Coronavirus

Last update: November 19, 2020 at 4 p.m.

In response to the recent changes to the MN Stay Safe phase, the Fridley Civic Campus will remain open, but by appointment only beginning Saturday, November 21 through Friday, December 18, 2020. Appointments can be made online, by phone at 763-571-3450 or by email at info@fridleymn.gov. If you know which staff member or department you are trying to contact, you can also look at the online Staff Directory. The Public Safety Department’s lobby will remain open for service but access to City Hall is limited to those with appointments scheduled.

Springbrook Nature Center Interpretive Building will be closed to the public but will provide customer service by phone or scheduled appointment. Springbrook, along with Fridley Recreation, will be cancelling all in-person programming from November 21 to December 18. Rental space requests have been postponed until further notice. Trails, outdoor spaces and the Pavilion Activity Center restrooms will remain open. Restrooms will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with a portable restroom available after hours. We ask that you follow the governor’s directives and not gather with people outside your own households.

All essential services, including police, fire, snow plowing, street work, etc. will operate as normal. The City Council meeting scheduled for November 23 will be in-person with social distancing measures in place. Both Fridley Liquor locations will remain open at this time.

To learn more about Minnesota’s Stay Safe Plan, visit StaySafe.mn.gov.

Last update: July 24, 2020 at 3:59 p.m.

Per Governor Walz’s executive order, everyone will be required to wear face coverings in all public indoor spaces and businesses (including city buildings) beginning Saturday, July 25. Learn more at StaySafe.MN.gov.

*Please do not call the police or confront a person that is not wearing a face covering. Business owners will ensure face covering compliance with workers and customers. As a reminder, always maintain proper social distancing.

Coronavirus Monitoring and Planning

The City of Fridley is actively monitoring the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The safety of our residents, visitors, business and staff is of utmost importance. We are using information from Anoka County Public Health, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus in Minnesota as of March 6, 2020. The first case of coronavirus in Anoka County has been confirmed as of March 10, 2020. 

View the current Minnesota COVID-19 update

While we know the following updates will provide adjustments for some, we are intending to run business operations as quickly and effectively as possible, even during this time of limited in-person interaction. You can email info@FridleyMN.gov or call 763-571-3450 to have your needs addressed. 

Business Operations and Programs Status

(Updated November 19, 2020 at 4 p.m.) In response to the recent changes to the MN Stay Safe phase, the Fridley Civic Campus will remain open, but by appointment only beginning Saturday, November 21 through Friday, December 18, 2020.* 

*Note: Subject to change with updates on COVID-19 pandemic and federal/state orders. Please check back on this page and our social media accounts for changes. 

Listed below are some operational updates that are currently in effect: 

  • Face coverings are required in all public indoor spaces and businesses (including city buildings).
  • Fridley City Hall will be open by appointment only. Appointments can be made online, by phone at 763-571-3450 or by email at info@fridleymn.gov. If you know which staff member or department you are trying to contact, you can also look at the online Staff Directory.
  • All Fridley Recreation and Springbrook Nature Center programs including field trips, in-school and after school events, athletic leagues and animal feedings are cancelled until at least December 18.
  • All room reservations at the Civic Campus scheduled through December 18 have been cancelled. 
  • Fridley Police are encouraging the use of online reports for incidents that do not require immediate police presence or contact. 
  • Allow 72 hours for responses to utility billing questions. 
  • Licenses and permits should be submitted via email or fax when possible. Download applications and find the corresponding contact information by visiting Fridleymn.gov/930/Licenses-Permits. 
  • Springbrook Nature Center interpretive center, including public restrooms, is open to the public. However, the exhibit area is closed for the foreseeable future. 
  • Fridley Liquor Market and  Fridley Liquor: Moore Lake are both open with social distancing measures in place. 


Please note that Police and Fire staff are always available onsite at the Civic Campus. If you need to reach a member of Public Safety in-person, please use the blue call box that is located within the atrium doors on the front side of the building facing University Avenue. 

While we know these updates will require adjustments for some, please know that the City is continuing to run business operations as quickly and effectively as possible, even during this time of limited in-person interaction. You can emailinfo@FridleyMN.gov or call 763-571-3450 to be have your needs addressed. If you are looking for a specific department, division, or city employee, please use the online staff directory to find the phone number or email address of the person you are trying to reach. 

Council and Commission Meetings

The November 23 City Council is scheduled to take place in person with social distancing measures in place. Past council and commission meetings can be viewed online or on Comcast Public Access Channel 17. Please check back for updates related to other upcoming commission meetings. 

You can view all meetings online at Fridley.vod.castus.tv/vod. 

The City will continue to communicate any business updates to the public on the City website and City social media. You can also call 763-572-3505 and request an update. 

Safety Precautions

The City of Fridley encourages everyone to take extra precautions and continue to practice the same measures you would to avoid colds and flu, including:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough and sneezes (cough into your elbow or sleeve
  • Do not touch your face
  • Avoid shaking hands with people
  • Maintain social distancing and keep at least 6-feet between you and another person 
  • Avoid all non-essential trips out of your home 

You should also review these additional steps to prevent illness the CDC has outlined.

For updates and guidance, please visit the Minnesota Department of Health website. More information is also available online at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

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