The Great Lakes Bay Regional CVB considers the health and safety of our residents and visitors to be a priority. As your Go Great Team, we are doing our part in providing resources and information during this tough time. With the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic raising concerns about health and social distancing, many local restaurants, shops, and attractions in the Great Lakes Bay Region are temporarily closing or taking extra precautions to ensure cleanliness and customer safety.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has banned events and gatherings of more than 50 people and has advised dining rooms in restaurants and bars to close. We ask that everyone considers supporting these locally owned and operated establishments during this time of uncertainty by purchasing gift cards or certificates to be used later. Our team has compiled a list of restaurants that are offering take-out, delivery, online orderings and other options throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region. These options are a great way to support local restaurants and bars during this time. We are working as a team in monitoring this list and in keeping it as up-to-date as possible. Click here to view current offerings and resources available in the Great Lakes Bay Region.
Our team is also working closely with our local hotels, restaurants, attractions, and other related partners to continue to operate first and foremost with the health and safety of our visitors in mind. We are continuing to monitor this public health threat and to connect our visitors with the most valuable and accurate resources available.
We also ask for our residents and visitors in self-quarantine to take this time to think about your personal physical and mental health as well as your neighbors'. It is important to remember that the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is temporary and by coping with this stress appropriately it will make you, the people around you, and your community stronger. Through the Michigan Suicide and Crisis Hotlines we are fortunate to have our own hotline center within Saginaw County. The crisis intervention services at Saginaw County Mental Health Center can be reached at 1-800-233-0022.
While moving forward we hope our residents and visitors consider exploring the outdoors or along the waterfront, shopping everything from antiques to boutiques, cozying up at our breweries, wineries, and distilleries, experiencing a vibrant arts scene — and simply enjoying some of the top attractions in Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region. Its during times of uncertainty where a sense of community is needed the most. As a region, we need to encourage one another not to give into the fear by banding together to better our Great Lakes Bay Region.