A Local Emergency has been declared for the City of Arden Hills. Mayor David Grant declared a local emergency for the City of Arden Hills and the City Council voted last night to extend the declaration until the emergency has ended or the Council takes further action. The below events led to the local declaration for Arden Hills:
· On January 31, 2020, the Secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in response to COVID-19;
· On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized the global outbreak COVID-19 as a pandemic;
· On March 13, 2020, President Donald J. Trump proclaimed the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States a national emergency; and
· On March 20, 2020, Governor Timothy J. Walz issued Executive Order 20-01 under Minn. Stat. Ch. 12 declaring the outbreak of COVID-19 in Minnesota a peacetime emergency. On March 16, 2020, the Minnesota Executive Council extended Executive Order 20-01 for 30 days.
· These are not inclusive of other local declarations made in the last few days.
By signing an emergency declaration, aid and/or resources may be sought from surrounding jurisdictions, such as Ramsey County, the State of Minnesota, and the Federal Government to assist in the city’s response to COVID-19.
The city has created COVID-19 Alerts to update the community on city operations, closures, cancellations and other helpful information to help residents and business owners during this time. Visit the city website for more information. Subscribe to receive alerts by email or text.