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March 17, 2020 2:22 PM

Roseville Declares Local Emergency

Mayor Dan Roe issued a declaration of local emergency related to the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic during the Roseville City Council meeting on Monday, March 16.

The City Council then passed a resolution extending the local emergency eight weeks to Friday, May 15, as well as a resolution to make expenditures during a local emergency.

The Mayor is authorized to issue a declaration of local emergency under Minn. Stat. § 12.29.

The declaration of local emergency provides streamlined regulations for logistics coordination and prepares for the possibility of federal and state reimbursement of emergency costs. A declaration of emergency does not mean that the level of risk from the virus has changed.

The city’s local emergency declaration follows similar declarations by Minnesota Governor Tim Waltz and Ramsey County.

There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Roseville.

Following guidance from state health officials, the City of Roseville has closed all facilities to public access from Monday, March 16, to Monday, March 30, to limit the potential for community transmission of COVID-19.

To ensure that essential city services continue to be available to residents, the City of Roseville has enacted a business continuity plan that covers all city department, including police, fire and emergency medical response, and utilities.

With the exception of City Council meetings, during which proper social distancing protocols will be strictly followed, all city gatherings, including commission meetings and Parks and Recreation events, activities and programming, have been cancelled through March 30.

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