COVID-19 Response

This page contains information regarding the City’s COVID-19 Response, and links to resources for residents and businesses impacted by the pandemic.

Letter from the Jordan City Council to Governor Walz Regarding Reopening Businesses.

Letter from Chief Empey, regarding the City’s COVID-19 Response.

Updated City Services

Building Permits – The City’s building permit policy has been temporarily changed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please read the policy for instructions.

Deputy Registrar – Need new tabs? The City’s deputy registrar is now processing tabs and dealership work. Please read the policy for instructions.

Supporting the Community

Shop Local – Find information about how to support local businesses.

Buy Gift Cards – Find information about who’s selling gift cards, and how to purchase.

Mental Health – Get information and help to take care of your mental health.

Errands to Reduce Risk – Learn how high-risk residents can receive help getting essentials delivered right to their home, or volunteer to help with this effort.

Resources for Businesses and Employees

Guidance on Business Closures and Exemptions – Find more information about closures and safe reopening as mandated by MN Executive Orders.

Guidance on Reopening Safely – Learn if your business is eligible to reopen, and how you can do so safely.

Unemployment and Small Businesses – Find information about how to file for unemployment benefits, and receive assistance if you’re a small business owner.

City Policies and Plans

Playground Equipment – The City has reopened playground equipment. Please practice proper social distancing.

City’s COVID-19 Outbreak Response Plan – Read the City’s COVID-19 Response Plan, approved by the City Council Monday, March 16, 2020.

City’s COVID-19 Preparedness Plan – Read the protocols established to protect City Staff and residents as City Facilities reopen to the public.

Notice of ongoing City Facility Closure – Read the notice detailing City Services that are impacted by COVID-19 including deputy registrar operations and first responders.

Questions or concerns? Call the City’s main line at (952) 492-2535

Business Closures and Exemptions: Guidance on MN Executive Orders

City Officials have received numerous questions about the Governor’s Stay at Home Executive Orders and how they impact local businesses. This page discusses closures and exemptions.

Business Closures

Beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, businesses that are classified as non-critical are allowed to reopen. Please refer to the State of Minnesota’s requirements and guidance for reopening. Click here to get started.

Beginning Monday, June 1, 2020, businesses that are places of public accommodation such as bars, restaurants, gyms, salons, amusement parks, etc, may reopen in a limited capacity.

Please review guidance from MN DEED to determine whether your business classification is deemed “critical” and if it is not, then you may not remain open

Want to learn more about reopening safely? Click here.

Please contact City Staff with questions about whether your business needs to be closed, whether you can reopen, and how to do so safely.

Applying for Exemptions

Businesses looking for an exemption are encouraged to visit the MN DEED site to assess whether they are able to apply and how they may do so.

Those with questions are encouraged to ask City Staff for help by emailing Nathan Fuerst, Economic Development Specialist.

Businesses Still Open

Businesses that have been 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.

We recognize the shut down has created significant hardship for businesses not deemed “critical”. Although our City is not creating Executive Orders, we do need to ensure businesses are following them. 

Again, this temporary business shut down is effective through May 18.  The City will communicate promptly with our community as the timeline is adjusted.

Please follow our Governor’s Executive Orders 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:

MN Executive Order 20-33

MN Executive Order 20-40

MN Executive Order 20-48

MN Executive Order 20-56

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 4/9/20.

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!


Empire Wok

Hours: 11am – 9pm

Online ordering is available.


the Feed Mill

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

Hours, menu, and ordering instructions are available on Facebook.


Linsey’s BBQ & Grill

Hours: 11am – 8pm

Curbside pickup is available. Hours, menu and specials are available on Facebook. Linsey’s 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

Curbside Growler Sales are available on certain dates only. Please check Facebook for more.

We need empties, please bring back your empty Roets growlers.

(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.

Jordan Wine and Spirits

Hours: 9 am-9 pm, Monday- Saturday & 11 am-6 pm on Sundays

Open for regular walk in business and now offering additional curbside service during this time. Please call ahead at (952) 492-3919 before pick-up. Regular ID requirements still apply.

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 open for businesses. Stay tuned to their Facebook for more details.

(952) 492-5222

Restaurants Temporarily Closed

Jordan Supper Club and Tap

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

Small businesses in Jordan impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic are encouraged to make use of financial resources that are available at the federal and state level. A comprehensive guide by MnDEED provides useful summaries and links to application portals.

Federal (SBA) Resources:

  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) + EIDL Grant
  • SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

State (MnDEED) Resources:

  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program
  • Minnesota Small Business Emergency Loan Program
  • Minnesota Small Business Loan Guarantee Program
  • Unemployment Insurance Shared Work Program

Other 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