Frankenmuth Response to COVID-19
The Frankenmuth Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 as the situation continues to evolve.
Updated Thursday, April 2, 2020
The Frankenmuth Chamber and CVB is serving alongside other community leaders from the City, Township, churches, schools, health professionals and more to help address the needs of the community through a Frankenmuth Task Force. We will continue to be here to serve, protect and inform our community as things change throughout this epidemic.
Due to the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe.” Executive Order, many Frankenmuth businesses have either closed or moved as many staff as possible to work-from-home. The Visitor Center is currently closed, but the telephone lines remain staffed to answer your questions at 800-FUN-TOWN or (989) 652-6106. This order remains in effect until 4/13/20.
Many upcoming events have been postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19. Our calendar of events at frankenmuth.org/events is being updated as we are made aware of those changes. Please check back often for new updates so you can make appropriate changes to your travel plans.
DREAM & PLAN
The Frankenmuth CVB encourages you to use this time to dream of your next Frankenmuth trip. Frankenmuth.org is a great place to find inspiration and begin planning your future visit!
UP TO DATE BUSINESS INFORMATION
Below are links to resources regarding businesses that remain open for take-out food service as well as those whom have online sales, services or gift cards available. These are great ways you can safely support your favorite Frankenmuth business while we await your next visit. These lists are changing daily, so please check back each time you need something to see what is available at that time. We also have a link to the essential services you may need during this challenging time, especially for those that live in our community.
They need not be a member of the Chamber of Commerce to be listed at this time.
BE SAFE & INFORMED
Below are links to the most trusted sources of information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from national, state and local health officials. Our local Frankenmuth Task Force has also provided the following information to our residents and any critical infrastructure guests that remain in our community. (VIEW FILE) Please use the city’s information line, 989-652-3441, for the latest local information. The State of Michigan has established a COVID-19 hotline, 1-888-535-6136, between 8am and 5pm daily.
The Frankenmuth CVB is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest news and resources. We will share those with you and help prevent the spread of misinformation.
Continue the CVB’s marketing campaigns including print, digital and social tactics. We will also continue our regular social media messaging while remaining cognizant of changes in conditions.
We will work with the media to prevent the spread of misinformation as well as to help the media and the public understand the adverse effect this pandemic could have on our tourism industry.
Below are some resources to help our business community in figuring out the best solutions for them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SBA Disaster Loan Application
Apply online for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan from the U.S. Small Business Association
Business Guidance & Mentorship Resources
For help in navigating the program options available to Michigan small businesses