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.
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.
Need help navigating Closures?
Those with questions are encouraged to ask City Staff for help by emailing Nathan Fuerst, Planner/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.
The City’s goal is to communicate information on closures promptly to businesses, and to be here as support for those that would like help navigating State of Minnesota regulations.
Please follow our Governor’s Executive Orders 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.
Tom Nikunen, City Administrator
MnDEED Guidance on Exemptions: https://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/covid/business-exemptions/
MN Executive Order 20-20: https://mn.gov/governor/assets/3a.%20EO%2020-20%20FINAL%20SIGNED%20Filed_tcm1055-425020.pdf
MN Executive Order 20-33
MN Executive Order 20-40
MN Executive Order 20-48
MN Executive Order 20-56
MN Executive Order 20-96
MnDEED NAICS Critical List: https://mn.gov/deed/assets/naics-critical-list_tcm1045-424829.pdf
Federal CISA Guidance: https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/CISA_Guidance_on_the_Essential_Critical_Infrastructure_Workforce_508C_0.pdf