Community Status - September 2020


Under the Safe Start Order, starting July 31, 2020, Executive Order 2020-160 limits statewide indoor gatherings to 10 people or less and, limits outdoor gatherings to 100.  Individuals are required to wear a face covering whenever they are in an indoor public space. It also requires the use of face coverings in crowded outdoor spaces. Most significantly, the order requires any business that is open to the public to refuse entry or service to people who refuse to wear a face covering, with limited exceptions.  Under the governor’s order, businesses that are open to the public must refuse entry and service to individuals who fail to comply, and must post signs at all entrances instructing customers of their legal obligation to wear a face covering while inside.  Exemptions from wear a mask in Michigan businesses include:  


Governor Whitmer Signs Order Reopening Gyms and Pools.  "Under Executive Order 2020-175, all gyms and pools that reopen must enforce strict safety measures. Gyms must require wearing of masks at all times, including times of exercise, configure workout stations or implement protocols to enable six feet of distance between individuals during exercise sessions, reduce class sizes to enable at least six feet of separation between individuals, provide equipment-cleaning products throughout the gym, and more." 



We encourage you to contact lodging and local businesses ahead of your visit to the South Haven area for specific details, safety protocols and up to date hours of operation. 


Listed below is information you may find helpful as you plan your trip:

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact us at any time.
  - Your friends at the South Haven/Van Buren County Convention & Visitors Bureau.


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Find Your Escape in South Haven.

From the beautiful beaches along Lake Michigan to the eclectic eateries, award-winning wineries, quaint boutiques and the natural scenic surroundings - there's just something special about this place. South Haven and the surrounding West Michigan area offer much more than typical tourism, but a vacation getaway experience you'll never forget.

The charming beach town of South Haven offers lakeside fun for the entire family, a walk-able downtown with unique shops and restaurants, and enough maritime history, arts, live music, and culture to keep you coming back time and time again. The surrounding area offers beautiful nature trails, gorgeous golf courses and stunning inland lakes. Just a short drive from South Haven are several more charming lakeshore towns to visit during your trip. Experience a West Michigan adventure you won't soon forget. No matter the season, there's always a reason to stop by and stay awhile.

The South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau is your local South Haven and West Michigan tourism and vacation experts. We're happy to show you the best of our area and the unforgettable experiences you will have here.

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South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau
546 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone: 269 637-5252