All of the shops participating in the Great Northern Yarn Haul are taking precautions to protect patrons and employees during the current pandemic.
Many have reduced hours, appointment-only times, and/or restrictions on the number of customers who are allowed in the shop at a time.
We strongly suggest visiting each shop's website to get information about the most current accommodations prior to getting in your car. Since this Yarn Haul spans three states, state-mandated accommodations may vary between shops, in addition to individual shops' policies.
We understand that not everyone feels comfortable visiting shops given the current situation, so we are also allowing virtual participation this year. Please visit the list of participating shops for links to each shop's online store (where available). If you are participating virtually, please let the shop know at checkout so they can send you a marker for your passport.
If you are visiting shops in person, we strongly recommend that you bring a mask and be prepared to use hand sanitizer and/or wash your hands upon arriving at each store.
We know this is a social event for many participants. If you plan to Haul with friends, please consider taking separate vehicles. If you plan to drive together with someone who is outside your social isolation bubble, please observe appropriate social distancing behavior prior to your trip so that you can avoid endangering your friend(s).