COVID-19 City's Response

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April 16, 2020 2:45 PM

COVID-19 City's 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 have been monitoring 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 through April 6. After their April 6, 2020 meeting, the City Council extended the local State of Emergency effective for an indeterminate time.

To learn more, visit the website portal set up by the State of Minnesota.

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April 27, 2020 12:32 PM

Getting Business Reopened
A framework for safely returning to work:

Thursday April 23rd, Governor Tim Walz reviewed a framework for evaluating when it is safe to reopen a variety of workplace, social, and educational environments in Minnesota. As part of that framework, he issued Executive Order 20-40, which provides a limited first step in the process of safely returning to work, beginning only with workers at non-Critical Sector industrial, manufacturing and office-based businesses that are non-customer facing – allowing around 20,000 businesses and roughly 80,000 – 100,000 workers to go back to work beginning on Monday, April 27.

In order to reopen, EO 20-40 requires these business to do three things:

1. Create and share with their employees a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan that explains the actions they are taking to ensure social distancing and keep workers safe. The Department of Labor and Industry has created a template plan, which is optional for businesses to use as a starting point.

2. Engage in health screening of employees each day at arrival

3. Continue to use telework whenever possible

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