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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

  • 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 through Monday, April 6. 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.
  • Additional county resources can be found on https://www.hennepin.us/covid-19
  • Olmsted County Community Services Volunteer Driver Program is suspended until further notice
  • Olmsted County Hazardous Waste Facility and Compost Site are closed Wednesday, March 18 - Monday, April 6.
  • Olmsted County Parks: All buildings are closed Wednesday, March 18 - through Monday, April 6, including the Oxbow Park Nature Center, Zollman Zoo and park offices. All classes and education programs will also be canceled through Thursday, April 30. 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
  • 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

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Last Verified On: 3/26/2020

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