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Legislative update

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

 

Neighbor,

There has been much uncertainty and even some misinformation regarding how the governor’s executive orders on COVID-19 impact Minnesota’s resorts, a major industry in this part of the state. 

I hope to clear up some of those questions in this letter, starting with the fact resorts never were closed under the governor’s orders. Here is the most up to date and accurate guidance we have received:

  • The hotel portions of resorts (including rented cabins) can open as planned and can accept guests.
  • Guests do not have to be members of a critical sector to stay at a resort.
  • Communal amenities may not be open for use.
  • While resorts can accept visitors, the Stay at Home Order continues to discourage unnecessary travel, and the Order asks people to remain close to their homes.
  • Resorts do not have to open if they are not comfortable doing so. 

Maintenance and cleaning staff can begin work now to prepare for the season. Of course, health and safety of employees and guests should remain a priority throughout the season, so please do your part.

We are working for clarification on campgrounds and RV resorts and I will pass along anything we learn about those facilities. Thank you for all you do. Your efforts are truly appreciated.

-Steve

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