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COVID-19 Resources - City Buildings Open to the Public, Masks Required!


Updated Friday, August 20, 2021: Effective Monday, August 23, 2021, EVERYONE WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS AT ALL TIMES in City buildings, regardless of vaccination status. This restriction is being put in place due to a high level of COVID community transmission rates in Nicollet County. This applies to all indoor spaces in any City facility.

If you feel you cannot comply with this requirement, you will not be allowed in the building and are instead asked to contact the appropriate department by telephone for other options to complete your business.

Finance Department (utility billing) 507-934-0664
Building Department (building permits) 507-934-0662
City Administrator’s Office 507-934-0663
Public Works Department 507-934-0670
Recreation/Leisure Services Dept. 507-934-0667
Minnesota River Valley Transit 888-880-4696
Police (non-emergency) 507-931-1550
Library 507-934-7420
Thank you for your cooperation.

Updated 5/17/21: Pursuant to the most recent CDC guidelines and as directed by Governor Walz, individuals who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 are no longer required to wear masks in City buildings. Those who are not fully vaccinated, defined as “two weeks after the second Pfizer/Moderna shot or two weeks after the one shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine”, must still wear a mask under the same guidelines as previously directed. Please note that Minnesota River Valley Transit riders MUST continue to wear a mask while on the transit bus whether whether fully vaccinated or not.

Updated 3/26/21: Effective Tuesday, March 30, 2021 every Minnesotan 16 years and older is eligible to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Go to the Nicollet County website for more information:

Updated 2/11/21:
Nicollet County Health and Human Services hopes to begin providing vaccine for the 65 and older population in the near future. Currently, the vaccine allocations remain very limited. Please complete a survey if interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Completing the survey indicates that you are interested in the vaccine and ensures that they can contact you for registration purposes when vaccine opportunities are available. This survey is only for individuals who live in Nicollet County and are ages 65 and older. You can provide your interest in vaccination online by going to Nicollet County's website and completing the COVID-19 Vaccine Survey for Residents Ages 65 and Older or by calling (507) 934-8559 to speak with one of their administrative support team members.

Updated January 14, 2021: City buildings that were previously closed to the public reopened Thursday, January 14th. While the doors are open again, we require everyone coming into our buildings to wear a mask, and practice appropriate social distancing and proper hand washing to help keep our employees and visitors safe. If you feel ill or have one of the many common symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you delay your visit until you are feeling better and call/email with your question. Numbers for all departments can be found below or at Some offices have sneeze shields in place; some do not. Those that do not have sneeze shields installed, due to small office sizes, may restrict visitors to that particular office.
We appreciate the public’s patience and willingness to work with us while our doors were closed and we are happy to be back.

Updated January 4, 2021: The Library and Community Center buildings are open. Minnesota Department of Health guidelines will be followed, if you have questions please contact the Recreation Office at 507-934-0667. Other City Buildings and Offices remain closed, but services continue in all areas.

Updated December 16, 2020: In response to Executive Order 20-103 extending and modifying Executive Order 20-99 City Buildings remain closed to the public. But services continue...

Updated November 19, 2020:
Please go to Governor Walz Executive Orders to get the latest information for Minnesota. Emergency Executive Order 20-99, November 18, 2020 includes implementing a "Four Week Dial Back" on certain activities to slow the spread of COVID-19

Updated November 18, 2020:
Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Nicollet County, City buildings will again be closed to the public beginning Monday, November 23rd until further notice. Services continue. Staff will still be working, but to limit possible exposure to the virus, doors will be closed to the public.

If you have business with the City that can't be conducted over the phone or by email, please call the appropriate department using the numbers below. Someone will come to the door to assist you:

Finance Department/Utility Billing: 934-0664
Building Department: 934-0662
Community Development Dept.: 934-0661
City Administrator's Office: 934-0663
Public Works Department: 934-0670
Community Center/Library: 934-0667
Minnesota River Valley Transit: 888-860-4696
Police (non-emergency): 931-1550

For email contact information for these offices please check the staff directory on the website.

Other impacts due to COVID-19:
Temporary reduction in service hours for Minnesota River Valley Transit. Due to a driver shortage, the system will be operating at reduced hours and capacity until at least November 30th. Hours will be limited to 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Open gym at the Community Center has been cancelled until further notice.

Updated August 15, 2020:
Through federal CARES funding, Nicollet County has funds available to help with costs related to child care, housing, utilities, and other crisis needs related to COVID-19. Program ends November 15, 2020. Get more information or fill out an application at

Updated July 22, 2020:
On Saturday, July 25, a statewide face covering ordinance (Executive Order 20-81) goes into effect requiring people in Minnesota ages six and older to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces. For more information view the executive order or read answers to frequently asked questions about the requirement to wear face coverings on the Minnesota Department of Health website.

Updated: June 10, 2020
City buildings that were previously closed to the public opened on Monday, June 15th. While the doors will once again be open, we ask that everyone coming into our buildings practice appropriate social distancing and proper hand washing to help keep our employees and visitors safe. If you feel ill or have one of the many common symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you either delay your visit until you are feeling better, or call/email with your question.

For more details....check out the LATEST NEWS on our homepage, visit the department website or give us a call.

March 19, 2020
Due to state and federal emergency declarations, effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, City Hall, the Police Department, the Public Works Department, Community Center, Library and all other City buildings have been closed to the public. The Recreation Office and building tenants, including the daycare centers that operate out of the Community Center, will be open during this time and will make accommodations for customers needing temporary access. Doors at all City public buildings will have signs indicating how to contact City departments. Please contact us by e-mail, phone or via our website. Direct dial numbers are available for each department.

For information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), guidelines and recommendations visit the Minnesota Department of Health or the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) websites. Click below for more information.

Take Care. Stay Healthy.

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