It's no secret that making adjustments during this pandemic has caused some anxiety, fear and reservation. Our job, as your 4-season respite from the stressors of everyday life, is to attempt to ease your concerns.
As you know, we've made some serious changes to the way we operate to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff. Some changes include:
Increased EPA recommended chemical sanitation of cabins
Extensive deep cleaning in between guest reservations
Comprehensive laundry sterilization
UV light sanitization
Removal of all pillows
Additional hand sanitizer stations around the grounds
Considering these additional safety measures are only experienced by guests once they actually arrive, these alone may not be enough to calm the worries about guests traveling during Covid. This is why we have also complied a list of safe traveling tips for our guests to follow during their trip up north.
Safe Traveling Tips (as recommended by the CDC)
Wear a Mask Over Your Nose and Mouth
While we've all become some-what accustomed to this requirement, it's easy to forget as you leisurely drive to your Minocqua destination. When in a new environment, we can easily forget to put on a mask in the midst of all the fun. However, to ensure your safety and the safety of others (vaccinated or not) the CDC recommends making sure you are always masked up!
Stay 6 Feet From Others and Avoid Crowds
This can be challenging during travel, especially when you stop at some of the "hot spot" gas stations or rest stops along the way. Do your best to scope out the area to see where you and your family can safely use the facilities without being in the middle of a heavy crowd. When entering and exiting buildings, simply wait for others to pass, then walk in/out. For extra protection, use gloves when opening doors and discard after use. Bring your own snacks to avoid standing at the checkout for purchase and always pay for gas outside to prevent having to walk inside by others.
Wash Your Hands Often and Use Hand Sanitizer
Even before the pandemic, it goes without saying that hand washing is essential for your health. Every handle, knob, bag, pen and hand we touch has billions of germs just waiting for you to touch your face and infect you! Hand washing often, especially before eating, is simply common sense and appropriate at all times. So, let's do it!
Hand sanitizer is a great "in between" when hand-washing is not possible. After leaving the rest stop building, squeeze a dime-sized amount into the palms of your hands and rub it around, thoroughly covering your entire hand. The CDC recommends that the hand sanitizer contains at least 60% alcohol to ensure the job is being done right. Keep a small bottle in the car, in your purse and in your luggage to ensure you always have it when you need it!
Taking these few, simply extra measures can be the difference between you having a wonderful, relaxed time during your family vacation in the Northwoods and a stressful one. As the old folks used to say, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Hope this helps! We can't WAIT to see you...from 6 feet away. :)