COVID-19 Information for the Grand Haven Area
*CV-19 Emergency Orders Rescinded as of 6/22/21- update below*

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 will be staffed and open on a regular basis as of Monday, May 24 , 2021.  Travel assistance is available by phone (616-842-4499), email (visitorinfo@visitgrandhaven.com) or in person at our Visitors Center (225 Franklin Avenue); however, traditional entry into the Visitors Center will be restricted as we transition out of the pandemic era.  In person travel assistance will take place outside of the entry door (rather than inside) 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

The following Emergency Orders related to Covid-19 have been rescinded as of June 22, 2021.

1.Gatherings and Face Mask Order (signed on May 24, 2021; effective on June 1, 2021)

2.Temporary Restrictions for Entry into Congregate Care and Juvenile Justice Facilities (October 29, 2020)

3.Mandatory Testing for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Juvenile Justice Facility Staff (September 18, 2020)

4.Mandatory Testing for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Hospitals and Centers Staff (September 14, 2020)

5.Exceptions to Temporary Restrictions on Entry into Congregate Care and Juvenile Justice Facilities (June 29, 2020)

6.Exceptions to Temporary Restrictions on Entry into Certain Facilities (June 3, 2020)

7.Safe Housing for Housing Unstable Individuals (May 12, 2020)8.Handling of Bodily Remains (May 4, 2020)

9.Safe Housing for Michigan Homeless (April 28, 2020)

Click here to read the Rescission of Emergency Orders in detail.

Top CV-19 Travel Questions Answered (6/22/21)

1) Are there any restrictions on travel to Michigan or the Grand  Haven Area? There are 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 businesses vary in offerings of service, hours, menu options.  Call ahead for details.  Mask requirements are no longer state mandated; however, some businesses may ask you to mask.  It varies from business to business – be sure to read the posted signs before entering.

3.)  Are Retail Stores, Libraries & Museums open? Yes, although businesses vary in offerings of service and hours.  Call ahead for details.  Mask requirements are no longer state mandated; however, some businesses may ask you to mask.  It varies from business to business – be sure to read the posted signs before entering.

4.)  Is the Pier, Lighthouse and Boardwalk open? Yes, these are all open to the public. The Pier is closed (on rare occasion) due to unforeseen weather conditions such as high winds and water or emergency rescue situations.

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

 

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