Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 health pandemic, the City of Golden Valley has closed facilities, suspended programs and events, and made several operational changes.

On March 16, 2020 the Mayor of the City of Golden Valley declared a local emergency under Minnesota Statute, section 12.37. In accordance with that declaration, all City Council meetings will be conducted by telephone or other electronic means until further notice.

The City Council asks for the community's help complying with Governor Walz’s Stay At Home order, which was passed to slow the spread of COVID-19 (City Council Message To The Community 3-30-2020).

Status Of Closures, Cancellations, And Changes

City Facilities

The following City facilities are closed indefinitely:

  • Golden Valley City Hall (7800 Golden Valley Rd)
  • Golden Valley DMV (7800 Golden Valley Rd)
  • Brookview Golden Valley, including Brookview Backyard, Brookview Golf & Lawn Bowling, Three One Six Bar + Grill, and Brookview Events & Celebrations (316 Brookview Parkway S)

City Services

  • Public safety emergency services will continue as usual, and the Public Safety Building will be staffed with emergency responders 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Beginning Tuesday, March 16, non-emergency City employees will no longer report to work at City buildings. All employees who are able to work remotely will work from home. To mitigate the risk of financial hardship to employees and their families, the City will continue to pay all employees, including employees who cannot work remotely, at their normal rate of pay. Employee staffing policies may change as the situation continues to evolve.
  • During the closure, employees will have limited access to their office phones. The best way to communicate with employees during this time is by email.
  • All building inspections and inspections of other permits (ROW, stormwater, etc) are postponed until further notice.
  • Inflow and Infiltration inspections are currently postponed. Residents may hire private contractors to televise their sewer lines and send results to the City for review. Call 763-593-3960 before the initial inspection or with questions.
  • Procedures are in place to continue providing water and sanitary sewer services. Call 763-593-8000 for water or sanitary sewer emergencies.
  • With emergency response being the main priority, until further notice Public Safety staff will no longer provide fingerprinting services for the public nor process solicitor permit applications.
  • Utility payments can be made online via the City website or dropped at City Hall in the drop box near the front door. Go to the City website and search “utility billing.” If you have questions, call 763-593-8016 and leave a message. City staff will return your call. The City will not turn off water due to non-payment.
  • The City’s DMV office will be closed through April 10.
  • All Parks & Recreation activities, classes, programs, events, and Brookview facility rentals, are canceled or postponed until further notice. This includes all non-City events scheduled at Brookview Golden Valley.

City Programs, Events, Meetings

  • Starting March 17 until further notice, City Council meetings will be held virtually. Updates and links will be available on the City website before the meeting. To participate in the meeting, email a City Council Member or the City Manager before 4:30 pm the day of the meeting.
  • The March 23 Planning Commission meeting is canceled and the public hearing will be rescheduled. Check for updates on the Planning Commission web page.
  • All other City Board and Commission meetings are canceled through April 3. Starting April 4, all City Board and Commission meetings will be held virtually via WebEx.

Resources

Governor Tim Walz's Executive Orders

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has signed multple executive orders in response to COVID-19. Learn more at www.leg.state.mn.us.

Hennepin County Public Health

The County website offers tips for residents like taking necessary precautions and preparing in case someone in your family gets sick. Learn more at www.hennepin.us.

Minnesota Department of Health

The MDH website includes information regarding travel, what can be done to prepare, what the MDH is doing, and more. Learn more at www.health.state.mn.us.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC website offers useful information about virus symptoms and how it spreads. The site also has information regarding global and domestic cases. Learn more at www.cdc.gov.

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy provides information about its ability to provide our essential services. Stay up to date at https://www.xcelenergy.com/covid-19_response.

Small Business

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has businesses scrambling for information. Check here for information about loans, employment issues, and more.

Landlords/Property Owners

 

 

City News Stories

Mar 28, 2020 City Asks Residents To Heed Safety Guidelines While Visiting Parks

Mar 25, 2020 Governor Walz Issues Stay-At-Home Order For Minnesotans

Mar 23, 2020 Governor Walz Signs Four New Executive Orders

Mar 21, 2020 Are Playgrounds And Parks Safe During COVID?

Mar 19, 2020 Golden Valley DMV Closed But Will Take Tab Renewals Via Utility Drop Box

Mar 19, 2020 Annual Run The Valley Postponed

Mar 18, 2020 April 9 Organics Recycling Open House Postponed Until Further Notice

Mar 16, 2020 City Council Meetings Held Electronically After Mayor Declares Local Emergency

Mar 16, 2020 City Outlines Continuation Of Operations Policies Through April 3

Mar 13, 2020 City Of Golden Valley Closing Facilities, Canceling Activities And Events

Mar 10, 2020 City Continues Preparing For Potential Coronavirus Impact On Golden Valley

Feb 28, 2020 The City Of Golden Valley Using Coronavirus Outbreak To Evaluate Emergency Procedures