COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

Due to the state's Emergency Executive Order 20-81, all staff and visitors at city facilities must wear masks. This order applies to polling places as well. View the state's FAQ page for more information.

The State of Minnesota's Emergency Executive Order directing residents to Stay Safe is in place. View the Stay Safe Minnesota website


Please see our lists below for the most recent status on our services, facilities, events, meetings and more. Call city hall at 651-280-6800 with any questions. 

Service and Facility ImpactsDrive thru COVID-19 testing

The following city facilities are closed to the public: 

  • Police Department

  • Both Fire Departments

  • Rambling River Center - By appointment only. Call 651-280-6970.

Farmington Liquors: The Farmington Liquors Pilot Knob location is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The downtown liquors location is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.! 

New store policies and procedures are in place. View the new hours of operation, and new policies and procedures here

Building Inspections Department
: Need a building permit? Visit the building permit page for more information.

Parks: Playgrounds are open. The equipment will not be cleaned or sanitized. Use at your own risk. Playground visitors should abide by social distancing protocols and wash hands after use. Parks and trails have remained open. Please do not visit the parks, playgrounds or the trails if you are sick. Always keep a 6 foot distance from others as well. Find the map of our parks and trails on the Parks & Trails page

Meetings, Events and Programs

City Council and Boards and Commission Meetings: Visit the Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Videos page for meeting details. 

Special Events & Recreation: The following is an update on upcoming programs and events:

Rambling River Center Waffle Breakfast and Silent Auction - Canceled
Rescheduled National Night Out - Canceled 
Halloween Skate - Canceled

Turkey Bingo - Canceled

Skate with Santa - Canceled

We made a few exercise videos with Program Assistant Stacey Popp to help you keep moving! View our YouTube channel to watch the videos and follow along. Click the links below for the work out videos. 

Resources for the Community

We gathered a list of resources for our community

  • Minnesota Department of Health or call 651-201-3920

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Visit the CDC's symptoms and testing webpage if you think you have been exposed.

  • Dakota County 
    • Dakota County Emergency Preparedness

    • COVID-19 public health hotline: 952-891-7834. The line is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to answer questions residents have about Coronavirus. Public health nurses answering the hotline will assist callers seeking help for housing, financial support, mental health and other issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Dakota County Community Resources - Child care, eviction prevention, healthy living, hotlines, housing, free student lunches and more.

    • Dakota County Business Resources - Checklists, employment assistance, mental health, federal & state resources and more.

  • 360 Communities
    • Local Food Support Resources

    • Lewis House shelters - Members of our community may not be safe at home during this pandemic. That's why 360 Communities' Lewis House shelters are open, and domestic violence advocates are still working. They are taking extra steps to ensure the health and safety of all their staff and residents, so they can remain open and serving the community. If you or someone you know isn't safe at home right now, please call 651-452-7288 or 651-437-1291.
  • United Way 2-1-1 - Provides free and confidential health and human services information for people in Minnesota, They work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to connect people with the resources and information they need. Whether in a crisis, or just need a little support, they’re here to help. Community service providers should create or update their agency profile here.

We gathered a list of resources for our businesses

  • Minnesota Unemployment Insurance 

  • Open to Business is your FREE business assistance resource provided by Dakota County. During this time the Open to Business team is ready to discuss your business concerns from COVID-19 related funding needs (Federal, State) to cash flow and next steps for keeping your business open. Call or email. They are ready and here for you.

Open to Business Advisor Contact
Tyler Hilsabeck
612-789-8838 (work)
312-402-6954 (cell)

  • Open to Business Real Time Solutions Webinar Series - Seven 30-minute impactful live webinars for businesses with information and direction from local experts on COVID-19 related changes. Find all of the recorded webinars here.
If you need to contact a city staff member, please use our staff directory to find their phone number or email. For general inquiries, call city hall at 651-280-6800. 
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