on Friday, November 13, 2020
Staff at the Cedar Falls Visitor Center wipe down high-touch points regularly
CAREFUL RECOVERY IS IN PROGRESS
This is an uncertain time for everyone. Visitors, community members, businesses and organizations are all navigating new territory while following state-mandated guidelines and local recommendations in order to keep everyone as safe as possible amidst COVID-19.
STATE PROCLAMATIONS AND LOCAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Governor Reynolds has urged all Iowans to step up during the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizing that it’s the simplest steps that are needed to defend against the virus. These measures include wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and washing your hands. Press releases and proclamations by Governor Reynolds can be found HERE.
Black Hawk County and the city of Cedar Falls also continue to encourage the use of masks while in public.
On September 8, 2020, the City of Cedar Falls went as far as to pass a mask mandate resolution that was extended through at least May 19, 2021.
Local announcements as they relate to COVID-19 can be found HERE.
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Because so many local organizations recognize the importance of safety precautions, they creatively offer events that accommodate safety measures. For example, the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center held a drive-in style concert (and drive-in movies) last fall and continue to provide concerts with Local Legends online. You’ll find updates and current events at CedarValley365.com.
Other activities like our Public Art Tour, Downtown Tour & Hunt, Birding, Fishing, Celebrating George Wyth State Park and exploring more than 100 miles of trails in the Cedar Valley are fun, popular and safe to enjoy.
All of our attractions and businesses are putting in extra effort sanitizing their buildings and encouraging patrons to maintain social distancing. A few businesses have made it a point to let us know their current accommodations as they relate to COVID-19.
WHEN YOU'RE READY TO TRAVEL
We understand it’s not business as usual due to COVID-19 and that not all visitors and residents feel comfortable entering retail shops and restaurants without knowledge of coronavirus policies, including the use of face masks. Your safety is of utmost concern to our local businesses and we encourage you to contact a business or visit their website and social platforms for more information. Many businesses continue to offer takeout and/or touchless curbside pickup and several businesses host live shopping and virtual events on Facebook and YouTube. CedarValleyStrong.com was established by Heath Wilken and Danny Laudick to connect businesses with customers. It encourages the purchase of gift cards and online items that can be picked up or delivered.
RESTAURANT, ATTRACTION AND SHOPPING UPDATES
Please check websites and social media platforms of your destinations to find updated hours of operation and services available before traveling.
Event updates can be found at www.cedarvalley365.com
City mandates can be found HERE
Information for local Hospitality Partners can be found HERE
Find online shops and restaurants/bars offering carry-out and delivery by visiting
We know this is a fluid situation. Policies and other precautions will evolve as we make our way through the pandemic. We encourage you to double check hours of operation and the policies of your destination.
If you have questions or concerns, please call the Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau at 800-845-1955/319-268-4266.
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