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.  

For the full list and updates on Governor Walz's Executive Orders, view the links to the right. Below are just some of the orders.

July 23, 2020: Following the Governor’s Emergency Executive Order 20-81, beginning on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 11:59 p.m., face coverings are required in indoor businesses and indoor public settings, (see Stay Safe Minnesota website ( 

City employees have been instructed to wear face coverings when dealing with the public and coworkers.  Workers must also wear face coverings outdoors when it is not possible to maintain social distancing. Masks are provided for visitors if they don't have one.  

The public is required to wear a  face covering inside public buildings. It is strongly encouraged to have a face covering with you at all times to be prepared to comply with the requirements of this Executive Order.  

March 17, 2020: 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  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, Anoka City offices
re-opened to the public on May 18, 2020, with safety measures in place.  

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. – 4:00 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.