Minnesota’s Stay at Home order extended until May 4
City of Shakopee facilities remain closed to the public; contact the city via phone, email or website
Today, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced the extension of the Minnesota Stay at Home order until May 4. Residents should continue to stay at home unless travelling for essential needs. The order is set to expire at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 3.
According to state health officials, the drastic reduction in resident movement has decreased the community spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The extension of the order will further aid in the spread of the disease while also allowing the state’s health care facilities to acquire necessary equipment and supplies to treat Minnesotans afflicted with the virus.
During the extension, grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and health care facilities will remain open. Other businesses that will remain open to provide essential services include banks, utility companies and home-based care services for seniors and people with disabilities.
City facilities, including Shakopee City Hall, the Community Center and Ice Arena, will remain closed to the public until further notice. City staff continue to provide essential services during the public building closures. We ask residents to contact us by:
Under the Stay at Home order extension, Minnesotans may leave their residences only to perform any of the following activities, and while doing so, they should practice social distancing:
- Health and safety activities, such as obtaining emergency services or medical supplies
- Outdoor activities, such as walking pets, hiking, running, biking, hunting, or fishing
- Necessary Supplies and Services, such as getting groceries, gasoline, or carry-out
- Essential and interstate travel, such as returning to home from outside this state. To protect our neighbors, Minnesotans are encouraged to stay close to home and are strongly discouraged from engaging in unnecessary travel.
- Care of others, such as caring for a family member, friend, or pet in another household
- Displacement, such as moving between emergency or homeless shelters if you are without a home
- Relocation to ensure safety, such as relocating to a different location if your home has been unsafe due to domestic violence, sanitation, or essential operations reasons
- Tribal Activities & Lands, such as activities by members within the boundaries of their tribal reservations
- Moving or Relocation, such as moving to a new home or place of residence
- Voting, we encourage Minnesotans to vote and to do so by mail when possible
- Funerals, provided that the gathering consists of no more than 10 attendees and the space utilized allows for social distancing (six feet spacing between people). Venues should make accommodations for remote attendance, if possible, for others. Individuals who are at high risk from COVID-19 are strongly encouraged to attend remotely.
Stay updated on the city’s response to COVID-19 at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/covid19.
Bill Reynolds, City Administrator
952-233-9311 | breynolds@ShakopeeMN.gov
Nate Burkett, Assistant City Administrator
952-233-9310 | nburkett@ShakopeeMN.gov
Kristin Doran, Communications Coordinator
952-233-9355 | kdoran@ShakopeeMN.gov