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Last Updated: Monday, July 27, 2020

Explore Minnesota continues to urge a fact-based response to COVID-19 and is following the lead of Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, the Minnesota Department of Health, the U.S. Travel Association and other officials on awareness and information dissemination about the situation.

Explore Minnesota is regularly communicating with tourism industry partners on steps they are taking to address COVID-19 within their communities, and we encourage partners to share updates with our team about ongoing developments.

Explore Minnesota's team is here for you. As we navigate this difficult time together, we remain fully committed to providing fact-based information, support, encouragement and solutions for Minnesota's tourism industry now and in the future. Please reach out to us at any time with your comments, concerns and suggestions.

If you would like to reach out to us, please email: questions.exploreminnesota@state.mn.us and we will route your inquiry appropriately.


NEW  Governor Walz signed Executive Order 20-81, requiring people in Minnesota to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and businesses, unless alone. Additionally, workers are required to wear a face covering when working outdoors in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained. (7/22/20)

NEW  The Minnesota Retailers Association shared some information recently with the MN Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus for retail partners.  See the presentation here. 

NEW  Face Covering Requirements and Recommendations under Executive Order 20-81

In addition to the Requirements and Recommendations Under Executive Order 20-81 , the state has updated several of the Reopening Guidance documents, including:

The guidance for outdoor recreation, including campgrounds has not been updated.

NEW  Letter from Commissioner Steve Grove to businesses of Minnesota regarding the Mask mandate. 

NEW  Mask Up Minnesota letter of support to distribute

NEW  Frequently Asked Questions About the Requirement to Wear Face Coverings

NEW  Face coverings will be required at MSP beginning Monday, July 27. Travel Confidently (PDF), detailing changes to keep travelers and employees safe throughout the entire airport experience. More information via Travel Confidently MSP

NEW  An aggregate Traveler Sentiment Survey released showing a decline in consumer confidence in the travel sector. 

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