COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates
Posted on 07/10/2020

The State of Minnesota's Emergency Executive Order directing residents to Stay Safe is in place. June 10 marked the beginning of the third phase of the Stay Safe order.

View the Stay Safe Minnesota website

Please see our lists below for the most recent status on our services, facilities, events, meetings and more. Call city hall at 651-280-6800 with any questions. 

Service and Facility Impacts

The following city facilities are closed to the public: 

  • Police Department
  • Both Fire Departments
  • Rambling River Center
  • Schmitz-Maki Arena

Farmington Liquors: The Pilot Knob Farmington Liquors location is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The downtown Farmington Liquors location will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and closed on Sunday and Monday. New store policies and procedures are in place. View the new hours of operation, and new policies and procedures here

Building Inspections Department
: Need a building permit? Visit the building permit page for more information.

Parks: Playgrounds are open. The equipment will not be cleaned or sanitized. Use at your own risk. Playground visitors should abide by social distancing protocols and wash hands after use. Parks and trails have remained open. Please do not visit the parks, playgrounds or the trails if you are sick. Always keep a 6 foot distance from others as well. Find the map of our parks and trails on the Parks & Trails page

Meetings, Events and Programs

City Council and Boards and Commission Meetings: Visit the Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Videos page for meeting details. 

Special Events & Recreation: The following is an update on upcoming programs and events:

No updates at this time.

We made a few exercise videos with Program Assistant Stacey Popp to help you keep moving! Click the links below for the work out videos.

Stretch with Stacey - All you need is a chair for this one.

Strength with Stacey - All you need is a chair, and a free weight or water bottle.

Stretch with Stacey Part 2 - All you need is a chair. 

Strength with Stacey Part 2 - All you need is a chair, and a free weight or water bottle.
 

Resources for the Community

We gathered a list of resources for our community

  • Minnesota Department of Health or call 651-201-3920

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Visit the CDC's symptoms and testing webpage if you think you have been exposed.

  • Dakota County 
    • Dakota County Emergency Preparedness

    • COVID-19 public health hotline: 952-891-7834. The line is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to answer questions residents have about Coronavirus. Public health nurses answering the hotline will assist callers seeking help for housing, financial support, mental health and other issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Dakota County Community Resources - Child care, eviction prevention, healthy living, hotlines, housing, free student lunches and more.

    • Dakota County Business Resources - Checklists, employment assistance, mental health, federal & state resources and more.

    • Veteran Grant Assistance

  • Business Map - View the most current hours and services Farmington businesses have implemented. Business owners must submit their information through this survey to be included in the map.

  • Free Student Meals map - This map is a collaboration of Dakota County, cities and school districts that allows restaurants and other food providers to include themselves as resources on the map. Users are encouraged to check the map regularly for updates and additional resources.

  • 360 Communities
    • Local Food Support Resources

    • Lewis House shelters - Members of our community may not be safe at home during this pandemic. That's why 360 Communities' Lewis House shelters are open, and domestic violence advocates are still working. They are taking extra steps to ensure the health and safety of all their staff and residents, so they can remain open and serving the community. If you or someone you know isn't safe at home right now, please call 651-452-7288 or 651-437-1291.
  • United Way 2-1-1 - Provides free and confidential health and human services information for people in Minnesota, They work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to connect people with the resources and information they need. Whether in a crisis, or just need a little support, they’re here to help. Community service providers should create or update their agency profile here.

We gathered a list of resources for our businesses

  • Minnesota Unemployment Insurance 

  • Open to Business is your FREE business assistance resource provided by Dakota County. During this time the Open to Business team is ready to discuss your business concerns from COVID-19 related funding needs (Federal, State) to cash flow and next steps for keeping your business open. Call or email. They are ready and here for you.

Open to Business Advisor Contact
Tyler Hilsabeck
612-789-8838 (work)
312-402-6954 (cell)
thilsabeck@mccdmn.org
www.opentobusinessmn.org

  • Open to Business Real Time Solutions Webinar Series - Seven 30-minute impactful live webinars for businesses with information and direction from local experts on COVID-19 related changes. Find all of the recorded webinars here.
If you need to contact a city staff member, please use our staff directory to find their phone number or email. For general inquiries, call city hall at 651-280-6800. 
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