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Posted on: June 10, 2020

City Buildings Opened to the Public on June 15th

City buildings that were previously closed to the public reopened on Monday, June 15th. While the doors are once again open, we ask that everyone coming into our buildings practice appropriate social distancing and proper hand washing to help keep our employees and visitors safe. If you feel ill or have one of the many common symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you either delay your visit until you are feeling better, or call/email with your question. 

Numbers for all departments can be found on at

You may notice some City employees wearing masks and/or gloves and others who have chosen not to. It is their choice. However, if you as a visitor wish to wear a mask, we thank you for it.

Some offices will have sneeze shields in place·some will not. Those that do not have sneeze shields installed, due to small office sizes may restrict visitors to that particular office. We appreciate the public’s patience and willingness to work with us while our doors were closed and we are happy to be back open.

Here is the latest information as of July 22, 2020:

  • On Saturday, July 25, a statewide face covering ordinance (Executive Order 20-81) goes into effect requiring people in Minnesota ages six and older to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces. For more information: View the Executive Order and / or read answers to Frequently Asked Questions About the Requirement to Wear Face Coverings.
  • The peacetime emergency continues; however the Governor’s Stay at Home order has been turned into a Stay Safe order. For more information on what the ever changing rules are, go to the Governor’s Office website at
  • In early June the Governor eased restrictions on businesses and opened some more business sectors under certain conditions. For detailed information on those changes, please visit the Governor’s website listed above. 
  • City Council meetings will be conducted in a hybrid setting. Those who wish to attend in person may do so while some Councilmembers will continue to participate virtually.  Due to the need to maintain social distancing in the meeting room, it is possible that meetings will be relocated to other areas of the Community Center. If you plan on attending a meeting in person, please contact  the City Administrator’s office prior to attendance to make sure you know what room is being used. 
  • Meetings of City Council advisory boards and commissions will continue on a virtual meeting platform only. No in-person meetings are being conducted for these groups.
  • With doors opening, some changes are being made at the Community Center and Library as follows:

      Community Center Hours Starting June 15
      Mon-Fri: 6am-8pm
      Sat-Sun: Closed

The Indoor Track opened June 30, 2020

Gymnasium Open for Open Gym starting July 22, 2020.

Most in person programming activities at the Senior Center are also closed until further notice.

However, anyone wishing to reserve the Senior Center for a private event should contact the Recreation and Leisure Services Department for more information.

Library Hours Starting June 15th
Mon, Wed, Fri: 10 am-5 pm
Tues and Thurs: 1-8 pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

Library curbside pick-up continues, visit the Library holds pick-up window Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Community Center and Library users are encouraged to d conduct business in a timely matter and then exit the building.  Loitering will not be allowed. If you are feeling ill please stay home.

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