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City of St. Louis Park announces latest measures related to coronavirus

Post Date:March 13, 2020 1:30 p.m.

For ongoing information, visit the city's coronavirus update page

Update (March 13, 2020): To protect the health and wellness of the St. Louis Park community, the City of St. Louis Park may cancel city-sponsored and non-essential public events and large gatherings, effective  March 14 and continuing through April 15, 2020. This is in keeping with the March 13, 2020, announcement by Gov. Walz declaring a peacetime emergency related to COVID-19 and encouraging community mitigation efforts. This measure will be re-evaluated prior to April 15. At this time meetings required for the official city business of the city, including city council and planning commission, will continue with measures in place to allow for social distancing. City leadership is taking steps to ensure the health and safety of city staff so that city services can continue uninterrupted for residents.

Here are some additional resources for residents:

Update (March 12, 2020): The city continues to coordinate with local and state agencies to monitor the progress of coronavirus. The city has existing plans in place for community emergencies and is always reviewing and practicing those plans.  This includes coordinating with other local and state agencies such as Hennepin County Emergency Management Services and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). City staff are continuing to monitor news about COVID-19 and taking appropriate steps as necessary.

You can help protect yourself from this and other communicable diseases by taking the same precautions as recommended for avoiding colds and flu, including: 

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. Avoid touching your face.
  • Cover your cough.
  • Practice social distancing. 
  • Stay home if you’re sick or if a member of your household is sick. 

For the most accurate information visit the Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   

Make a plan
You’re encouraged to talk with your family now about how you’ll handle logistics if one or more of you get sick. How is each of you taking responsibility for hygiene, and what would you do in case of exposure? Don’t forget extended family. Visit www.ready.gov for some tips. The website www.ready.gov can help you prepare for a variety of situations. If you have questions, contact the St. Louis Park Fire Department at 952.924.2595.

Beware of scams
Scammers are busy trying to profit from fears surrounding the coronavirus. Visit the Federal Trade Commission for tips on avoiding scams.

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