With the continued spread of COVID-19, the City of Shakopee is closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation to adjust city operations as necessary in the interest of public health. City leaders are committed to following the latest recommendations from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
The following public building are closed until further notice:
- City Hall
- Community Center
- Shakopee Ice Arena
- Fire Stations
- Public Works building
The Police Department lobby is limited to gun permit applications and scheduled appointments. For assistance with other services, please call:
- Report a crime: 952-445-1411
- Impound vehicle release: 952-233-9400
- Data request: 952-233-9400
- Emergency: 911
All non-essential city activities, programs and events will be canceled until further notice. This includes:
- All Parks and Recreation activities and programs, including the indoor aquatic center, fitness center, fitness classes, swimming lessons, Learn to Skate classes, active older adult programs and more
- All reservations and rentals at city facilities
- Egg Hunt & Candy Grab (April 4)
- SMSC Organics Recycling Facility free yard waste drop off (Sundays in April and May)
- Planning Commission/BOAA meeting (April 9)
- Parkinson’s NHL Exhibition Game (April 11 – POSTPONED)
- Park and Recreation Advisory Board meeting (April 13)
- Crime-Free Multi Housing training (April 21)
- Citizens Academy (April 22-May 27)
- Clean Up Day (April 25 - POSTPONED)
- Arbor Day Tree Sale pickup event (April 25 - POSTPONED)
- Bark in the Park (May 9)
In addition, all Parks and Recreation programs scheduled to start before May 1 will not be available for spring registration.
Refunds & Reservations
Residents who have registered for an event or reserved a room for rental will be notified about processing their refund or rescheduling their event.
Community Center memberships will be put on hold to ensure members receive the full length of their term agreement. This means your membership expiration will be extended the length of closure. For month-to-month Community Center memberships, you will not be billed until we reopen. If you have questions, please call 952-233-9500.
Many city services are still available through the city website. These include:
- Building permits and inspections
- Business licensing
- Planning, zoning and economic development assistance
- Engineering services
- Parks and Recreation program registration
You can also:
The City of Shakopee is committed to the health of our community, and we understand the need to stay active and spend time outdoors.
While some cities have closed their parks and playgrounds, the city prefers to allow residents to use these facilities responsibly. Our outdoor spaces will remain open in accordance with the governor’s Stay at Home order, which exempted parks and recreational lands.
To keep them open, accessible and safe, we strongly urge everyone to use our parks, trails and park amenities responsibly.
To slow the spread of COVID-19 across the state, Gov. Tim Walz signed Executive Order 20-20 [PDF] on March 25, directing Minnesotans to stay at home and limit movements outside of their home beyond essential needs. This order takes effect at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 27 and ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 10. Read the full announcement press release.
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, 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 a home from outside this state
- Care of others, such as caring for a family member, friend or pet in another household
- Displacement, such as moving between emergency 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 and lands, such as activities by members within the boundaries of their tribal reservation
- Stay at Home Frequently Asked Questions
- Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development information regarding Eligibility for Critical Sector Worker Exemption
On March 16, Mayor Bill Mars signed a declaration of local emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The declaration of an emergency invokes the city’s emergency disaster plan and allows cities to provide emergency assistance without complying with time-consuming procedures and formalities that are generally required before. The City Council ratified the declaration March 17.
Here are a variety of resources for businesses impacted by COVID-19:
- Minnesota Department of Revenue's information on the sales tax payment extension for eligible businesses
- Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development resources for employers, including information on staffing, hours, unemployment insurance and assistance for small businesses.
- Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development information about exemptions for critical sector workers during the Stay at Home order
- US Small Business Administration guidance for employers with links to information on small business products and loans, guidance on access to capital and the local assistance directory
Economic Injury Disaster Loans
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Minnesota small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Businesses can apply for loans to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. If you have questions.
Eligibility is based on the financial impact of COVID-19. The interest rate is:
- 3.75 percent for small businesses
- 2.75 percent for private non-profit organizations
SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years and are available to entities without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship.
How to apply
- Online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela
- Phone via SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955
- Email email@example.com
The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is Dec. 21, 2020.
- SBA Disaster Assistance Loans Businesses and Nonprofits [PDF]
- EIDL Eligibility [PDF]
- EIDL Fact Sheet [PDF]
- EIDL FAQ [PDF]
Small Business Emergency Loan Program
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has established a loan program to assist small businesses directly and adversely affected and whose industry is named in Executive Orders 20-04 and 20-08 following the COVID-19 pandemic. The Small Business Emergency Loan Program uses DEED’s lender network to make loans of between $2,500 and $35,000 for qualifying small businesses. Learn more about the emergency loan program on DEED's website.
- Employees affected by COVID-19 may be eligible for Minnesota unemployment insurance without a waiting period. For information about unemployment benefits and insurance, visit www.uimn.org.
- The Department of Labor has information about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick or family leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.
- Employers and career seekers can contact CareerForce MN by phone, email and online at CareerForceMN.com/locations. If you have trouble connecting, please call the CareerForce Help Desk at 651-259-7501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at 651-201-3920 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
We recommend visiting the following resources for the most up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 virus:
Please visit the following resources for information from our community partners:
Keeping Shakopee's parks open and safe
4/1/2020 12:31:24 PM
SmartLink offers grocery, goods delivery
Drivers will deliver for existing customers
3/30/2020 1:11:03 PM
Clean Up Day, tree sale pickup event postponed
New date to be determined
3/27/2020 3:43:49 PM
Republic Services' changes due to COVID-19
Republic will suspend some services beginning March 30
3/26/2020 8:30:00 AM
Shakopee City Hall to close to public March 30
Governor issues stay at home order for all Minnesota
3/25/2020 4:20:00 PM
Message from the Mayor regarding COVID-19
3/23/2020 3:30:00 PM
March 17 COVID-19 Update
3/17/2020 4:00:00 PM
City to close facilities, cancel upcoming activities
Shakopee Community Center and Ice Arena to close March 17; city activities canceled until further notice
3/16/2020 3:30:00 PM
City takes precautionary COVID-19 measures
Shakopee Community Center and Ice Arena are open, but activities hosted at the school district facilities are canceled
3/13/2020 11:00:00 AM
City to cancel some events and programming
MN Dept of Health issues guidelines that effect some Community Center, Ice Arena activities