COVID-19 Information for the Grand Haven Area (Update Below – 11/18/20)

The Grand Haven Area Convention & Visitors Bureau continues to closely monitor the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it relates to the communities of Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg, West Olive, Allendale, Coopersville and its impacts on travel and our areas events, public spaces and area attractions. Our top priority is the safety, health, and well-being of our community, residents, and visitors. This continues to be an evolving situation, but we are committed to providing updated information and resources. Our team is in regular contact with the State Tourism Office (Travel Michigan/Pure Michigan), our local municipalities and county health officials to stay informed.

We will place any major updates and resources on this page.

Contact our office at 616.842.4499 for any specific questions or concerns you might have about how to travel safely to the Grand Haven Area.

*Our Visitor Center is currently closed as of 11/17/20 due to the most recent Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recommendation.  We are available by phone (voice mail messages returned daily) with our travel planning specialist, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.

Please check with local, state, and federal government as well as the county health department websites to help stay informed.

City of Grand Haven

Ottawa County Health Department

State of Michigan

US Travel Association

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (November 18)

Click here for FAQs for the November 18 Face Masks and Gatherings Order.

Top CV-19 Travel Questions Answered (11/18/20)

1) Are there any restrictions on travel to Michigan or the Grand  Haven Area? There are currently no travel restrictions when traveling to Michigan or the Grand Haven Area from other states; however, if you have been feeling ill, were exposed to someone who has been feeling ill, tested positive for CV-19 or is in quarantine – you are asked to refrain from travel.

2.)  Are your Food and Beverage Establishments Open? Yes, although only for take out, pick-up or delivery (unless they offer outdoor, open space, heated areas).  Masks are required at all times until you are seated at your table outdoors.  I would recommend calling ahead to see exactly what their specific options and guidelines are available for guests.

3.)  Are Retail Stores open? Yes, as of November 18, 2020 retail store capacity is capped at 30% with social distancing CDC guidelines for indoor spaces and masks are required to be worn.

4.)  Is the Pier, Lighthouse and Boardwalk open? Yes, these are all open to the public with CDC guidelines (masks are to be worn when you cannot social distance) though the Pier sometimes is closed due to unforeseen weather conditions such as high winds and water.

Click to learn about area restaurants with: Open for Business Food/Drink Update blog.

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