J-1 Student Workers’ Travel to Door County Delayed

Phil Berndt, membership director of Destination Door County (formerly the Door County Visitor Bureau), said the latest guidance he’s received regarding J-1 student workers is that they will not be coming until after June 15.

That date may be delayed again and is subject to national travel restrictions. Door County businesses brought more than 500 seasonal workers to the county last year through the J-1 visa program. The Alpine Resort has announced it will not open this summer because of the J-1 worker delays and future uncertainty.