As most of you know, Governor Walz issued a statewide Executive Order on the wearing of masks. The order is effective Saturday, July 25. Please see the following links to the Executive Order, as well as links to an FAQ and guidance documents. https://www.leg.state.mn.us/archive/execorders/20-81.pdf You can see the Mask Guidance by clicking here or the Mask FAQ by clicking here.
Please help yourselves and your neighbors and wear masks and stay safe!
For reliable information about COVID-19 see the following link to our state Department of Public Health COVID-19 website for the most up-to-date local information https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html and hotline for the public: 651-201-3920. Also, the MN Employee Assistance Program provides free, confidential consultation on matters personal or professional. The national CDC offers information on cautionary procedures https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html and the Ready.gov website provides tools to help you make and practice a preparedness plan.
At the June 2020 Council Meeting, the Council and Chair of the Planning Commission agreed that because the St. Anne’s church meeting room is small, it is neither prudent or practical to hold City meetings there during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the City Council and Planning Commission meetings will continue to be held via on-line ZOOM meetings at least through the end of 2020 or until the Council determines the emergency no longer exists. Notices on the website will give instructions as to how to participate and the July quarterly newsletter will provide similar.
Current social justice protests have been mostly peaceful and hopefully will remain so. However, if you see any suspicious activity please report it to the police at either 911 or the West St. Paul Police at 651-322-2323.
Stay healthy and safe and have a wonderful summer!