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Travel Tips

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy.

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New mitigation restrictions have been announced for the entire region beginning Friday, Nov. 20. Restrictions include a pause on indoor dining at restaurants and indoor seating at bars. Retail stores are limited to 25 percent occupancy. Casinos and museums are closed until further notice. Find more detailed information on mitigation restrictions here.

Please support local restaurants in the region by ordering carryout or delivery. As we head in to the holidays, shop local for all of your holiday gifts!

We care. We care about you and your family and want you to be safe and healthy. That's why we are doing things a bit differently in the Great Rivers & Routes region right now.

With COVID 19 impacting businesses and overall travel, it is important to stay informed. We are dedicated to providing the most up-to-date information available on this page about the effects of the virus on local events and activities.  And we want to provide ways you can safely visit our businesses and enjoy the scenic beauty and historical charm of our Route 66 and Mississippi River communities.

While the news continues to evolve, we are here to support you, our hospitality communities and tourism.

The map below identifies the health regions that include the Great Rivers & Routes communities and counties. If new mandates or restrictions are implemented, they will be enacted by region. We will continue to update any changes to restrictions here.

Stay safe and healthy. And when the time is right, be sure to visit us here in the Great Rivers & Routes region of southwest Illinois!

Restore Illinois Health Regions

Restore Illinois Health Regions

Updates to COVID-19 Crisis in Illinois

Illinois Department of Public Health

Information on how COVID-19 is impacting Illinois.

Centers for Disease Control

Guidance for travelers -- up-to-date information from the CDC.

Madison County Health Department

Updates and guidance on Madison County COVID response

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