Travel Alert: Covid-19
During this season, Milledgeville is open. Your safety and health are our top priorities as Visit Milledgeville continues to actively monitor the latest developments surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19). Our hospitality partners across our community are implementing new and enhanced protocols to better protect you so that we may confidently welcome you back once again.
So whether you’re trying to figure out where to responsibly roam or you’ve decided it’s still best to stay at home, we’re working to round up the resources you need to help make educated decisions for your family. Be safe, be smart and stay well. There’s only one you and to us, our much loved visitor, you’re #OneInAMilly.
What to Expect When Visiting
Below are highlights of protocols from our various industry partners and information on what you can expect during your upcoming visit. Together, let’s adventure as safely as possible.
The City of Milledgeville has passed an ordinance to require face masks in public places. If you are outside in a public place and cannot maintain a minimum of 6 feet from people who do not live with you or you are inside any building that is not your residence or in a commercial vehicle with others who do not live with you, you must wear a mask unless the entity has posted a sign on its entrance.
As essential members of our business community, our hotels have led the way in establishing enhanced cleaning standards. The American Hotel & Lodging Association has launched a Stay Safe initiative and corporate brands have also launched their own innovative health and safety measures to decrease risk of transmission. New procedures you may notice while in town include remote check-in abilities, individually sealed breakfast items, increased sanitation, and decluttered paper interactions and amenities.
Many of our Milledgeville restaurants have reopened their doors and eagerly await your return. Using the social distancing guidelines established by the governor's office, restaurants are once again open for dine-in service under compliance with 39 state-mandated guidelines. Standard operational requirements include screening workers for fever and respiratory illness, spacing dining area seating by six feet, increasing workplace sanitation, and wearing masks and gloves as appropriate. You may also notice extra procedures such as limited capacity, guest temperature checks, enhanced bathroom sanitation, printed menus and minimized cash exchanges.
Not looking to dine-in right now? Many of our Milledgeville restaurants are still continuing to offer curbside and take-out. Call to place your order!
Our local attractions look forward to welcoming guests on property and have been busy preparing new measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. For more information on each location's health and safety implementations click here.
Getting outside is a great way to maintain the appropriate social distance. We’ve rounded up some basic tips to help you responsibly enjoy Milledgeville’s natural beauty, Lake Sinclair, the Oconee River and our trails.
Visitor Center staff are on site to provide support for visitor inquiries. All staff members are required to wear masks while interacting face to face with visitors. Contactless service is also available upon request for those who prefer it.
HOW TO HELP DO YOUR PART
Please don’t travel if you feel unwell or are running a fever. Stay home, rest and feel well! We’ll be here when you’re ready to enjoy your time in Milledgeville.
Wash hands frequently with soap and water and while venturing out take advantage of the many hand sanitizing stations that have been installed by local businesses.
Please be respectful of others personal space and maintain a minimum of 6 ft distance from others not within your party.
Be a good steward of our beautiful natural resources and follow the Leave No Trace principles by planning to pack out everything you pack in.
Find current information about travelling in Georgia from Explore Georgia at this link: Covid-19 Travel Information.
Read the most current copy of Governor Brian Kemp's emergency orders on the Governor's webpage.
Get up to date information on Cases in the U.S. from the Centers for Disease Control.
Get daily updates from the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to navigate this evolving situation to best care for and protect our visitors and local community.