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Program: City and County Operational Changes

Agency: Coronavirus 2020


Resource Number: 67048215
Alternate name: Local COVID-19 Information, Materials, and Resources

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ANOKA COUNTY
  • City of Blaine: Everyone visiting city hall must wear a face mask. Text (763)292-4569 with questions about the city's COVID-19 response plan
BENTON COUNTY
  • City of Saint Cloud: Face coverings must be worn by individuals in places of public accommodation. Visit website for exemptions and more information.
BLUE EARTH COUNTY
  • City of Mankato: Beginning Friday, July 10, the Mankato City Council’s emergency declaration ordinance #2020-4 requiring faces coverings goes into effect. Face coverings are required to be worn by individuals ages 13 and older who are able to medically tolerate a face covering. All employers of businesses considered spaces of public accommodation must require employees to wear a face covering whenever they have face-to-face contact with the public. The ordinance expires Saturday, September 5. For more information contact staff at 311 or (507)387-8600.
CARVER COUNTY
  • Carver County Help Line (952)361-1559 9 am – 3 pm Monday – Friday. Call for help or resources needed due to the COVID-19 outbreak including activities, childcare, domestic violence, financial resources, food access, health care/coverage, housing, medications and medical equipment, mental health, senior resources, support groups, transportation, travel guidelines, and volunteer opportunities.
CHISAGO COUNTY
  • Chisago County Public Health Nursing staff are available by phone 9 am – 3 pm Monday – Friday to COVID-19 health concerns and questions. Call (651)257-1300.
DAKOTA COUNTY
  • Dakota County has declared an emergency in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Dakota County Service Changes
  • Dakota County Health Questions: (952)891-7834 8:30 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday. Nurses assist with housing, financial support, physical and mental health, and other issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Language interpreters available.
GOODHUE COUNTY
  • City of Red Wing: City offices are open but closed to the public. All City services are available and running. City staff are available by phone (651)385-3600 or email: administration@ci.red-wing.mn.us.
HENNEPIN COUNTY
  • City of Bloomington: Beginning, Tuesday, July 14, residents and visitors are encouraged to wear a cloth facial covering while in indoor public settings and they are required to do so when inside city facilities
  • City of Edina: To slow the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Jim Hovland signed an Executive Order requiring people to wear face masks inside public spaces which goes into effect Monday, July 6 and is in force for the foreseeable future. Masks do not need to be worn inside recreation facilities when social distancing can be maintained. Facial coverings do not need to be worn by people who are eating or drinking, children under age 5, people with medical conditions that make it difficult to breathe, those who are deaf or hard of hearing or those who care ofr or interact with them, and people who are unable to remove a mask without assistance.
  • City of Excelsior: Beginning Tuesday, July 14, all individuals in Excelsior shall wear a face covering in indoor areas accessible to the public to include restaurants, retail stores, spaces of public accommodation, entertainment venues and common spaces in multi-family residential and multi-tenant office buildings. For the purposes of this Order, "face covering" shall mean a manufactured or homemade cloth, paper or plastic covering that fully covers an individual’s nose and mouth, secured to the head with ties or straps or simply wrapped around the lower face. City of Excelsior Resolution No. 2020-46.
  • City of Minneapolis: Beginning Monday, May 26, the City of Minneapolis requires people in Minneapolis to wear cloth face masks or coverings when they are in an indoor place of public accommodation. Indoor places of public accommodation include retail stores, hotels, government buildings, schools and universities, recreational facilities, and service centers. Businesses will not be required to provide masks to customers or employees themselves, though employers shall be required to mandate the use of masks by their staff. Non-compliance should be reported through 3-1-1. More Information About the Regulation
  • City of Minnetonka: Beginning, Tuesday, July 14, masks are required in some indoor spaces:
    • Customers at bars and restaurants, except while seated, or while eating or drinking. Employees must wear masks as required by state executive orders.
    • At retail stores, customers must wear masks the entire time they’re inside, and employees only have to wear a mask when they are in an indoor area open to the public, or within 6 feet of another person.
    • At gyms, fitness centers and sports facilities (including city-owned sports facilities) all guests and staff are required to wear masks when they’re within 6 week of others, except when they are actively working out.
    • At indoor entertainment venues, including movie theaters, all employees and customers have to wear face coverings unless they’re in an assigned seat. People speaking to an audience are exempt if they’re 6 feet away from others.
    • City buildings require face coverings in areas open to the general public.
    • Children under age 5 will be exempt, along with those who cannot wear a mask due to medical reasons, and those who are unable to remove the mask without assistance. People speaking to someone who is deaf or hard of hearing may remove their mask to communicate.
  • City of Saint Louis Park: On Monday, July 27, individuals will start being required to wear face coverings in restaurants and bars when not seated at a table; public transportation; entertainment venues; common space in multifamily residential and multitenant office buildings; and outdoor spaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • City of Shorewood: Call the City of Shorewood COVID-19 Information Hotline (952)960-7900 8 am – 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
  • Effective Tuesday, March 17 at 1:20 pm Hennepin County is closing all public-facing services at 41 libraries, human service centers, drop-off facilities for household hazardous waste and recycling, and licensing service centers. In-person cancellations apply to the adult corrections facility, juvenile detention center, county home school, Sentencing to Service (STS), elections office, property tax payments, examiner of titles, and recorder and registrar of titles. Closures and Service Disruptions
  • Hennepin County has consolidated resources to help prepare workforces and small businesses for impacts from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Visit Hennepin County's Economic Development page often as new resources and programs become available.
  • Helpline: (612)348-3000 8 am – 8 pm 7 days a week. Multiple languages available. Resources available include help with clothing, financial assistance, grocery and household supplies, medical care and equipment, or medication.
  • Additional county resources can be found on https://www.hennepin.us/covid-19
NICOLLET COUNTY
  • City of Mankato: Beginning Friday, July 10, the Mankato City Council’s emergency declaration ordinance #2020-4 requiring faces coverings goes into effect. Face coverings are required to be worn by individuals ages 13 and older who are able to medically tolerate a face covering. All employers of businesses considered spaces of public accommodation must require employees to wear a face covering whenever they have face-to-face contact with the public. The ordinance expires Saturday, September 5. For more information contact staff at 311 or (507)387-8600.
OLMSTED COUNTY
  • City of RochesterCall City of Rochester COVID-19 Information Hotline 9 am – 7 pm Monday - Saturday (507)328-2822. Hotline will be staffed by employees from Rochester Public Library who will answer questions about COVID-19 response efforts and resources in the community. Effective Monday, June 29, face coverings are required by the public in all city facilities. Effective Wednesday, July 8, individuals are required to wear a face covering while in any indoor public space.
  • Olmsted County Community Services Volunteer Driver Program is suspended until further notice
  • Olmsted County Parks: All classes and education programs will be canceled through the summer. Oxbow, Root River and Chester Woods parks and trails will remain open.
  • Olmsted County Recycling Center Plus is open limited hours to provide limited garbage services starting at 8 am Tuesday, March 24. The facility will not be accepting recyclables, bulky items (e.g. couches, mattresses, box springs, water softeners or grills), tires, appliances (e.g. air conditioners, washers, microwaves or ovens) and E-waste (e.g. TVs, monitors, computers or printers).
  • Olmsted County Services: Effective Wednesday, March 18, the Government Center building will remain open but counter services for public records and licensing, such as passports and driver's licenses, will be closed. Many services will continue to be provided via phone and online, and a drop-box will be placed near the information desk for applications, requests for certificates and tax payments. Call Olmsted County Public Health (507)328-4636 with COVID-19 questions.
  • More information about changes to services
RAMSEY COUNTY
  • City of Roseville: Effective Monday, July 27, individuals are required to use face coverings in indoor areas accessible to the public. Exemptions include children under the age of 5 and individuals unable to wear a face covering due to medical, disability or developmental reasons
  • City of Saint Paul: Call (651)266-6000 or email languageresources@ci.stpaul.mn.us for answers to questions about the City's response to COVID-19. Translators are available to answer questions in Hmong, Karen, Oromo, Somali and Spanish. Mayor Melvin Carter signed Executive Order 2020-09 on Wednesday, May 27 which states that beginning Monday, June 1, individuals must wear face masks indoors in all city-controlled facilities and at all businesses licensed in the city at all times when social distancing of at least 6 feet isn't maintained. This applies to all individuals except young children at risk of suffocation and those who can't medically tolerate wearing a face covering.
  • City of Shoreview: Beginning Monday, July 27, individuals must wear a face covering in indoor areas accessible to the public. Visit website for exemptions and more information.
  • City of White Bear Lake: Mayor Jo Emerson issued an emergency proclamation requiring face coverings in indoor areas accessible to the public effective Friday, July 17. Children ages 2 and under, and individuals with medical conditions that make breathing difficult are not required to wear face coverings.
  • Beginning Tuesday, March 17, Ramsey County will suspend all walk-up services except for emergency and 24 hours/7 days a week operations. Phone-based and online services will still be available. Public entrances will be closed and signed at high-traffic locations that include but are not limited to, parks buildings, Ramsey County Government Center East, 90 West Plato (Plato Building), Saint Paul CareerForce Center, and all Ramsey County libraries. Closures and Service Disruptions
RICE COUNTY
  • Rice County Public Health has opened a COVID-19 helpline to answer questions and help connect residents to local resources. (507)384-6459. Open 8 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday. Messages may be left and calls will be returned the following business day.
SAINT LOUIS COUNTY​
  • City of Duluth: Beginning Tuesday, July 14, masks are required to be worn where business with the public is done, or anywhere public services are given, including churches and non-profit organizations. Those who do not comply with the mandate could be fined. Violators could also face misdemeanor prosecution. There are exemptions for people who are medically unable to tolerate face coverings and children under age 10. Additionally, masks are not required at restaurants where people are eating as well as schools, child care and fitness facilities with plans for compliance.
  • All Saint Louis County buildings are closed to the public. Citizens can continue to access county services by phone, email and online. Additionally, secure drop boxes have been placed outside the main entrance of each county building for customers to leave paperwork and payments for transactions. Receipts and final documents from the county will be sent via mail.
  • Saint Louis County Courthouses in Duluth, Hibbing and Virgina are closed to the public. Courts continue to hold certain hearings as needed, but participants in those hearings will be provided instructions by the court on how to access the courthouse.
  • Saint Louis County Public Health COVID-19 information line (218)625-3600 is open 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
SHERBURNE COUNTY
  • City of Saint Cloud: Face coverings must be worn by individuals in places of public accommodation. Visit website for exemptions and more information.
STEARNS COUNTY
  • City of Saint Cloud: Face coverings must be worn by individuals in places of public accommodation. Visit website for exemptions and more information.
WASHINGTON COUNTY
  • City of Woodbury Public Safety: Senior citizens and others with conditions that make them more vulnerable to COVID-19 can call (651)414-3499 9 am - 3 pm Monday - Friday to get answers to questions about getting essentials such as food and medications while staying safe
  • Medication drop-off boxes are not accessible
WINONA COUNTY
  • City of Winona: Mayor Mark Peterson has proclaimed a citywide mask order that takes effect at 12:01 am on Friday, July 10 and goes for 30 days. The order requires all Winona residents and visitors to wear face covering sin indoor areas – including customers and employees at businesses open to the general public. The order includes exemptions for those with medical, disability or developmental reasons; children younger than age 2; youth sports; dining; public speaking; businesses like salons under equal or more strict orders; buildings not under city control like county and state facilities; and others. For more information, contact Mayor Mark Peterson at mpeterson@ci.winona.mn.us or city manager Stephen Sarvi at (507)457-8234 and ssarvi@ci.winona.mn.us.




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