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The original item was published from 3/20/2020 3:50:00 PM to 4/20/2020 12:00:01 AM.
Posted on: March 23, 2020
[ARCHIVED] Apple Valley Covid-19 Facilities Update
Recent notable actions:
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- 3/13/2020 – Governor Tim Walz “Declares a Peacetime Emergency and Coordinating Minnesota’s Strategy to protect Minnesotans from COVID-19”. In that order, Minnesotans are urged to stay home when feeling sick, frequently wash hands, and follow Minnesota Department of Health guidance regarding hygiene, public gatherings, social distancing and healthcare use.
- 3/15/2020 – Governor Tim Walz further “Authorized and Directed the Commissioner of Education to Temporarily Close Schools to Plan for a Safe Educational Environment” and places where people gather like events and restaurants. The initial closure period is stated as 3/18/2020 through 3/27/2020 , with a requirement that children of health, emergency medical services, long term and acute care professionals, and law enforcement ( only a partial list as examples) are offered to be cared for at school locations, practicing recommended hygiene and social distancing best practices.
- 3/15/2020 – Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland “Declared a Local Peace Time Emergency Due to COVID-19 Health Pandemic”. This Proclamation acknowledges the actions taken by the Governor, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations related to halting gatherings of more than 50 people ( now down to 10 ), and recognizes the situation threatens the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the community.
- On Tuesday, March 17, the City Council held an emergency meeting at 3:00 p.m. affirming the Mayor’s Proclamation and acting to restrict access to the Municipal Center and other public buildings by the public for an extended time to be determined.