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.
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Minnesota Department of Health
- Guidance for Social Distancing in Youth and Adults Sports
- CDC's Recommendations for Events and Gatherings
- Minnesota's Stay Safe Plan
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has introduced Stay Safe Minnesota, in effect starting May 19. During this period, gatherings are limited to 25 people or less, and some places of business remain closed or open with limited capacity requirements. Visit the State of Minnesota’s website for more details on the executive order.
Closures and cancellations
- Mall of America is now open at 50% capacity. Some retailers, restaurants, and attractions, including Nickelodeon Universe®, 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. What to know before you go.
- Minnesota restaurants, bars, cafes, and coffee shops are now open for dine-in service at 50% capacity. View a full list of Bloomington restaurants offerings here.
- Some Bloomington city facilities are currently closed. Bloomington Center for the Arts' galleries are open to the public for limited hours.
- The Minnesota Zoo is temporarily closed but is offering at-home programming with distance learning assistance, animal webcams, and more.
- The Works Museum is temporarily closed but has at-home engineering resources and STEM activities on its website.
- Paisley Park will open at a limited capacity on July 1. Celebration 2020 has been postponed until the fall.
- 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 closures and travel advisories, we have paused redemptions of The Big Ticket™ Adventure Pass and hotel packages through August 1. 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.