COVID-19 Resources

Healthcare, Business and Employee Resources


Welcome to Ely, Minnesota.  Our community is nestled within the Superior National Forest and on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  Our forests, waterways, and recreation opportunities draw thousands north to our area each year.  Of course, we are a community filled with inspiring artists, entrepreneurs, and north woods enthusiasts who help produce unique products and memorable experiences.

The Ely Chamber of Commerce operates Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from October 1 to May 20.  Our summer hours are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  We host the visitor and information center on the west end of town and our friendly, experienced staff are happy to provide assistance with finding lodging, area trails, unique shopping spots, or the perfect dining experience.

We are following the State of Minnesota Mask Mandate.  We offer free disposable and fabric masks in our office at 1600 E. Sheridan Street.  We encourage visitors to wear face masks while shopping and out in public areas during their stay until the Mask Mandate is lifted. If you are new to wearing masks, the following video provides easy guidelines for applying and removing both face masks and gloves.  Face Mask Demo

The Business Hours, Service & Covid-19 List contains information on our entire business community.  We have reached out to businesses to request changes in hours of operation, closures, and special services provided.  


Reliable resources are available to monitor information on a local, state, and national level. 


Ely Area Food Shelf - Regular distribution day is the third Wednesday.  Emergency assistance call 218-235-8527

Ely Community Health Center - Health needs and healthcare enrollment contact 

WELY Radio 94.5 FM - Providing community news & updates


Covid-19 Executive Orders