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.
**The US/Canadian border is closed until further notice.
I say Covid Travel = SLOW Travel
S… stay home if you are sick
L… leave plenty of time
O…options, have plenty of options
W … will my actions affect others?
Slow travel is a wonderful way to travel. It is:
Unhurried, flexible, receptive, quality travel
Understanding and acclimating to your destination
Beneficial to you and to the residents
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.
altered check-ins/check-outs to allow for new cleaning protocols
limited indoor dining, curbside pickup, limited menu at restaurants,
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
events are slowly returning, especially outdoor events
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
pools and whirlpools may be closed
attractions may have limited capacity