Best Practices During Covid-19 in Cook County MN

This “Best Practices” summary was developed by leaders of Visit Cook County with assistance from local health care leaders to help guide our local businesses, residents and visitors on how to operate as safely as possible in the midst of an ongoing pandemic. The goal of this project is to consider both the physical health of our small rural community and the economic health of our tourism based economy.  

Business operations can and should return to a sustainable level without jeopardizing employees’ or customer safety. Some resorts and businesses may choose to delay opening or not accept visitors if they do not feel comfortable or are not equipped to make the necessary changes to keep their staff and guests safe. 

These best practices underscore that commitment to the well being of our residents and guests.

Thank you for being a part of our community. 

Linda Jurek | Executive Director, Visit Cook County MN



General Health and Safety Precautions 

The following can help prevent the spread of corona virus and protect yourself and others from becoming infected:

  • Individual businesses may continue with a request to wear a mask in their establishment. Please kindly mask when asked.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when soap and water are not available
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover sneezes and coughs
  • Do not travel if you or a member of your family is experiencing any signs of illness
  • CDC Recommendations for travel and if you are Fully Vaccinated and Traveling