COVID-19 Planning


On August 1, 2020, the state of Wisconsin enacted a face coverings order that requires every individual age five and older to wear a face covering whenever they are indoors or in an enclosed space (other than a private residence) and other people are present in the same room or space. This order has been extended to January 19, 2021.     Frequently asked questions.

To ensure our tourism industry can continue serving visitors, you will need to wear a mask and are also asked to wash or sanitize hands frequently and keep a 6-foot social distance. Be patient and be kind. We   love Door County, and by taking these precautions, we can keep it a welcoming place for all.

Just a few reminders:

While most businesses are open, please check ahead to make sure that your favorites actually are. As circumstances change, so do business hours and guidelines, so it's best to call, just to make sure.

For a listing of restaurants in Sturgeon Bay and beyond, please click HERE to access the most recent information on carry-out, dining indoors, outdoor seating, and any other protocols that may currently be in place. 

While things may look a little different, know that our businesses have been working diligently to reopen so that it's safe for you and their employees. A few items of note in helping you plan your visit:

  • As of August 1, 2020, face coverings are required as noted above.
  • Social distancing is in place wherever you might go (remember that 6' rule), so this means that your favorite restaurants will have fewer tables available. Waits might be longer than you're used to, but know that most everyone will continue their curbside pick-up and/or delivery options.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are everywhere, and most businesses will require you to use them upon entry and exit. 
  • Check-out shields. Many businesses have installed plexiglass shields again for the protection of their customers and staff. 
  • Businesses will have their expectations and guidelines posted at their entryways. Please take a minute to look for them before entering. Look for these three most common requests:

If you have questions and need help planning, we are here to help! Please call us at (920) 743-6246 or email vacation@sturgeonbay.net

Aren't ready to travel yet but still want to support Sturgeon Bay, Door County? 

  • Buy a gift certificate now to give as a gift or to use yourself later.
  • Make an on-line purchase at one (or many!) of your favorite stores. If stores don’t have an online presence, check out their Facebook pages as many are posting what’s available and then give them a call. They’d LOVE to hear from you!
  • Leave a FB or Google review showering our businesses with some much-needed love. Free to do and makes a HUGE difference to our businesses when people start planning again.

Below are the resources that we are turning to for accurate, professional information in our area and beyond:

If you have questions regarding any reservations, cancellation policies, or event postponements, it will be best to contact the lodging facility or event venue directly.

If you have questions regarding local events, please check our local events tab. While many events have been canceled, Sturgeon Bay, Door County offers wide open spaces for you to enjoy your favorite things. 

Fun for the kids! Download the Door County Coastal Byways Coloring Book for a little DC fun. Or try out our Sturgeon Bay crossword puzzle.

From all of our partnering businesses, our board, and our staff, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Stay healthy. Stay happy.   Stay Sturgeon Bay.

Pam Seiler
Executive Director
Destination Sturgeon Bay