Last updated: June 9, 2020 at 2:08 p.m.
Governor Walz announced Stay Safe MN is the next phase that will allow non-critical businesses like retail stores and main street businesses to reopen. During this phase, Minnesotans are still encouraged to wash hands often, get tested when sick, maintain proper social distance from others, wear a mask in public spaces and stay home when possible.
As of June 1, the Fridley Civic Campus is now open to the public. Please maintain social distancing while in the building. Springbrook Nature Center restrooms are open and cleaned once daily, but the exhibit area of the interpretive center remains closed. Fridley Market (264 57th Avenue NE) and Fridley Liquor: Moore Lake are both open with limited hours.
Currently, no additional changes to City services will be made other than those provided after the peacetime emergency declaration at the March 23 council meeting. You can find those updates to city services under the Business Operations and Programs Status section.
Coronavirus Monitoring and Planning
The City of Fridley is actively monitoring the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The safety of our residents, visitors, business and staff is of utmost importance. We are using information from Anoka County Public Health, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus in Minnesota as of March 6, 2020. The first case of coronavirus in Anoka County has been confirmed as of March 10, 2020.
While we know the following updates will provide adjustments for some, we are intending to run business operations as quickly and effectively as possible, even during this time of limited in-person interaction. You can email info@FridleyMN.gov or call 763-571-3450 to have your needs addressed.
Business Operations and Programs Status
(Updated June 1, 2020 at 10:19 a.m.) As of June 1, 2020, the City of Fridley Civic Campus is open to the public*. Business may still be completed via the website, email or phone if preferred. Continue to refer to the City’s website and social media regularly for updates.
*Note: Subject to change with updates on COVID-19 pandemic and federal/state orders. Please check back on this page and our social media accounts for changes.
Listed below are some operational updates that are currently in effect:
- All Fridley Recreation and Springbrook Nature Center programs including field trips, in-school and after school events, athletic leagues and animal feedings are cancelled until at least July 1. For the most recent updates on parks services and postponements, please read the services update (PDF).
- All room reservations at the Civic Campus scheduled through June 1 have been cancelled.
- Fridley Police are encouraging the use of online reports for incidents that do not require immediate police presence or contact.
- Allow 72 hours for responses to utility billing questions.
- Rental inspections have been suspended until further notice.
- Building Inspection updates can be found here by visiting FridleyMN.gov/204/Building-Inspections.
- Licenses and permits should be submitted via email or fax when possible. Download applications and find the corresponding contact information by visiting Fridleymn.gov/930/Licenses-Permits.
- Springbrook Nature Center interpretive center, including public restrooms, is open to the public. However, the exhibit area is closed for the foreseeable future.
- Fridley Liquor Market and Fridley Liquor: Moore Lake are both open with social distancing measures in place. Please note that Police and Fire staff are always available onsite at the Civic Campus. If you need to reach a member of Public Safety in-person, please use the blue call box that is located within the atrium doors on the front side of the building facing University Avenue.
While we know these updates will require adjustments for some, please know that the City is continuing to run business operations as quickly and effectively as possible, even during this time of limited in-person interaction. You can emailinfo@FridleyMN.gov or call 763-571-3450 to be have your needs addressed. If you are looking for a specific department, division, or city employee, please use the online staff directory to find the phone number or email address of the person you are trying to reach.
Council and Commission Meetings
All future council meetings will be held in-person at City Hall in the Council Chambers. Past council and commission meetings can be viewed online or on Comcast Public Access Channel 17. Please check back for updates related to other upcoming commission meetings.
You can view all meetings online at Fridley.vod.castus.tv/vod.
The City will continue to communicate any business updates to the public on the City website and City social media. You can also call 763-572-3505 and request an update.
The City of Fridley encourages everyone to take extra precautions and continue to practice the same measures you would to avoid colds and flu, including:
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough and sneezes (cough into your elbow or sleeve
- Do not touch your face
- Avoid shaking hands with people
- Maintain social distancing and keep at least 6-feet between you and another person
- Avoid all non-essential trips out of your home
You should also review these additional steps to prevent illness the CDC has outlined.