City prepares for possible Coronavirus outbreak
The City of Shakopee is making preparations for a possible outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community.
City staff are following the latest updates from the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health. We will pass along that information to residents.
While the city does not manage matters of public health, we plan to keep critical services, such as emergency response, active during a possible outbreak. We will also post updates and pass along important health information via the city website and social media. Be sure to follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/shakopeemn) for the latest.
Please know it’s possible some city services may be reduced during an outbreak. For example, the Community Center and Ice Arena are major gathering spaces for residents and may need to be shut down to prevent the spread of illness. Other programs may be temporarily reduced as we request staff who are feeling ill stay home or work remotely.
These preparations are being made with an abundance of caution, and we hope they prove unnecessary. In the meantime, here are some preventative measures you can take to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.