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Wednesday, 27 May, 2020

420 N. POKEGAMA AVENUE

City Hall: 218-326-7600

Coronavirus Information:  Community health and safety is our priority.  Stay informed about facility closures and event/program cancellations related to the Coronavirus.

The City of Grand Rapids is working closely with public safety officials in neighboring cities and schools, along with our EMS, county and state partners to be fully prepared to protect our community.

Like all Minnesota cities, the City takes the COVID-19, “Coronavirus”, pandemic extremely seriously and is proactively working to minimize public health risk.

While vital City services will continue, there may be facility closings, and canceled programs, events and meetings. City officials are monitoring the situation and will communicate significant updates as needed. 

City Cancellations and Closures 

The following City buildings are temporarily closed:

  • City Hall

  • Grand Rapids Public Works/Public Utilities Facility

  • IRA Civic Center

  • Grand Rapids Library to walk-in service

 

The Police Station is closed to walk-in traffic.  Police officers continue to remain on duty 24/7.  For non-emergency issues, please call 218.326.3464.  For emergencies, dial 911.

City Council meetings will be closed to the public (meetings will be held telephonically) but broadcast live on ICTV.  The public can call into the council meeting during the public input portion of the meeting at 218.327.8833.  Commission and Board meetings will be conducted on an "as-needed" basis.

 Click here for the full press release issued on 3/23/2020

Some meetings of city boards and commissions may be cancelled. Please phone City Hall at 218-326-7600 to see if a meeting has been cancelled.

  

 

Resources

 

What the City is Doing

  • We are planning – The City’s Continuity of Operations Plan is in effect, and staff are committed to maintain all essential services durng the COVID-19 pandemic

  • We are cleaning – With a focus on disinfecting high touch areas daily at city facilities, including the City Hall, Police station and Public Works Department.

  • We are implementing - Minnesota Department of Health recommendations as outlined by the CDC.  The City is following mitigation guidelines including encouraging social distancing measures with staff and the public and reducing or cancelling events.

What we ask of you

  • Help us stay healthy – wash your hands with hot soapy water for 20 seconds before, during and after visiting City facilities.

  • Stay home – If you are sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick, please conduct city business online or by phone. 

  • City Hall is currently closed. 

  • If you have the financial resources, please support our local restaurants by ordering pickup and delivery of food.