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These are some of the familiar, friendly faces that want to welcome you back to downtown Eau Claire. We’re taking extra steps to make your visit safe. Come to enjoy the natural beauty while visiting the businesses you love. We all built our downtown into what it is today and together we can help it continue to grow.

Enter to Win

Visit your favorite business, snap a photo, and tag them and Downtown Eau Claire using #Root4EC on Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win! Every two weeks starting July 29 through the end of September, three winners will be randomly selected to win a $50 gift card to one of our DECI members.

Before You Visit



Plan Your Trip

Check in with your stops ahead of time. Business websites or social media will have updates on hours, restrictions on number of visitors, appointments needed, or any mask/PPE requirements of customers. If window shopping, look for door signage communicating this information before you enter.

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Protect Yourself & Others

Stay home if sick. Mask Up. Practice social distancing (6 feet!). Bring and use hand sanitizer. Wash your hands when you get home.

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Consider curbside or online ordering

Many of our members and downtown businesses have adapted to offer online shopping and/or curbside pickup.It’s a great way to support the business while also staying safe.

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Be Kind

Our businesses are working very hard to make adaptations to keep their staff and customers as safe as possible. Remember to treat each other as if we depend on one another to get through this⁠—because we do.

Support DECI Members

Many downtown businesses are open physically and online (or both!). Make sure to check their websites, social medias, and possibly even call to find out how to best support them.

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COVID-19 “Committed to Safety” Covenant


COVID-19 “Committed to Safety” Covenant

If you see the decal above on a business/organization, that means they have pledged to implement appropriate steps to provide a safe environment for customers, employees and the public at large in accordance with local City-County Health Department recommendations. This program is being facilitated through the Chippewa Valley Economic Recovery Task Force. Below is a map of participating busineses and here is a PDF with the businesses that gets updated weekly. If you're a business that wants to apply for the decal, visit the Task Force form.