City follows state guidelines on coronavirus

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Northfield, MN (March 13, 2020)

Following up on the coronavirus concerns, the City of Northfield is watching the situation closely and we are following guidelines from the Governor’s Office, the Minnesota Department of Health and other state officials. We want to thank community members for continuing to follow the best medical recommendations such as washing your hands for 20 seconds, staying home if you’re ill and maintaining social distancing.

The City Council open meeting scheduled for Tuesday March 17, 2020, will be held as a normal public meeting, with some modifications.  Staff will follow MDH social distancing recommendations for those who plan to attend the meeting in person, so seating will be limited.  We encourage community members to consider whether they need to attend in person and review related MDH guidelines and risk factors.  If you are not attending in person and want to submit comments, please contact the City or use the e-comment feature on the website to share your feedback https://northfield.granicusideas.com/meetings/795-city-council-on-2020-03-17-6-00-pm/agenda_items .  Meeting considerations, including space for overflow for all participants, will be accommodated using the information received from the public.

As the situation changes, we will continue to evaluate our own strategies and plans. The City of Northfield will communicate any decisions that may affect our services to the community.

We encourage you to watch Governor Walz’s press conference and to continue to monitor information from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Let’s continue to do our part in reducing the risk for everyone. Thank you.

Governor Walz’s press conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjJC2-hMGFo

Minnesota Department of Health: www.health.state.mn.us

Federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): www.cdc.gov

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