COVID-19 Response updates and information

Special Statement on Supporting Local Businesses

Many Galena Country businesses have had to totally change the way they operate during this pandemic. It is more important than ever to support these local establishments. Purchase a carry-out meal or delivery, buy gift cards to use on a later date, book future experiences, leave positive reviews on TripAdvisor, Google, and social media channels. Please note the important health updates from our local and state leaders listed below. Then, do what you can to stay healthy and support small businesses in our community.

COVID-19 Response updates and information

We are closely monitoring all updates from the CDC, the City of Galena, Jo Daviess County and the State of Illinois regarding the COVID-19 virus. The health and safety of our stakeholders and visitors is our highest priority.

As health officials learn more about the COVID-19 virus, the overall consensus is to be aware, be prepared, stay informed and practice healthy habits and preventable actions, including social distancing.

Below is a list of helpful informational links:

Note: Jo Daviess County Transit riders are required to wear masks on all of our transit vehicles.

Helpful blogs to read: 

Restaurant Offerings 

Many restaurants in the area are offering convenient curbside pick-up or delivery service to your home. This is a great way to experience the different flavors of Galena Country at the same time as supporting local restauranteurs at this difficult time. For a full list of offerings, visit Galena’s Dining at a Distance page. *Restauranteurs, please submit your updates to this page: https://bit.ly/3bGvWmi.  As of May 29, restaurants are permitted to open their outdoor dining areas for seated dining with social distance restrictions in place.

Beer, Wine & Spirit Offerings 

Blaum Bros. Distilling Co: Curbside pick-up, in-store retail sales, and outdoor seating.
Fergedaboudit Winery: Curbside pick-up
Galena Cellars Winery (downtown Galena): Curbside pick-up Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sun. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m
Galena Brewing Co: Growler sales and refills Tue.-Fri. 4-7 p.m & Sat. noon-7 p.m.
Grape Escape Cocktail Bar: Curbside pick-up
Jamies Wine Studio: Curbside pick-up Fri.-Sun.
Massbach Ridge Winery Tasting Room: Retail sales only Fri., Sat. and Sun. Noon – 5 p.m.
Massbach Ridge Winery Vineyard: Open daily for curbside pick-up
Pecatonica Beer Co. Tap House: Growler sales and refills Sat. 3-5 p.m.
Rocky Waters Winery: Call to order

** Food and beverage pick up and delivery times may vary, please call location for further information.

Shopping

As of May 29, non-essential retail stores are permitted to open their doors to customers with social distance restrictions in place. Many stores also offer curbside pickup and the following stores offer online shopping service:  

Grocery Supplies

Galena Brewing Co.: Open 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri. & Sat. Noon-7 p.m.
Hermanos Latinos II Mexican Store: 245 N. Main St., Galena. Open Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. & Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
La Unica Mexicana Grocery Store: 218 N. Commerce St., Galena. Open 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. daily
Pat’s Country House Grocery
Sullivans Foods: Open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily
Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly: Open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. daily
Walmart, Galena: Open 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. daily

Golf 

Galena Country Golf Courses and the Drive 20 Golf Trail are open with restrictions. Please contact the courses for details.

Event Changes 

Galena Country event postponements and cancellations can be found here: visitgalena.org/events-calendar

Stay Connected

Sand Prairie, has opened its Wi-Fi hotspots for free and added new locations to help make sure everyone stays connected! These “parking lot” hotspots are available to anyone who needs them, whether downloading and uploading schoolwork and assignments, connecting with coworkers while working from home, or staying in touch with family and friends. You’ll find our hotspots in these locations:

Elizabeth

  • Village of Elizabeth Public Parking Lot – next to the Apple River Fort Welcome Center
  • Elizabeth Community Building/Terrapin Park

Galena

  • Grant Park
  • Downtown Galena

East Dubuque

  • Downtown East Dubuque

Closed until further notice:

Abe’s Spring Street Guest Home
Alice’s Snyder House B&B
Apple River Fort State Historic Site
Chicago Great Western Railroad Depot
Chestnut Mountain Resort
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa – Open from June 12
Galena Country Welcome Center
Galena Public Library
Galena & U.S. Grant Museum
Jail Hill Inn – Open from June 1

Lamberson Guest House – Open from May 29
Linmar Gardens
The Cornerstone
Winston Tunnel
Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site