The Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau is proactively monitoring COVID-19 information and new developments locally, nationally, and internationally. Below are links to resources we suggest for visitors to provide you with the most up-to-date information available regarding COVID-19.
Minnesota face mask requirements will be in place beginning Saturday, July 25.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz recently announced an adjustment to Minnesota's Stay Safe Plan, which includes the reopening of restaurants and bars at 50% capacity, and indoor events and attractions at 25% capacity both with a maximum capacity of 150. He has also updated guidelines for indoor event venues, pools and swim parks, and organized adult and youth organized sports. Visit the State of Minnesota’s website for more details on the executive order.
Restrictions & Guidelines
- Mall of America is now open at 50% capacity. Most of the mall's retailers are open, although there are still some tenants who remain closed. With the safety and well-being of MOA's guests, tenants, and staff at the forefront of their preparations, they are eager to welcome you back with some significant property enhancements. Read about what you need to know before you visit here.
- Mall of America attractions, including Nickelodeon Universe and SEA LIFE at Mall of America, are open at 25% capacity with a maximum capacity of 150. Please check directly with attractions for hours of operation and ticket purchasing procedures.
- Minnesota restaurants, bars, cafes, and coffee shops are open at 50% capacity with a maximum of 150 people. Parties of no more than six people must remain six feet from other parties, bar seating is open to parties of two, reservations are required, and establishments must close between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.
- The Bloomington Ice Garden reopened Monday, January 4, 2021 for high school and youth team practices.
- Minnesota Zoo will be reopening to the public beginning January 14. Click to reserve your tickets today and learn what we’re doing to keep you safe.
- The Works Museum is temporarily closed but has at-home engineering resources and STEM activities on its website.
- Many local events have been cancelled or postponed. The Bloomington CVB will keep our event calendar as up to date as possible as cancellations are announced.
Parks and recreation
- Bloomington city parks, playgrounds, and trails remain open. Learn more here.
- Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge trails remain open, but the Visitors Center is closed. Learn more here.
- Three Rivers Park District parks, trails and open space remain open, and beaches, golf courses, and campgrounds are open at a limited capacity. Play areas and swim ponds are currently closed. Learn more here.
- If you visit a park, practice safe social distancing measures and be prepared for no access to restrooms and water fountains. If you are feeling sick, do not visit a park or trail.
- The City of Bloomington's Parks and Recreation department has created an online Recreation Experience Center with resources for recreation at home.
Travel and transportation
- Metro Transit light rail and buses are running at a reduced service beginning March 25. Riders are asked to use Metro Transit for essential service only. Learn more about Metro Transit’s response to COVID-19 here.
- Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport remains open and has ramped up cleaning and disinfecting efforts to make the airport as safe as possible for visitors.
Bloomington CVB COVID-19 response
Due to attraction capacity restrictions and travel advisories, we have paused redemptions of The Big Ticket™ Adventure Pass and hotel packages. Redemptions of previously purchased packages are valid one year from date of purchase. If you have questions about The Big Ticket or a hotel package, please contact us.