ewn & Coronavirus/COVID-19


The Planning Committee for Empowered Women's Network places the health and safety of our supporters above all else. We have been in communication with our event host, Holiday Inn & Suites - Downtown Duluth, to ensure they are taking all necessary precautions to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus, and doing all they can for the safety of event attendees. 

The EWN Committee has decided to follow all government recommendations that the CDC, Minnesota and Wisconsin Health Department release in regards to in-person meetings. Their recommendations are as follows: 

Updated on March 20, 2020

To protect the public's health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, events as described below should be postponed or canceled across the state of Minnesota. MDH will continue to evaluate the situation and may recommend opening earlier or staying canceled for longer. These events include those scheduled by communities and organizations but also by individuals. The following is intended to provide general guidance for mitigation strategies. Organizers or settings may need to take into consideration unique risks and make decisions that are protective of their communities.

CDC recommends postponing and canceling until further notice:

  • Events where 50 people or more would gather.

  • Smaller events (fewer than 50 people) that are held in crowded auditoriums, rooms, or other venues that do not allow social distancing of 6 feet per person.

  • Events with more than 10 people where the majority of participants are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

By order of the governor, beginning March 17 at 5 p.m., and continuing until March 27 at 5 p.m., the following places of public accommodation are closed to members of the public:

  • Restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, and other places of public accommodation offering food or beverage for on-premises consumption, excluding institutional or in-house food cafeterias that serve residents, employees, and clients of businesses, child care facilities, hospitals, and longterm care facilities.
  • Bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, clubs, and other places of public accommodation offering alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.
  • Hookah bars, cigar bars, and vaping lounges offering their products for on-premises consumption.
  • Theaters, cinemas, indoor and outdoor performance venues, and museums.
  • Gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, and spas.
  • Amusement parks, arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor climbing facilities, skating rinks, trampoline parks, and other similar recreational or entertainment facilities.
  • Country clubs, golf clubs, boating or yacht clubs, sports or athletic clubs, and dining clubs.

Places of public accommodation are encouraged to offer food and beverage using delivery service, window service, walk-up service, drive-through service, or drive-up service, and to use precautions in doing so to mitigate the potential transmission of COVID-19, including social distancing.

We will continue to assess the information that comes to us, with everyone’s health in mind. If you have any questions about EWN please contact us at ewnduluth@gmail.com, or contact any of our planning committee members listed on our About Us page.

Additional information is available here: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html