A MESSAGE TO OUR VISITORS, GUESTS, AND TOURISM PARTNERS:
Our team shares the global concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak and the impact of these unprecedented events. As we do our best to navigate through the rapidly changing developments, we believe we have a responsibility to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Mason City Visitor Center is currently closed to the public until further notice. Packets of our most requested brochures and maps are available for pick-up in our 24-hour foyer as well as our self-serve kiosk located in Central Park.
We remain committed to providing visitors with accurate and timely information about traveling to our community safely. We continue to update this page with information for those interested in visiting Mason City and North Iowa. Phone calls and emails will be returned as promptly as possible. If you plan to travel, we encourage you to follow guidance provided by the CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health.
Many local businesses are beginning to reopen with capacity limits and safety measures in place. Please check individual attraction websites for information and be aware of restrictions and safety procedures before planning to travel.
In the meantime, stay safe, keep informed, take care of one another, wash your hands (with soap), and be well.⠀
Thank you for your understanding,
The Visit Mason City Team
The following businesses may reopen across the state of Iowa. Businesses must adhere to capacity limits and other social distancing and hygiene measures:
- Retail establishments
- Drive-In theaters
- Farmers’ markets (food vendors only, no entertainment)
- Museums, aquariums, and zoos
- Movie theaters
- Wedding reception venues
- Swimming pools (for lap swims and lessons)
Effective Thursday, May 28, bars and other alcohol-related establishments that have been limited to carryout and delivery will be permitted to reopen for indoor and outdoor seating, following public health measures.
Effective June 1, 2020, the following businesses may reopen, following capacity limits and public health procedures:
- Outdoor performance venues
- Casinos and gaming facilities
- Amusements, bowling alleys, arcades
- Skating rinks and skate parks
- Outdoor playgrounds
Gatherings of more than 10 people are allowed beginning June 1, 2020, but capacity/attendance must be limited and social distancing must be followed.
The following businesses remain closed:
- Indoor performance venues/theaters
- Indoor playgrounds
CLICK HERE to review the complete proclamation signed by Governor Reynolds on May 26, 2020.