REOPENING MT. PLEASANT, SAFELY

The Mt. Pleasant area cannot wait to welcome guests back to our community, when the time is right. We want to stress how important the safety of our visitors and community members is to us; we are following local, state and federal guidelines to ensure safety for residents and visitors. We’re all in this together, and working together will ensure our community is able to remain open.

What is open

Monday, June 1, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmore issued Executive Order 2020-97, which moves Michigan into phase four of the MI Safe Start Plan. Under this order, Michigan will begin opening restaurants (June 8), retail shops (June 4) and other businesses, following strict safety guidelines. When referring to the MI Safe Start Map, Isabella County falls under the Grand Rapids region (Region 2).

If you want to know if your favorite local businesses are open, we encourage you to contact them directly or check their website/social media.

Here is a list of what businesses are currently open:

  • Hotels
  • Soaring Eagle Attractions: Casino and Waterpark
  • Restaurants and Bars (June 8) – click here for information on service options
  • Retail stores (June 4)
  • Golf courses
  • Grocery stores
  • Other essential businesses

Reopening

We want to provide up-to-date information on the Mt. Pleasant area for our residents and visitors, focusing on the reopening of attractions, restaurants, parks and shopping. View the Mt. Pleasant Hospitality Promise, here.

We will update the information provided on a regular basis. We encourage you to check back as more information is available or contact businesses directly.

Attractions

Soaring Eagle Casino & Hotel
OPEN with restrictions*
*View Soaring Eagle’s Play it Safe plan

Soaring Eagle Waterpark
OPEN with restrictions*
*View Soaring Eagle Waterpark’s guest guidelines and safety procedures

Central Michigan University
CLOSED

Mt. Pleasant Area Convention & Visitors Bureau office
CLOSED until June 15

Mt. Pleasant Golf Courses
OPEN*
*Contact courses directly for tee-times and guidelines.

Restaurants

For the most up-to-date information on restaurants and what services are currently offered in the Mt. Pleasant area, click here

Parks and Recreation

Isabella County Parks 
Click here for updates

City Parks
Click here for the latest updates

Chippewa Watershed Conservancy Preserves
OPEN

Buckley’s Mountainside Canoes
OPEN by appointment

Chippewa River Outfitters
OPEN by appointment

Shopping

Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market*
Thursday Market OPEN June 4
Saturday Market OPEN June 20
*Click here for safety guidelines

Grays Furniture
OPEN with restrictions*
*Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment any time; call 989-772-1415

Trillium Fine Clothing
OPEN by appointment*
*Maximum of four customers; For store hours visit Trillium’s Facebook page

Art Reach of Mid-Michigan
OPEN with restrictions*
*Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., store and gallery limited to six customers; call 989-773-8860 

Game On Mt. Pleasant
OPEN*
*Closing Sale through June 10 (moving to another location); Store hours Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., CALL 989-317-0372

Hall of Heroes LLC
OPEN with restrictions*
*Maximum of three customers; For store hours, follow Hall of Heroes LLC Facebook page 

Grocery Stores
OPEN

What Mt. Pleasant is doing

Here is how our hotels and local businesses are ensuring safety for customers and staff. 

Note: Each business has their own safety procedures and we recommend contacting businesses directly with questions regarding information on safety and sanitation procedures, as well as occupancy restrictions.

  • Implementing contactless processes and payments wherever possible
  • Requiring frontline staff to wear masks, gloves and other PPE as necessary
  • Requiring guests to wear masks and other PPE as necessary*
  • Requiring guests and staff to adhere by best social distancing practices; at least 6 feet 
  • Screening employees for symptoms before every shift
  • Enhancing cleaning practices

HOTELS

  • Implementing new cleaning procedures of rooms and common areas
  • Minimizing guest contact in elevators, lobbies, etc.
  • Implementing new employee procedures and guidelines to ensure safety of staff and visitors
  • Reducing amenities offered (pools, fitness centers, etc.) to ensure safety of staff and visitors

*Contact hotels directly for guidelines and safety procedures for guests

RETAILERS

  • Limiting occupancy to 25% – implementing “by appointment” visits, if possible
  • Implementing new cleaning and sanitation procedures 
  • Posting signage to encourage social distancing and educate guests on best practices
  • Reserving at least two hours per week of store time for at-risk customers

RESTAURANTS

  • Limiting occupancy to 50% in restaurants, bars, breweries, cafes, etc.
  • Spacing tables (inside and out) to meet social distancing guidelines
  • Continuing take-out and curbside services
  • Implementing and enhancing order-online services

Health Resources

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