Guidance on Business Closures and Executive Orders 20-04 & 20-20

City Officials have received numerous questions about the Governor’s Stay at Home Executive Order (20-20) and specifically how it will affect local businesses.  We feel it’s important to clear up misconceptions about this new change.

Starting at midnight tonight, and through April 10, all business other the those listed on the attached MN Critical Businesses List, are disallowed from conducting business in person, from selling curbside (pickup and take-out products), and from directly delivering products to residence doorsteps. If an industry has an * in the critical industry column, work in that industry may still qualify for Critical Worker exemption based on the text in the CISA Guidance or the Governor’s Executive Order 20-20 (links provided below). Please review those resources for more information. 

Businesses that are allowed to continue operation are restaurants and bars that serve food (curbside and take-out only), health service providers, liquor stores, and financial institutions including insurance & investments. Please review the attached MN Critical Business List to determine whether your business classification is deemed “critical” and if it is not, then you may not remain open If your business is not defined as “critical”, you and your employees are not allowed to go to and from your business during this time.  

We recognize this will create significant hardship for businesses not deemed “critical”. Although our City did not create the Executive Order, we do need to ensure businesses are following it.  If you feel your business should be classified as critical, and is not currently classified as such, you will need to contact the Governor’s Office to apply for an exemption to continue operation.

Again, this temporary business shut down is effective through April 10.  The City will communicate promptly with our community should we be advised of the timeline changing.

Please follow our Governor’s Executive Order regarding business shut downs to do your part in slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus during this pandemic.  We would also like to encourage our residents to continue supporting those businesses remaining open.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call myself, the City Administrator or our City Planners.

Thank you,

Tom Nikunen, City Administrator

City of Jordan


MnDEED Guidance on Exemptions:

MN Executive Order 20-20:

MnDEED NAICS Critical List:

Federal CISA Guidance:

Support Local in Jordan

Due to an executive order to close dine-in services, businesses have been faced with the difficult choice to alter their service or to close. Please consider supporting local businesses during this difficult time. This list includes options for take out, curbside pickup, and delivery as well as closures. It is up-to-date as of 3/23/20.

Curbside Pickup, Delivery, or Take Out Available

Carasim Coffee

Hours: Saturdays 9am – 5pm

Open for to-go beverages and a limited food menu including $2 off any pizza and a ham or turkey melt with chips and pickle for $5. You can stop by or call 612-419-9519.

 At any given time, we are only allowed five customers in the shop to pick up take out food or beverages, and all customers much be spaced at least six feet apart. 


Clancy’s (Food and Off-sale Liquor)

Hours: 11am – 8pm.

Credit card only! When you call for an order, have your card ready please.
When you arrive to pickup, please call to let us know you’re here. We will bring it out

(952) 492-2199

Delia’s All-In-One

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 8pm.

Our parking lot is still accessible even with the ongoing construction on Highway 21. Feel free to call us at 952-657-7600 to place an order over the phone or visit us online at:

We have set up a shelf in the restaurant dedicated for online/phone orders for easy pick up and go! We are currently working on setting up our curbside pick up! Expect additional information soon!


Empire Wok

Hours: 11am – 9pm

Online ordering is available.


the Feed Mill

Hours: Sat, 3/21 & Sun, 3/22 9am – 1pm

We will be offering curb side pick up starting this Saturday 3/21 and Sunday 3/22. From 9:00 to 1:00. Then if the business is there we will continue to offer curb side pick up during the week. We will be offering our full Breakfast menu along with Sandwiches and Burgers. Give us a call Saturday starting at 9 am.


Linsey’s BBQ & Grill

Hours: 11am – 8pm

Offering take-out and delivery services starting tomorrow. These services will be available every day from 11 am-8 pm. Will accept either cash or card but will not allow customers to enter the building.

(952) 492-7015

Ridges at Sand Creek

Hours on Facebook

We ask that all take-out orders are placed via phone using the number posted below and that payments are made over the phone at the time of order. Any effort to support local business going forward is appreciated more than you can know.


Roet’s Jordan Brewery

Hours: Saturday 4pm – 7pm

Curbside Growler Sales will beer available this Saturday, March 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. – one day this weekend, mainly because we are so low on glass from last weekend!

We need empties, bring back your empty Roets growlers and we’ll give you a gift! See you Saturday!

(952) 406-8865


Hours: 10 am – 8 pm

Subway encourages orders to be placed online or over the phone. No dining, restroom, or fountain beverages are allowed.

(952) 492-7895

Suzette’s Restaurant

Hours: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Call (952) 492-2422 to place your orders between 4:30-7

Swager Nutrition

Hours: Monday – Friday 7am – 2pm

Offering CURB SIDE PICKUP-AND PREORDER GRAB AND GO Simply text your order to us 612-709-2489 and we will deliver your favorite Vitamin Packed Shake and Tea right to your car door OR RUN IN and we will have your order waiting for you!


Drive Thru Options

Caribou Coffee


Taco Bell

Other Local Businesses

Bluff Creek Boutique

Bluff Creek Boutique is still open to online ordering, check out their Facebook page (link above) or website, here.

Block Paper Scissors

Block Paper Scissors can come to your rescue by providing take away crafting kits for you and the family to do while you’re in quarantine. Find options online.

The Jordan Area Food Shelf

Jordan’s Food Shelf is open on Saturday’s from 9am – noon. Stay tuned to their Facebook for more details.

(952) 292-8759

The Vinery Floral and Gifts

The Vinery is offering curbside pickup and delivery, including to the assisted living homes in Jordan. Find more on their website and Facebook.

Water Street Antiques

Neighbors, we are open 10 to 5 each and every day at this time.
We will naturally ensure limited numbers of people in the store at the same time and know you’ll use good common sense in keeping distance from others.

Temporarily Closed

Jordan Supper Club and Tap

Managers have been handing out care packages to our laid-off staff to help them during this difficult time. We are discussing other ways to help those in the community and plan to have additional announcements soon.

We will be offering a gift card promotion next week with a percentage of proceeds going to a fund to help any of our employees that are having especially hard times.

Moola’s Bar

The Pickled Pig

Businesses with updates are welcome to call Nathan Fuerst, Planner/ Economic Development Specialist, at City Hall (952) 492-2535 to update this list.

Resources for Unemployment Benefits and Impacted Employers (COVID-19)

Unemployment Benefits

Minnesota Residents who have had their employment affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic may file for unemployment benefits with the State of Minnesota.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online due to large volumes of phone calls at state offices. Jordan residents that need assistance applying are encouraged to work with family members or neighbors to complete their application. Links to unemployment information, including how to apply, can be found online at

  1. (start here) MN Department of Employment and Economic Development.
  2. (read this) About Unemployment and COVID-19 from MnDEED.
  3. Apply.

Small Businesses

Employers are encouraged to make use of several resources:

Errands to Reduce Risk

Errands to Reduce Risk – City Coordinated Volunteer Program

This program is intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among Jordan residents that are at higher risk (including the elderly or immunocompromised) by connecting them with volunteers that are willing to run errands in their stead.

Errands include, but are not limited to: groceries, pharmacy items, home goods or essentials, pet food, etc. To the greatest extent possible, volunteers agree to reduce contact with the program recipients.

To receive help: Please call 952-492-2535

To volunteer: Please fill out the google form or contact us at 952-492-2535.

We will coordinate with volunteers to take care of our high risk residents. Prospective volunteers will be screened by using publicly available court records.

For more about COVID-19, and what you can do to slow the spread, please consult the latest from the CDC at

Event of the Week: Ladies Night Out

Event of the Week: Ladies Night Out!

It’s time for another Ladies Night Out in Jordan! Join us on Thursday, March 12, from 5-8pm for sales and specials from some of your favorite establishments in Jordan. A prize drawing begins at Moola’s at 8:30pm sharp.

Schedule of Events:

  • 5:00 – 8:00pm Enjoy sales/specials from participating Jordan businesses (see list below)
  • 8:30pm Prize drawing begins at Moola’s

Prize Drawing Rules:
Participants must have at least 5 participating businesses stamp/punch the event stamp card. Stamp cards will be available at participating businesses the day of the event. Turn in your card at Moola’s no later than 8:30pm to participate.

Participating Businesses:

  • AHT Boutique
  • Block Paper Scissors
  • Bluff Creek Boutique
  • Carasim Coffee + General Store
  • Clancy’s Bar + Pizza Parlor
  • Delia’s All in One
  • Iris Valley Boutique + Gifts
  • Linsey’s BBQ & Grill
  • Love on Harlow Kid’s Boutique
  • Moola’s Bar
  • Penney Family Chiropractic
  • The Pickled Pig
  • Roet’s Jordan Brewery
  • Sassy Kat Boutique
  • The Vinery Floral and Gifts
  • Water Street Antiques
  • Young Living Essential Oils

Event of the Week: St. John’s Cadillac Dinner

Event of the Week: Cadillac Dinner

Join St. John the Baptist Church in Jordan for a fundraiser benefiting the students of St. John the Baptist Catholic School. The Cadillac Dinner is a yearly institution where participants enjoy a buffet, live dinner music, casino style games, raffle entry and more all for the price of admission.

Learn more about the event from St. John’s Website.

The Details:

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020

Place: Ridges at Sand Creek

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Cost: $100 per Ticket admits 2 people

Event of the Week: 2020 Soulshine Tournament

Event of the Week: 2020 Soulshine Tournament

Do you have what it takes to win a bags tournament? Join the Nickel Open, for a fun event and great cause this Saturday, February 29 (also known as Leap Year Day)!

About the Event:

Due to the growth of the bean bag portion of The Nickel Open Golf & Bean Bag Tournament, register and join Nickel Open on Saturday, February 29 for a Bag Tournament & Silent Auction followed by a Roets “Brewer for a Day” Hula Lula IPA Beer Release Party at Roets Jordan Brewery!


Ridges at Sand Creek & Roet’s Jordan Brewery


Saturday, February 29th – 11am to 5pm

RSVP on Facebook

Business of the Week: Water Street Antiques

Business of the Week: Water Street Antiques

It’s been about 4 years since owner Kathy Lapic took over at Water Street Antiques in historic downtown Jordan. Water Street is a regular contributor to downtown events such as Ladies Night Out. The City of Jordan is proud to make Water Street Antiques business of the week this week.

About the Business:

“Water Street Antiques is so much more than just an antique store, it’s also a history museum, trip down memory lane, educational institution, and upcycling center for some wonderful items.” – Kathy Lapic

You’ll find beauties from the 19th century, international pieces, mid century modern, primitives, clocks, jewelry, lighting, tools, advertising, garden, and more!

Hours: 10 am – 5 pm

Find them on Facebook

Business of the Week: Jordan Supper Club and Tap Room

Business of the Week: Jordan Supper Club and Tap Room

It’s the Jordan Supper Club and Tap Room’s Birthday! They are now in the 4th year of operation under the direction of General Manager Joseph Nowak, and Executive Chef Erik Rasmussen. Be sure to get out there to support local this week and weekend! You can find delicious specials on their Facebook page.

About Jordan Supper Club and Tap Room:

“You won’t find a place quite like this anywhere else in Scott County. Our space reflects country character with a cozy, modern design appeal. Come in and stay awhile! We encourage long stays & talking time to enjoy yourself.”

Make a reservation, and check out their menu online, here.