Over the years I’ve written so many blog posts on fun things to do, businesses to check out, outdoor adventures, local events, concerts, plays, kid activities, you name it. So when I looked at my line up of upcoming suggestions of things to do, or things that I that I’d planned to write about and share, I took a pause. This blog has always had a mission statement of sharing positive messaging on things to do in our area. While Nevada County doesn’t currently have any known cases of COVID-19, we’re all doing our best to help stop the spread of the virus. The Outside Inn has a long history of supporting our community and now seems like a great time to remind folks that we’re a small community, with a big heart.
Did you know there are a number of local businesses that will offer curb-side pick ups, free shipping or will offer online consultations? The Olive Groove in downtown Grass Valley is offering curb side pick ups for anyone wanting a fix of boutique olive oil without close contact. Two Little Birds Boutique in downtown Nevada City is offering free shipping. Element & Loft is offering hands free shopping. Brick & mortar shops are getting creative on how to stay open, so make sure to either check out their websites or give them a call if you’re looking for something.
Get Take Out
Take a Hike
Spread the word
Use social media and your network of people to share that Nevada City & Grass Valley are open and welcoming. And while travel is currently not encouraged for those 60+, it’s important to remind folks, especially in these trying times, of the many positive reasons why we call Nevada City home. I don’t know about you, but we’re ready for some good news! It’s important to remind not only tourists and the media in general, but the locals, that we are a tourist community that welcomes folks to come to town. The coronavirus have impacted everyone, but a reminder for those who follow the Outside Inn and Inn Town Campground that when this passes, we are open year round, so let’s all remind folks that we’re an awesome place to visit, even if it’s those planning their late fall adventures! For those of you online, you can share this blog post, or tag Visit Nevada City on Instagram using #VisitNevadaCity to remind and show folks of the community strength and support.
Finally, we have a wonderful community in Grass Valley and Nevada City. Many of you also live in wonderful communities of your own. More than anytime in our history, we must rely on our neighbors and communities to get through this time. We are all in this together, please be mindful of the science behind this virus and exercise the patience, compassion and warmth the are essential for all us to get through this. We love our guests and community and know that we are thinking about you always. Be well, be healthy.
Erin & Dan at the Outside Inn and Inn Town Campground.
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