Last updated: March 31, 2020 at 2:05 p.m.
Governor Walz has issued a "Stay at Home" (Shelter in Place) order for two weeks beginning midnight on Friday, March 27. This order is meant to keep people in their homes as much as possible, and only leaving for essential trips (work, groceries, pick up medicine, etc.).
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 March 26, 2020 at 10:17 a.m.) As of 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, the City of Fridley Civic Campus will be closed to the public until at least through Friday, April 10* (opening up for regular business hours on Monday, April 13). All business needs should be handled online or via phone and email during this time. 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 April 10.
- All room reservations at the Civic Campus scheduled through April 13 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, will close end of business day on Wednesday, March 25 through at least April 10.
- Fridley Liquor stores will close at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 through at least April 10.
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
City Council has cancelled the April 13 council meeting. All Commission meetings, including the Charter Commission, have been cancelled until at least April 6. Please check back for updates on meetings beyond April 6.
You can view all meetings online at Fridley.vod.castus.tv/vod.
The City will continue 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.