City closes all facilities; mayor declares state of emergency
To prioritize the health and well-being of our community, and to help slow the spread of coronavirus, all City of Minnetonka facilities will be closed to the public effective Tuesday, March 17 at 4:30 p.m. until further notice. All public meetings and city events, classes, lessons and programs are canceled until further notice.
Essential services – including public safety, emergency services and water and sewer utilities – will continue.
“This is an unprecedented time; the coronavirus pandemic is continually altering our way of life,” said Minnetonka Mayor Brad Wiersum. “Public safety, emergency and essential services remain our top priority. However, closing facilities and employing a modified delivery model will greatly reduce risk to the public and city staff.
“We all must take this matter seriously and fulfill our moral obligation to one another,” said Wiersum. “Follow the CDC’s guidelines, practice social distancing, stay home, shop considerately and help others in need. Please do all you can to protect yourself, your family and our community.”
Closed facilities include city hall, public works, Williston Fitness Center, Minnetonka Community Center and the Minnetonka Ice Arenas.
How to connect with us
All non-essential employees able to work remotely will do so. To conduct business with the city:
- Visit our website
- Contact our staff via phone and email; email is preferred
- In the event of an emergency, call 911. Do not come to the police or fire stations.
Mayor declares state of emergency
Mayor Wiersum officially declared a state of local emergency in Minnetonka on Monday, March 16, with the city council’s consent.
The declaration invokes the city’s Emergency Operations and Pandemic Response plans and authorizes the city to take any necessary steps to protect public health, safety and welfare. The declaration also permits the city to request and coordinate aid and resources from county, state and federal partners.
Stay tuned to minnetonkamn.gov/coronavirus for updates.