PANDEMIC PHASE: PROTECTION & SHELTER IN PLACE
March 26, 2020
Re: COVID-19 CITY PLAN UPDATE
All Residents, Businesses and Citizens of Isle
The City of Isle is working diligently with the Governor’s Office and the League of Minnesota cities to be as prepared for the upcoming weeks ahead. The Governor has issued an executive order 20-20 “Stay at Home” to prevent the spread and to let MN health departments get better prepared for the inevitable cases to come.
We are monitoring the status; state and county wide; to determine the best and safest decisions for our community by the minute. The safety of our citizens and our staff are priority one!
With this new order; City Hall and the Community Room will remain closed to the public. Staff will still be on site during new business hours of M-Thurs 9:00 am to 4 pm to accept phone calls, emails and online payments, permits and requests. We encourage everyone to use the drop box for any written correspondence or call city hall for any questions or concerns that need to be addressed immediately. Public works will still be on site daily for all utilities and street department concerns. Any after hour concerns, please contact the non-emergency county dispatch at 1-888-860-8250.
Law Enforcement and Fire Department will continue to operate on regular schedule. Any issues or emergencies that arise, please continue to contact 9-1-1 and services will be dispatched accordingly.
With the Governor’s executive order, the School district will continue to be closed to all students until May 5th. Please follow Dean Kapsner’s notifications for continued information on updates regarding the school activities and curriculum requirements. East Central Regional Library is closed, but is offering e-books and digital Library options.
The Muni, local stores and restaurants; with curb side and to go options; are still open. Please contact them independently for questions about hours and services that are available from each location.
Please do not hesitate to contact City Hall if you have questions or concerns about City operations. Otherwise please continue to check the Center for Disease Control (CDC) cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov and the MN Department of Health https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
We will continue to keep you updated as new information becomes available.
- Follow the “Stay at Home/Shelter in Place” guidelines #StayHomeMN
- Wash your hands
- Cover your cough
- Stay home if you are not an essential worker
- Monitor your health wisely
Together we can all do our best to prevent the spread of this disease and help protect those at greater risk.
Mayor Rodney L. Schultz
City of Isle