City Hall Will Close To the Public
Jake Judd | Mar 25, 2020 AT 5:00 pm
(KNSI) - St. Cloud is getting ready to stay at home after an executive order takes effect at 11:59 pm on Friday and remains in place for two weeks as a measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Mayor Dave Kleis says in response to the governor's order city hall will be closed to the public.
"The building itself under the directive will be closed, but you can still make those phone calls, do what you need to do online, and also if there's absolutely an emergency, the St. Cloud Police Department is open."
Workers will be able to help residents online and help over the phone.
Monday's city council meeting will go ahead but will be done virtually and streamed online.
There's a public hearing on a lift station project. Comments will be taken by email or phone only. Comments will be taken up until 3 pm Monday.
The mayor says the city has been preparing for this day and will follow the governor's executive order.
"This is part of a plan and part of what we anticipated and planned here locally. From a statewide directive, locally, the aspect of that directive is, is the enforcement piece."
The mayor says local officials will be responsible for enforcing the order.
He says so far, St. Cloud area residents have stepped up and listened to warnings in this time of crises.
"It doesn't matter where you are on this planet. We're all in this together. The things that we do will help us end this because it will end. It absolutely will end, and we'll be better prepared, we'll be stronger as a community, state, station, and world. So, thank you for doing your part."
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