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Whitefish launches initiative to keep businesses safe as tourism increases

Posted at 4:17 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 13:27:12-04

WHITEFISH — The city of Whitefish is promoting responsible tourism with a new initiative called "clean, careful, connected".

Whitefish City Manager Dana Smith told MTN News that the city is working with the Whitefish Convention and Visitors Bureau to keep businesses and tourists safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

She explained that the city is providing businesses with resources such as informational fliers and frequently asked questions to keep visitors safe from the spread of coronavirus.

"There are different types of fliers, posters that businesses can download and print and they can put them in their windows or however else they'd like to use them," Smith said.

"The city is working on a similar banner to put above highway 93 so that as people are entering downtown Whitefish they're reminded that we are still in a state where we need to be cautious of COVID-19. It has not gone away," she added.

Smith told MTN News that tourism traffic is picking up downtown and expects to see more tourists in July.

She added that if businesses have any questions regarding safety and sanitation they should contact the Flathead City-County Health Department.

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