Treasure Island Resort & Casino is requiring guests to mask up.
The popular destination announced that, as of 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, everyone on the property — whether vaccinated or not — will have to wear a mask while indoors.
The resort is "strongly encouraging, but not requiring" people to wear a mask while at its amphitheater.
The move comes in response to the delta variant, which is fueling a rise in COVID-19 cases nationally and in Minnesota. The resort cites guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which suggests everyone in public, indoor spaces where a mask if in an area with high or substantial transmission.
Goodhue County, like most of Minnesota at this point, is experiencing high transmission.
Employees must also wear masks, and the resort has reduced hotel capacity while adding barriers and sanitizing stations to help mitigate COVID spread.
"Protecting the health and safety of our guests and team members has guided our decisions and actions throughout this pandemic and remains our top priority," Treasure Island said.