The Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) shares the global concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID–19). The CVB is cautiously monitoring developments of the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on travelers to and from the region. With the situation evolving rapidly, we encourage the traveling public to follow any guidance offered by the CDC and local and state public health authorities.

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, the GLCVB has closed the downtown Lansing and East Lansing visitor centers. The GLCVB team will continue to be available to serve our members, visitors and area residents under modified operations. In an effort to keep the Capital region healthy and safe, our staff will be working remotely. We will remain accessible and have a plan in place to continue to provide services during this period.

Our thoughts are with our members and the entire hospitality community during this challenging time. Stay Well.


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New Executive Order Effective July 13, 2020

Governor Whitmer issued new executive order 2020-147 that requires businesses to refuse entry or service to patrons who refuse to wear a face covering.

The Executive Order also expanded the requirement to include that people wear a mask outdoors when they are "unable to consistently maintain a distance of six feet or more from individuals who are not members of their household."
 
Violations remain a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500. The order makes clear, however, that no term of confinement can be issued for a violation.
 
The order takes effect at 12:01 A.M. Monday July 13. 2020. Businesses must post signs at all entrances reminding patrons of the legal obligation to wear a face covering while inside. Download customizable signs to post in your window.
 
Exemptions from wearing a mask in businesses include people younger than 5 years old, those who cannot medically tolerate a face covering, and those who are eating or drinking while seated at a food service establishment.
 
 

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Staying Safe - Business Resources for Reopening

At the GLCVB, we have begun to collect and share information about the safety measures being implemented in our local facilities. It will be important for the GLCVB to have a good pulse as to the safety measures being put in place going forward so we will be able to assure our visitors that we are taking the appropriate health and safety measures throughout our destination.

We're sure many of you are following guidelines from your corporate brands, national and state association recommendations as well as input from colleagues around the state and country. Listed below are some links from the CDC and OSHA that may be helpful in developing your strategies for future visitor safety. There are also links from other industries that provide information that may also apply to your specific business or serve as a template. GLCVB staff are serving on a statewide task force to create best practices on how meetings and events will meet safely in the future and how we will keep employees safe in our facilities and venues and we will share applicable information with you as it becomes available. Please feel free to share any comments back to us in the meantime about the safety plans you already have underway or any guidance we might be able to provide. Email jpingston@lansing.org.

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Michigan Cares for Tourism

The GLCVB is proud to support MI Cares for Tourism and MRLA as they host an online fundraiser to aid hospitality workers in need. They’re offering some really cool MC4T swag in return for a donation. MC4T is buying these items, and covering the cost of shipping, so 100% of all donations go directly to front line staff impacted by COVID-19. Details and donate here. https://app.mobilecause.com/e/b1q3MA?vid=774gt

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Michigan musicians "COME TOGETHER" for five consecutive nights of music and entertainment, May 4-8, LIVE on the MLive.com and Pure Michigan Facebook pages. Learn more here: https://puremi.ch/3d81wtZ.


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