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COVID-19: Information for travelers

COVID-19: Information for travelers

Updated October 22, 2020



What's the situation in Wisconsin and Rusk County right now?

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has recently issued several emergency orders related to COVID-19, including requiring face coverings in certain situations and limiting capacity at public gatherings. Learn more about the emergency orders here.

Rusk County in May issued "Travel Safer" guidance for residents and area visitors to help halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including following local businesses' safety protocols, practicing enhanced personal hygiene and more. See the guidelines here.

See more COVID-19 information from Rusk County Public Health here.

What does that mean for travel? Can I come to Rusk County?

Many of Rusk County's businesses, including lodging properties, restaurants and stores are open to customers but may have restrictions in place. Please check with individual businesses you're planning to visit to see if they're open and what measures they have in place. Click here to see if the business has entered its current hours and situations in our map tool.

How many COVID-19 cases have there been in Rusk County?

See the latest county-by-county information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services here.



Are Rusk County's parks, trails and other recreational areas open?

Rusk County's recreational areas, including trails, are open. It's recommended that people using outdoor facilities take precautions. Here's a tip sheet on how to stay safe outdoors.


Lodging, restaurants & shopping, events

Are Rusk County's lodging properties, restaurants, stores and other businesses open?

Rusk County's lodging properties remain open. Please contact individual businesses if you have questions.

Many of Rusk County's other businesses have reopened with some restrictions, and many restaurants have increased their offerings as well. Again, please contact specific bars and restaurantsshops and attractions with questions.

What about events?

Many upcoming Rusk County events have been canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact event organizers for the latest information.


Let's Go Wisconsin - support the state's Travel Pledge

Business and health care organizations from across Wisconsin have put together a message encouraging residents and visitors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by social distancing, wearing a mask and washing their hands.

Travel Wisconsin is also asking those who are considering travel to follow local guidelines and regulations in communities they visit. Learn more about Wisconsin's Travel Pledge and the state's #WeAreAllIn initiative.