Reopening Safely in Holland

In Holland, the well-being of residents and visitors is our priority and so we continue to follow local, state, and federal guidelines to ensure safety, health and peace of mind. No organization is able to handle all of this alone — we are all in this together — and Holland is coming together to provide a plan and information that you need.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a phased reopening plan for the state. Holland (which includes Ottawa and Allegan counties), are located in regions 2 and 3.  As of October 2, 2020 the counties are in phase 5. 

Our city officials are working tirelessly to be sure that Holland reopens safely and that you have the resources you need as you plan and begin to travel.  Those resources are as follows:


WHAT THE VISITORS BUREAU IS DOING
Due to COVID-19 our office is currently operating with limited hours. 

  • Implementing COVID-19 Response, Protocols, and Preparedness  
  • Requiring frontline staff to wear masks and other PPE as necessary
  • Requiring guests to wear masks and other PPE as necessary
  • Screening employees for symptoms before every shift
  • Enhancing cleaning practices

Contact the Visitors Bureau and Hours of Operation
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WHAT HOLLAND IS DOING

Each business has created their own safety procedures, but here is an idea of how local businesses are preparing safer environments for staff and customers.

  • Implementing “contactless” processes and payments wherever possible
  • Requiring frontline staff to wear masks and other PPE as necessary
  • Requiring guests to wear masks and other PPE as necessary
  • Screening employees for symptoms before every shift
  • Enhancing cleaning practices

The City of Holland - Mayor's Updates


Downtown Holland
 

Downtown Holland is open for businesses and our shops and restaurants are ready to serve you safely! The streets are filled with we are open signs! Our restaurants and merchants have been getting ready for your visit. With expanded patios, you can safely come together while remaining 6 feet apart.


HEADING TO THE BEACH?

Holland State Park
Ottawa County Parks
Beach and Lakeshore Parks Update
Ottawa country has created an email for serious complaints regarding people not social distancing. While it is not enforceable, they are recommending people send complaints to stayhomestaysafecomplaints@miottawa.org


HOTELS

  • Implementing new cleaning procedures of rooms and commons areas
  • Providing sanitation stations throughout the property
  • Minimizing guest contact in elevators, lobbies, etc.


RESTAURANTS
(Ottawa County Food Law Resources HERE)

  • Limiting occupancy in restaurants, bars, wineries, etc. to 50%
  • Spacing tables to meet social distancing guidelines
  • Continuing take-out and curbside services
  • Expanding outdoor dining spaces

  • Limiting shopper occupancy to 25%
  • Frequently sanitizing high-traffic areas
  • Posting clear signage to encourage social distancing


HEALTH RESOURCES

If you are in our area and experience symptoms, here is local health information:

Ottawa County COVID-19 Site
Holland Hospital
Allegan County COVID-19 Site
Health Department of Michigan


WHAT YOU CAN DO

We ask all locals and visitors to follow the same guidelines we do, which means following regulations set forth by the State of Michigan and the CDC, including:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use hand sanitizer
  • Practice social distancing by staying six feet away from people who aren’t in your household
  • Be sure to bring a mask, some businesses will require for entry 
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home if you feel sick or have had contact with someone with COVID-19 symptoms. If you have symptoms while traveling, please self-quarantine and seek guidance from the health resources above

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