COVID-19 Resource Page for Cook County, MN Businesses

The team at Visit Cook County is working on a number of projects and documents to help  you and your business to reopen for the season.

On this page you’ll find a number or resources being added frequently from our Best Practices Guide to social distancing posters and more.


1) Best Practices Guide

The “Best Practices” Guide is an ongoing document intended to be a guideline for preparing your business and employees for reopening this summer. If you have a Best Practice topic you would like to see implemented into this guide, please let us know by sending an email to to start the conversation. 

Best Practices - Cook County Guide

2) Social Distancing Posters

We have prepared a series of posters for you to use on social media and to put on display at your businesses.

Download Social Distancing Posters - One Moose Apart -

Please Keep One Moose Apart

Please Keep One Moose Apart

Face Covering Required Poster

Face Covering Required Poster

Click to download the Face Covering Required poster




3) Facebook Group for Hospitality Businesses 

We started a private Facebook Group for Hospitality Business owners and managers to discuss topics around reopening and management during COVID-19. If you are a business owner or manager, please join!

Join the Facebook Group

4) Business Hours 

We will continue to compile local business hours for dining and retail. Please update by emailing

Current Business Hours during COVID-19

5) Temporary Facebook Profile Frames

Temporarily change your Facebook profile frame to either #DreamNorthMN or a branded “I Love Cook County” frame! This can be done for any length of time and on both your personal profile or business page.

6) Download Custom Zoom Backgrounds

Upgrade your Zoom meetings with a custom virtual background. Download a Visit Cook County custom zoom meeting background today.

Click to get your own  Virtual Background!

7) General Health and Safety Precautions 

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

  • Wear a mask, all indoor retail stores require it in Minnesota.
  • 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 cough; wear a cloth face mask in public places to protect yourself and others
  • Maintain 6’+ distancing while in public
  • Do not travel if you or a member of your family is experiencing any signs of illness