Published 3/12/20, updated 10/22/2020 1205
- October – December 2020, free COVID-19 testing sites in Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay
- Door County, WI COVID-19 Situation Updates
- Destination Door County Travel Updates
Thank you for being a part of keeping this area safe for the future of tourism! Rowleys Bay Resort is accepting guests! Please use our online reservation system to book or call the desk at 920-854-2385.
We know that each business is operating in a slightly different way and figuring it all out can be confusing and weird. Rowleys Bay Resort is celebrating 50 years in 2020! As a family owned business that has evolved through the decades, we know that keeping our guests and employees safe and healthy is key to helping you make those amazing vacation memories.
What should you know about visiting Door County right now?
- Most businesses require masks for entry, and you’ll find they are very much socially accepted and encouraged.
- Businesses, locals, and guests are diligently maintaining appropriate social distances, low occupancy in enclosed spaces. This may involve wait times for service or specific queueing locations.
- Social expectations are that locals and guests will be wearing masks, keeping their distance, and avoiding high-traffic areas. Thanks for participating in this as well!
What are we doing at the Resort?
- Our lobby and front desk are open for guest registration and to purchase/pickup bakery items. Our current hours can be found here.
- We’re unable to host congregations in the lobby, or give impromptu tours. If you wish to schedule a tour for a future event, please contact our groups manager (920-854-2385)
- Please feel free to use all our beautiful outdoor space and the marina across the street to enjoy your small group experience. Please join us in being socially aware and maintaining appropriate group sizes and distances for everyone’s safety and comfort.
- Our seasonal indoor pool is open to guests only. (Closed Nov-April.) Reservations are required. See the front desk for details.
- Rowleys Bay Restaurant and Rowley’s Pub are closed for the 2020 season. See you in May 2021!
- Grandma’s Swedish Bakery‘s last public dates will be Oct 24-25, 7a-2p. After that, see the bakery website for information what is available for order and pickup.
- We’re still booking groups and events for 2021 and beyond! Give us a call, we’ll get you set up!
What can you do?
- To avoid getting or spreading ALL types of communicable illnesses, be aware of your contact with high-traffic surfaces, such as your phone and steering wheel, doorknobs and light switches, payment counters and shopping cart handles, etc. Cover coughs, wash your hands, keep your hands away from your face, and clean up bio-spills appropriately.
- In communal areas such as public bathrooms and pools, help be part of the solution! Follow directions for proper handwashing and showering before and entering the pool. Not only will you keep the area cleaner, you’ll help prevent disappointing closures.
- Avoid touching surfaces you don’t need to touch, that someone else may be using, such as utensils and condiments, items at self-serve coffee stations, countertops and windows, etc.
- This virus specifically spreads via respiratory droplets, aka coughs, sneezes, talking, shouting, and is most likely to be transmitted orally and nasally. It is less likely transmitted through surface and general airborne contact, and through contact with the eyes.
- As with any important topic, get your information from trusted, official sources (NOT social media or discussion groups), and consider what of what you are hearing is fact-based vs conjecture (opinion based on incomplete or wrong information).
- Seven simple steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19
Official local websites with COVID-19 information:
- Destination Door County Travel Updates
- Door County Health Department
- WI Department of Health Services Recommendations
- Q&A with DCMC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jim Heise and DC Public Health Manager Sue Powers
Official national websites related to COVID-19:
- CDC Travel Information
- National Institutes of Health
- Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
- World Health Organization
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Want to learn more about the facts of this and other illnesses?
- The name of the virus (SARS-CoV-2) vs the illness it causes (COVID-19)
- Dr. Amesh Adalja discusses statistics and technical details
- Dr. Nicholas Christakis discusses social impacts and recommended personal actions
- What is an epidemic? What is a pandemic?