Saturday, August 1, 2020

'This has been the year of worry': Wisconsin tourism businesses are concerned with Chicago's new travel restrictions

From JSOnline:

Genevieve Redsten
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Since Friday, anyone traveling from Wisconsin to Chicago is required to quarantine for 14 days
The decision by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 as Wisconsin's case numbers spike. But some Wisconsin business owners worry the policy could diminish tourism, dealing yet another blow to the struggling economy.
Lake Geneva  is well-known as a destination for Chicagoans who want to escape the city for some Wisconsin lake views. But according to the travel order, any Chicagoans who travel to Wisconsin would need to self-quarantine for 14 days upon return.
Stephanie Klett — who served as secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism from 2011 to 2019 — now markets the resort town to potential tourists in her role as the president and CEO of Visit Lake Geneva.

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