As of 5/22/2020
Visit Beloit’s first and foremost concern is the health and safety of all residents in and visitors to the greater Beloit region. Our organization continues to support the local, state, and federal decisions to take proactive measures in safeguarding the public.
We have open lines of communication with our tourism-related businesses and partners to understand the economic hardships that they are experiencing.
Visit Beloit’s office and the Beloit Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center are currently closed to the public, but plans have been initiated for reopening. All Visit Beloit staff are available by phone and email. Click here for staff contact information.
The City of Beloit issued an order on Monday, May 18 to enact safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through Tuesday, June 2. Read the order here. Similar orders issued by the State of Wisconsin and Rock County have been rescinded.
Resources that tourism-related businesses should use when reopening to employees and visitors can be found here:
Relief and Recovery Resources For Your Business (Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation)
Industry Guidance for Promoting the Health and Safety of All Travelers (U.S. Travel Association, in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the White House)
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
Wisconsin Restaurant Promise (Wisconsin Restaurant Association)
CITY OF BELOIT KEY RESTRICTIONS
- Requiring any buildings or spaces that are open to the public to meet public health and safety practices, including (but not limited to) the requirement of physical distancing. Note this section of the resolution applies to all public spaces, including in businesses such as bars, salons and barber shops, as well as churches.
- Requiring all individuals in the City of Beloit to comply with physical distancing requirements and protective measurements when in shared or public spaces outside of their own homes.
- Strongly discouraging mass gatherings of over 25 individuals; mass gatherings of over 25 individuals in city-owned facilities and spaces, including parks, will be prohibited.
- Encouraging individuals living in Beloit to stay home at their place of residence and to avoid traveling outside of Rock County.
- Encouraging individuals who may be vulnerable to the risks of COVID-19 to take extra precautions and not leave their homes for their own personal health and safety.
All hotels are open, but with proactive health measures in place. Please contact your property ahead of time with any questions or concerns.
All restaurants and bars are allowed to reopen as of Thursday, May 21. Please contact businesses ahead of time for hours of operation.
All retailers are allowed to reopen as of Thursday, May 21. Please contact businesses ahead of time for hours of operation.
Before planning or attending an event found on Visit Beloit’s Facebook Page, Event Blog, or Calendar, contact the event organizer ahead of time to confirm if everything is still on as planned. Many events and festivals this summer have been cancelled or postponed.
ATTRACTIONS AND OTHER BUSINESSES
We recommend calling or messaging ahead to any attraction or business you plan on visiting. Some businesses have limited hours, temporary closures, or may be implementing a reduction in operations.
Visit Beloit wants our businesses, visitors, and residents to be diligent about the decisions you make which will help slow the spread of this virus. Information and preparedness are vital to all. Utilize the resources below to keep up to date on information as it is announced.
Stay healthy and smart.
CEO, Visit Beloit
HEALTH & SAFETY
TRAVEL & TOURISM