COVID-19 Pandemic Information

City of Anoka Response 

The City of Anoka is actively engaged with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and local and regional partners with regard to the state and local response to the COVID-19 virus.  City officials and staff continue to monitor the situation.  

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect residents, customers, and city employees, the Anoka City Council declared a local state of emergency on March 17, 2020 effective through April 6.  At their April 6, 2020 meeting, the Anoka City Council extended the local state of emergency for an indeterminate time.

Update on May 18, 2020:  City buildings had been closed for several weeks, but following Governor Walz’ "Stay Safe Minnesota" Executive Order, we re-opened to the public on May 18, 2020, with safety measures in place.  Staff continues to be available by phone and email. Please refer to the staff directory on this website, as needed.  

Better Values Liquor Stores are open regular hours, 8 AM to 10 PM Monday through Saturday and 11 AM to 6 PM on Sundays.   Employees at both stores have been advised to regularly wash their hands, wear masks and gloves, disinfect areas frequently, and use social distancing when interacting with customers. 

Some city meetings are being held via Zoom; some at City Hall.  Please refer to the meetings calendar on this website for updates on future meetings.  


Residents and customers may continue to contact staff as follows:

City Hall: Main Reception: 763-576-2700 (Open M-F, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)

Anoka Police Department:  Still responding to all reported emergencies and general calls for service.  

For general administrative inquiries as well as public record requests, please contact the department by calling 763-576-2800 M-F, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. , or or Email Anoka Police Department 

For dispatch (non-emergency), please call 763-427-1212.  

Fire Department:  763-576-2860 (non-emergency)

Businesses will find more information on our COVID-19 Business Resources page.