickup of online orders. Maximum of 5 customers in the store at one time. No indoor seating.
Takeout from service window. Limited menu of slices, salads, wings & garlic bread plus unbaked and frozen whole pizzas. No indoor entry or seating.
Open Thursday & Friday 5-8pm, Saturday noon-8pm and Sunday noon-5pm.
Open for takeout; full menu and pizza. Will offer limited capacity seating when allowable
Open Mon-Tues 11am-2pm and Wed-Sun 11am-9pm.
Please order by phone at 218-387-9414
see menu online
Open noon-5pm daily
Open 3pm-9pm Friday – Tuesday through January. Takeout orders only.
When inside dining resumes, will be open 11am-9pm on Saturday and Sunday
view menu and order online
Open for limited capacity indoor dining and takeout;.
Open daily 11am-10pm with grill closing at 8pm
Open 8am – 8 pm daily for takeout and, for resort guests delivery.
order by phone at 800-328-3325 or walk up
see menu online
Special Notice: Due to the current COVID-19 guidelines, The Crossings will be serving takeout food and beverages through January 10th and will not be open for sit down dining. We plan to reopen for sit down dining at 50% capacity on January 14th when restrictions are lifted.
Our current hours are listed below, and will be subject to change as we navigate the latest COVID-19 restrictions.
Thursday 4 – 8pm
Friday 4 – 9pm
Open for takeout food, growler and crowler sales Wednesday through Monday noon-6pm.
Call in order at 218-387-3163
see menu online
Open daily for limited seating indoor dining and takeout; 8am-8pm
Open with 50% capacity seating
Open Monday – Wednesday 5-10pm and Thursday – Saturday 11:30 am-10pm
order by phone at 218-387-1597
View menu and order online
Open 7am – 1pm daily for takeout only. Order by phone. Sundays close at noon. Cash or check only.
Grab and go meal items available. In-store seating and restrooms closed.
Open 10am – 7pm daily.
Open for takeout, and for resort guest, delivery.
Open Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday 4-9pm, and Friday – Saturday noon-9pm.
menu & order online
Open for pickup Monday – Saturday 11-7 and Sunday 11-5.
Call 218.834.2488 or order online
Takeout orders only. Order inside at counter and pick up outside at window. Maximum of 5 customers inside at once.
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Grill open daily 7am-2pm for takeout only. Pre-order is preferred but not required. Gas station and store open 7am-6pm daily.
Summit Express Gondola ticket required to reach facility. Open 11am-3pm daily.
Open Mon-Thu 7:30am-2pm; Fri 7:30am-5pm, Sat 8am-5pm, and Sun 8am-2pm.
Closed holidays. Coming soon – online drink ordering and payment for pick up orders.
Open 11am-8pm Wednesday – Saturday
Open 111:30am-7:30pm Monday – Saturday
Takeout only through Jan 11 as per governor’s orders.
Open daily; Sunday – Thursday from 4-9pm and Friday & Saturday 4-10pm
Open 11am – 8pm daily for takeout.
Order and pay online for to-go orders. You may purchase Bloody Mary kits, canned beer, bottles of wine, and refill growlers.
Snackbar open for takeout 9am – 6pm.
Open for dine-in [limited seating] or takeout.
Open Monday – Saturday 11am – 6pm.