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COVID-19 Updates

During this time of COVID-19 outbreak, we are dedicating this page to keeping you updated on our small and local businesses. Please consider supporting them through this trying time, as they are the heart of our community. If you have additions or changes to any information, please email


In these unprecedented times, we want you to know that we are working together to provide resources and assistance as the COVID-19 crisis evolves. Our organizations are banning together to provide up to date information and facts. Brought to you by the Itasca Strong Taskforce: Visit Grand Rapids,  Itasca Economic Development Corporation, Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, Grand Rapids Downtown Business Association city of Grand Rapids and Itasca county. Go to our websites for COVID-19 updates. 


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To help prepare for a full recovery and the possible application for businesses’ financial assistance, Itasca Economic Development Corporation will be conducting a series of business surveys to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on business operations in the Itasca County area. As a business executive, we would very much appreciate your response. It will take approximately 7 minutes to complete the survey. Your responses are absolutely confidential. Responses will only be reported in aggregate. If you ask for help, IEDC will reach out to you personally if your contact information is provided. The results will be used to inform local and state elected officials, government agencies and others.
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You can visit our dining page for more information on Grand Rapids Area dining options.

  • 17th Street Grill – **Free coffee for all health care workers, truck drivers, law enforcement and first responders. Open for delivery and/or takeout Monday – Saturday. 11 am – 2 pm or 4 pm – 8 pm. SEE MENU: 17th Street Grill. 218-326-2600
  • Air Espresso – Open for takeout. READ MORE: Air Espresso 218-326-8226
  • Applebees – Open for takeout 11 am – 9 pm. ORDER ONLINE 218-326-8878
  • Arby’s – Open for Drive through.218-327-2669
  • Bixby’s – CLOSED until further notice. Please follow on FACEBOOK for updates. 218-999-4230
  • Boulder Tap House – Open for takeout 11 am – 8 pm. 15% off for Healthcare workers and Law Enforcement. SEE MENU: Boulder 218-999-0211
  • Brewed Awakenings – Pick up for food and drinks. Please call ahead, or text orders to 218-259-6606 or 218-910-8963. Follow on Facebook for daily muffins. SEE MENU: Brewed
  • Burger King – Drive Thru Open. More Info: Burger King 218-326-9205
  • Caribou – Drive Thru Open 218-326-0542
  • Chad’s Meat Wagon – Curb Side Pick Up 218-256-4628
  • Country Kitchen – CLOSED until further notice. Check back for updates! 218-326-9618
  • Culver’s – Open 7 days a week 11 am – 9 pm for Drive-thru 218-999-0774
  • Dairy Queen – Drive Thru Open – 218-323366
  • Domino’s – Carry Out & Delivery Open 218-326-9444
  • Dottie’s Hometown Cafe – Closed 218-326-8858
  • Dutch Room & Mad Dog’s Pizza – Open for curbside pick up or delivery. ORDER ONLINE: Dutch Room 218-326-1774
  • El Potro – Open daily for Drive-thru and takeout. See their Facebook for updates. 218-326-6275
  • Florio’s – Open for takeout and delivery. Follow on Facebook for specials. Tues-Sat 11 am – 8 pm. SEE MENU: Florio’s 218-999-7077
  • Forest Lake: Forest Lake will be temporarily closed until further notice. Please follow their Facebook page for updates and to continue your support. 218-326-3423
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles – Closed – 218-326-4845
  • Fuji Japanese Restaurant – Closed temporarily 218-326-9009
  • Grand Buffet – Closed temporily 218-326-6000
  • Hardees – Open for Drive Thru 218-999-9533
  • HR Bar and Bistro – Open daily from 7 am – 11 pm for curbside pick up. Follow them on Facebook for info and updates. 218-326-3457
  • Jimmy Johns – Open for Drive Thur & Delivery within 5 minutes of Jimmy Johns location 218-999-5576
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken – Open for Drive Thru 218-326-2509
  • Klockow Brewing – Open for takeout crowlers/growlers and delivery.  SATURDAY, APRIL 2ND BLOOD DRIVE. Donate blood and receive a free to go beverage! Follow Klockow on FACEBOOK for more info. SEE MENU: Klockow 218-999-7229
  • LMNO Pizza – Pick up and FREE delivery. 11 am – 7 pm. Follow on Facebook for updates. SEE MENU: LMNO Pizza 218-999-5000
  • New China – temporarily closed 218-327-1455
  • NoPo Coffee Co – Temporarily closed 218-999-7771
  • Papa Murphy’s – Open for pick up and curb side pick up 218-326-8882
  • Pasties Plus – Pick Up Open 218-398-2994
  • Pickled Loon  – Pick up and delivery available. Follow on Facebook for updates. SEE MENU: Pickled Loon 218-301-0484
  • Pizza Hut – Open for Carry Out and Delivery 218-326-1214
  • Pizza Hut in Target – Temporarily Closed
  • Rapid Fuel – Open for drive thru or carry out 218-999-9093
  • Rapid Nutrition and Coffee Co- Open for takeout or Drive-Thru. SEE MENU: Rapids Nutrition
  • Rapids Brewing Company – Open for carry out 218-999-9712
  • Sammy’s Pizza – Open for takeout and delivery. Sammy’s Pizza will also be providing free lunches to children who are out of school. Follow their FACEBOOK page for updates. 218-326-8551
  • Scenic Pines Restaurant – Open regular hours for takeout. Follow on Facebook for updates. SEE MENU:  Scenic Pines 218-245-1818
  • Spartan Deli – Open for curbside takeout. Free cold press with sandwich purchase. Follow on Facebook for specials. ORDER ONLINE: Spartan Deli218-301-5001
  • Starbucks – Temporarily Closed 218-326-3031
  • Subway South – Open for Carry Out 218-326-02
  • Subway North – Open For Carry Out 218-327-2683
  • Sweet Amelia’s – Starting 3/25/20 Sweet Amelia’s will be doing pick up DIY cupcake kits. Open for Curb Side Pick Up. Call 218-910-6554. Follow on FACEBOOK for updates.
  • Taco Bell – Open for drive Thru. 218-326-7990
  • Taco John’s  – Open for Drive Thru. 218-999-7474
  • Toivo’s –  Offering Takeout an Delivery. Follow on Facebook for daily specials. SEE MENU: Toivo’s 218-999-5550
  • UnWined Up North – Open for delivery and curbside takeout. Follow on Facebook for updates. SEE MENU: UnWined 218-999-9234
  • Zorbaz – Temporarily closed. 218-326-1006


NOTE: Many of our Small Retail Stores offer Online Stores and Ordering Via Phone. Please check with individual retailers. These are updates only relevant to special situations involving the COVID-19. Thank you!

You can visit our shopping and services page for more information.

  • Ardent Bicycle –  OPEN. Bike shops are considered an essential service under the Governor’s executive order. Please practice social distancing and follow their FACEBOOK for updates.
  • Arrow Embroidery – Closed to walk in traffic. Please call 218-326-1133 for appointments.
  • Bender’s Shoes – **GIFT CARD SALE** For every $100 Gift Card you purchase from Bender’s, get a $25 gift card to Sammy’s Pizza! Shop ONLINE
  • Custom Life Clothing-Closed for walk-in traffic. Available by phone or email, and arrangments can be made for delivery. 218-245-5341 or find them on Facebook
  • Frame Up – Closed until further notice. Message them directly if you have art you need to pick up.
  • Itasca ReStore – Closed until further notice. Appointments will be available on Tuesdays for those who are in need. Call:  218-256-6656 or Email Follow their Facebook page for updates.
  • Lake & Co – The Lake and Co is offering free shipping in their online store. Visit them ONLINE
  • Lake Lover Vintage – Not open to the public but available by phone for products, gift certificates and custom orders. Kathy 218.244.4422
  • Mississippi Diamond Jewelers – Taking appointments and shipping products. SHOP ONLINE
  • North in Bloom –FREE delivery to Grand Itasca and Grand Rapids Assisted Living Facilities. Order Kids project kits $15 8 am – 4 pm Mon-Fri and 8 am – 12 pm Sat. ONLINE
  • Nuch’s In the Corner – open 8 AM to 7 PM. Pay at the pump with credit card, full service fueling and propane available. Disinfecting regularly in between customers. For more information check out their Facebook page.
  • Shaw Florist –  Will do non-contact deliveries and curbside pick up. Call 218-326-7429 or order online
  • Wildland Fabric – The store will be closed until further notice. However, you can schedule an appointment to shop or have fabric delivered to you.  READ MORE


  • American Bank- Lobby by appointment only. Drive-thru services are available. Please visit their website for contact information.
  • Baby Steps – Closed until further notice. During this time, if you are in an emergency situation needing diapers, wipes or formula please call Baby Steps at 218-326-2300 and leave a message with your name and phone number Follow their FACEBOOK for updates.
  • Sammy’s Pizza! Shop ONLINE
  • Bryan Schlict American Familly Insurance – Follow their FACEBOOK for updates. Offices are closed, but staff can be reached at 218-326-8591 or 
  • Computer Enterprises- Closed to walk-in traffic. Follow on FACEBOOK for updates. Technical services still available: call 218-326-1897 or email
  • Doc House Suite – Offering reduced rates and extended stays. READ MORE
  • Edward Jones (Michelle Rodenberg) – Offices closed, but available for calls and web meetings. 218-212-7661.
  • Edward Jones (Kristina Gaalaas) – Offices closed to the public  Call 218-326-8100 or email
  • Edward Jones (John Weber) – Offices closed to the public, but available for calls and web meetings. 218-212-7378
  • First American Title Company – Offices open by appointment only. Follow their Facebook page for updates.
  • Grace House – Grace House will be CLOSED until further notice. Current residents are being rehoused. See their WEBSITE for more information.
  • Grand Rapids Loan Company – Offices will be closed until further notice. Visit their Facebook page for updates, or call 218-326-6646 to set up an appointment.
  • Itasca County Historical Society – Closed until further notice. Follow their Facebook page for updates and fun historic facts!
  • Member’s CoOp – Lobby closed to the public, but open for drive-thru and online biking. Follow their Facebook for updates.
  • Minuteman Press – OPEN! Call for delivery or pick up and follow their Facebook for more information. GET YOUR ITASCA STRONG DECALS AND BANNERS TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THE COMMUNITY! 25% of the proceeds will go to Second Harvest Heartland.
  • Move It Realestate – Open for appointments. Follow on FACEBOOK for updates and new listings or call 218-327-9889
  • Rowell Family Dentistry –  Please do not come in for your appointment if you are feeling ill. Any questions or concerns call their office. 218-326-1266.
  • SEH Inc – Staff are working from home during this time. Please call 218-322-4500
  • Silver Tip Graphics- Open regular hours with pick up and delivery options. Silver Tip will be offering temporary signage discounts to aid area businesses in getting their message heard. Visit them ONLINE for more information.
  • Travel Leaders  -Not open to the public we are still available Monday thru Thursday from 10AM to 3PM. You can reach me between 10am to 3pm tomorrow if that works for you or call my cell at 9am at 218-301-6867. For more information visit their Facebook page.
  • Treasure Bay Printing – Treasure Bay is offering area restaurants the first 500 printed takeout menus free.Call for appointments. Curbside Pick up only.  READ MORE.
  • True North Salon & Spa Inc – ***COVID 19 % OFF  SALE!!!*** Shop Online now for this Thursday’s Sale (3/26). Closed until further notice. Please consider purchasing Gift Cards for your future appointment ONLINE
  • US Bank – Please use drive-thru or online banking at this time. Call for questions: 218-327-5340
  • Visit Grand Rapids – Staff are working remotely. Contact or for questions or concerns. Any updates to this page can be sent to
  • Wayne’s Automotive – Open regular hours for essential services. Extra precautions are being followed to ensure staff and customers safety.
  • Woodland Bank – Open for Drive-thru Services. Lobby available by appointment ONLY. Follow their Facebook Page for updates and contact information.
  • Xerox – Open by appointment only. Please call 218-326-9697

Virtual Entertainment Opportunities

  • Google 360 Virtual Tours

  • Virtual Trivia Tuesday with UnWined – Tuesdays at 7 pm. Play along on Facebook with friends! Office Trivia.
  • MacRostie Art Center – Join the Mac for the virtual Art around the world tour. Follow on FACEBOOK for updates.
  • KAXE – Connect with the community by listening to KAXE programming. Follow on Facebook for updates and live streams at
  • KOZY/KMFY/J105 – Stream your favorite music from local radio stations.
  • Visit Grand Rapids – Find out your perfect way to Blaze New Trails in Grand Rapids this year. Share with friends and family to see their results! TAKE THE QUIZ
  • Grand Rapids Area Visitor Guide – Browse our interactive visitor guide!
  • YMCA Stay Healthy Challenge – Pick a team and sign up for this fun, an interactive and virtual challenge from the YMCA. Details
  • Reif Center –  The Reif Center, in partnership with the MacRostie Art Center and ICTV will be host a virtual First Friday, follow their Facebook page for updates
  • Grand Rapids Herald Review – Keep updated on local news ONLINE

Resident & Community Resources

  • Center for Disease Control – Reliable information about the disease ONLINE
  • Updates from the Governor – New from the Governor’s office ONLINE
  • MN Department of Health – Stay up to date with current Minnesota COVID-19 cases ONLINE
  • FREE MEALS: to those who need provided by the Community Cafe in Grand Rapids and Deer River. In Grand Rapids located at Keisler House.  (behind Walmart) Tuesday thru Thursday from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Take-out meals only. We ask that you wait outside either by the door or in your car for service.
  • FREE LUNCHES: District 318 is offering free lunch deli
  • Minnesota Department of Unemployment Insurance – Apply ONLINE
  • Minnesota Department of Revenue – is granting a 30-day Sales and Use Tax grace period for businesses identified in Executive Order 20-04. During this time the department will not assess penalties or interest.
  • City of Grand Rapids – The city of Grand Rapids will remain closed until further notice. READ MORE
  • Itasca County – Updated COVID-19 Information.
  • Blandin Foundation – The Blandin Foundation staff is currently working remotely. READ UPDATE
  • United Way – Check out the United Way’s list of community and non-profit resources and volunteer opportunities.

Business Resources

  • Updates from the Governor – New from the Governor’s office ONLINE
  • MN Department of Health – Stay up to date with current Minnesota COVID-19 cases ONLINE
  • Itasca Economic Development Corp  – Updates and resources for Itasca Area Businesses ONLINE
  • Minnesota Department of Unemployment Insurance – Apply ONLINE
  • Minnesota Department of Revenue – is granting a 30-day Sales and Use Tax grace period for businesses identified in Executive Order 20-04. During this time the department will not assess penalties or interest.
  • Hospitality MN Updates – News from hospitality industry lobbying efforts ONLINE
  • US Travel Agency– COVID 19 UPDATES
  • GREDA Emergency Working Capitol Loan Program – The Grand Rapids Economic Development Authority (GREDA), through an investment by the Blandin Foundation, is allocating $500,000 for use in providing direct, emergency financing to businesses in the City of Grand Rapids experiencing financial hardship due to the social and economic disturbance resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Learn all of the details and how to apply click HERE.
  • CARES Act  – Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act was signed by President Trump to help provide financial stability and relief for individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19. To access the Small Business Guide to the CARES Act, please click HERE.
    To acces the Small Business Checklist from the US Chamber of Commerce, please click HERE.
  • FFCRA – On March 18, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) into law.  Impacted employers must be in compliance with this law by April 2, 2020. View the full document HERE.
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