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Posted on: April 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Updates, Closures and Cancellations

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Current adjustments to city operations including closures, cancellations, and city services are outlined below.

Update: 4/08/2020

On April 8, 2020, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-33, which extended his directive for Minnesotans to Stay at Home through May 3, 2020. This Executive Order codified previous clarifications issued by the Governor and made several modifications to the categories of exempted workers originally included in Executive Order 20-20. This document is a summary of significant modifications made to each affected category and is intended as a brief overview. For the full scope of Critical Sector workers in Executive Order 20-33, please refer to the Order itself and the Executive Order 20-33 Critical Sector Descriptions document, which may be amended from time to time.  Please note that the words “workers” and “personnel” are broadly defined to include owners, proprietors, employees, contractors, vendors, volunteers, and interns.

Update: 4/01/2020

Playgrounds, Parks & Trails

Playgrounds Temporarily Closed

Following guidance from state health officials, the City of Mahtomedi has closed all playgrounds to limit the potential for community transmission of COVID-19.

Here are a couple of health and safety reminders for park use during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
 - Please stay off play equipment, as these structures cannot be properly sanitized
 - Practice social distancing. The CDC’s minimum recommended distance is six feet from other people. Keep your distance as you walk, bike, or hike, and don’t gather in groups.

 Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe and healthy.

Update: 3/25/2020

Governor Walz issues an executive order directing Minnesotans to stay at home, starting March 27 – April 10th
There are exceptions for those preforming critical tasks. Read the full order

Residents should stay home except for the following:

  • Health and safety activities, such as obtaining emergency services or medical supplies
  • Outdoor activities, such as walking, hiking, running, biking, hunting or fishing
  • Necessary Supplies and Services, such as getting groceries, gasoline or carry-out
  • Essential and interstate travel, such as returning to a home from outside this state
  • Care of others, such as caring for a family member, friend, or pet in another household
  • Displacement, such as moving between emergency shelters if you are without a home
  • Relocation to ensure safety, such as relocating to a different location if your home has been unsafe due to domestic violence, sanitation or essential operations reasons

Essential Services Remain Available Amid Closure

During this difficult time, the City of Mahtomedi has enacted a business continuity plan to ensure that essential city services continue to be available to residents
The city asks for the public’s patience and understanding of this action. Essential city services will continue without interruption. City employees will be available by telephone at 651-426-3344 and email during the facility closure.

To maintain the city’s continuity of business, we ask residents to refer to the following information:

Building Permits, Inspections, and Code Enforcement:
(Contractors with Building Plans and Permits, please contact City of White Bear Lake)
City of White Bear Lake – 651-429-8518

Customers may pay utility bills online or by check. Check payments should be mailed to:
      City of Mahtomedi
      600 Stillwater Road
      Mahtomedi, MN   55115

Payments made by check may also be placed in the secure drop box located at City Hall.

If you have a fire or medical emergency call 9-1-1.

If you have an emergency call 9-1-1.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Non-Emergency Phone Number 651-439-9381.

Public Works:
For Public Works Emergencies, please call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Non-Emergency Number 651-439-9381.
REMINDER:  While our parks remain open, the restrooms and playgrounds are closed.

Help prevent sewer backups

Due to COVID-19, there has been a shortage of toilet paper on store shelves. This may cause people to look for alternative products such as facial tissues, paper towels, baby wipes, flushable wipes, and other similar items. These products do not break down like toilet paper and can cause sanitary sewer backups, which in turn can cause additional public health concerns. Please prevent sewer backups and do not flush products other than toilet paper down the toilet.

Closures and Cancellations
Programs and Events

City events have been canceled through May 3, 2020.


City facilities are closed to the public through May 3, 2020. This includes the fire station, the public works facility and City Hall.


Advisory commission meetings will be canceled through May 3, 2020. Council meetings will be held per the regular schedule.

For more information please visit the websites below.
Washington County COVID-19 Updates
Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Updates
MN Department of Health COVID-19 Updates

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