COVID Protocols

COVID protocols at the DECC

The City of Duluth has issued a MASK MANDATE for Duluth starting Friday, January 14 at 5 PM effective through February 12 at 5 PM.  

The mandate applies to people ages 5 and older.

Athletes actively participating in an activity within a fitness facility (like AMSOIL & DECC Arenas) are not required to wear masks.


In an effort to be COVID conscious, the DECC works with St. Louis County Department of Health to maintain high safety standards in our facility.

Our practices include : 

  • Masking signage at all public entrances
  • Upgraded HVAC protocols that cycle in outside air multiple times per hour
  • Installation of MERV 13 air filters to remove particles that are 1-3 microns in size
  • High-touch cleaning protocols
  • All DECC employees are required to be masked indoors
  • Hand sanitization stations throughout campus
  • COVID rapid testing and PCR saliva testing available onsite for public and employees
  • Custom protocols tailored to each event, ranging from masking to proof of vaccination/negative test within an allotted time period
  • Ability to set large room spaces and exhibit halls with social distancing protocols to suit each event
  • Hands-free ticket scanning

We will continue to maintain these protocols and seek out the latest safety practices throughout this pandemic

COVID-19 Testing is available at the DECC.

Learn more here:

COVID-19 Testing Info