Impacts on services

How coronavirus safety precautions are affecting City services.

Enforcement of stay safe order

To slow the spread of COVID-19 and continue to protect and support each other, Gov. Tim Walz declared a stay safe Minnesota order encouraging Minnesotans to stay close to home but allowing gatherings of friends and family of 10 people or less if proper distancing measures — such as staying 6 feet apart and wearing a mask — are taken.

Read the Stay Safe Minnesota order

The order strongly encourages all Minnesotans to follow face-covering guidelines issued by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

See Minnesota Department of Health guidelines

See Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines

The order also further opens retail stores and other Main Street businesses if they have a preparedness plan and operate at 50%.

City hearings, meetings and events

During the declared public health emergency, we're holding public meetings and hearings online. Our aim is to reduce the spread of COVID-19. It's authorized under Minnesota law.

Read Minnesota Statutes section 13D.021

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For the most current information about City meetings, see the Legislative Information Management System (LIMS).


Solid Waste & Recycling

Currently there is no change to the City’s solid waste, recycling and organics collection operation.

Until further notice the South Transfer Station will be open to voucher customers only. Cash and checks will no longer be accepted. Any voucher overages will be added to the utility bill account for the property.


The City suspended water meter shutoff during the COVID-19 emergency. Washing hands is critical to protect public health. Water customers who have previously had their water shut off should reach out to Utility Billing, and the City will work to restore their water services.

Learn about Utility Billing

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Minneapolis Health Department




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505 S Fourth Ave, Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415



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