COVID-19 News Release Archive

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The City of Roseville, working closely with county and state officials, continues to proactively monitor the status of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Ramsey County for any potential implications for our community. Throughout the pandemic, the city has released several news updates of community interest, which have been aggregated below.

Roseville Makes COVID-19 Recovery Funds Available


August 17, 2020

The City of Roseville has received $2.7 million in Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to cover eligible COVID-19 expenses. On July 20, 2020, the Roseville City Council approved setting aside $1.5 million to assist residences and small businesses impacted by the pandemic.

Mortgage and Rental Relief for Residents


The City Council has approved spending up to $1 million in CARES Act funds on the Residential Relief program to prevent evictions and foreclosures of Roseville residents who experienced a loss of income related due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Roseville residents who’ve experienced a loss of income, either from loss of employment or reduction in hours due to COVID-19, are eligible. Households may receive up to $10,000. Eligibility requirements apply.

Financial Assistance for Small Businesses


The City Council also approved spending up to $500,000 to provide grants to assist Roseville businesses that lost revenue because of business interruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including businesses ordered to close by the Governor’s executive orders. Businesses, including home-based businesses, self-employed, and individual contractors, must demonstrate revenue loss due to COVID. Businesses with an annual gross revenues of less than $1 million are eligible for up to $10,000.

The city requests that those in need apply as soon as possible as funds must be dispersed by November 15.

Residents
To review eligibility requirements and for assistance applying for grants, visit www.cityofroseville.com/ResidentialRelief or call 651-999-5737.

Businesses
For eligibility requirements and assistance applying for grants, visit
www.growroseville.com/BusinessRelief or contact Noah Her at 612-294-1911 or nher@mccdmn.org.

Governor Issues Statewide Face Covering Order


July 22, 2020

Executive Order 20-81
Governor's Face Covering Requirements
Governor's Face Covering FAQ

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued Executive Order 20-81 on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 requiring people in Minnesota to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and businesses beginning Saturday, July 25, 2020.

For more information about face coverings and the Governor’s Executive Order, please see the Frequently Asked Questions About the Requirement to Wear Face Coverings.

The Governor’s face covering order preempts and ends the amended emergency order passed by the Roseville City Council scheduled to go into effect on Monday, July 27, 2020. Section 14.a. of the resolution adopted by the Roseville City Council states that Roseville’s order will stay in place until “Gov. Walz enacts a statewide order requiring face coverings.”

Similar to Roseville’s emergency order, the Governor’s order requires all Minnesotans to wear face coverings:
  • In all public indoor spaces and businesses, including when waiting outside to enter the public indoor space or business
  • When riding on public transportation
  • When working outdoors in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained
  • When present in a business that has elected to require face coverings
Exemptions to the Governor’s order include:
  • Children under age 2 years and children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old who cannot wear a face covering reliably in compliance with CDC guidance
  • Persons who have medical or other health conditions, disabilities or mental health, developmental, or behavioral needs that make it difficult to tolerate wearing a face covering
  • Any person who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, sleeping, incapacitated, or is otherwise unable to remove the face covering without assistance
  • Persons at their workplace when wearing a face covering would create a safety hazard to the person or others as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines
  • Alternatives to masks such as clear face shields may be considered for those with health conditions or situations where wearing a mask is problematic
Face coverings are also exempted from use when at home or in an assigned room or living unit in a place of temporary lodging, when in a private vehicle being used for private purposes and when outdoors or participating in outdoor recreation.

Face Coverings Required in Roseville


July 20, 2020

Resolution to Amend Emergency Order: Face Covering (PDF)

Masks are now required in Roseville. The Roseville City Council voted during its Monday, July 20 meeting to amend existing emergency declarations related to the COVID-19 pandemic to include requiring the use of face coverings in indoor areas accessible to the public.

The emergency order is effective as of Monday, July 27, 2020 and will remain in place until Minnesota Governor Tim Walz enacts a statewide order requiring face coverings, the Governor elects to end Minnesota’s Peacetime Emergency Declaration, or the Roseville City Council adopts a resolution rescinding the Emergency Order. Should none of the above conditions be met, the emergency declaration requiring face coverings will automatically expire on December 31, 2020, unless previously extended by Council resolution or ordinance.

To be in compliance with the emergency order, residents and visitors to Roseville must wear a face covering that covers the mouth and nose in indoor areas accessible to the public. Please review the emergency order for definitions and descriptions of indoor areas and places of public accommodation.

Exemptions are listed in the order and include children under the age of five years old and Individuals unable to wear a face covering due to medical, disability, or developmental reasons.

More information about the use of face coverings is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

To learn more about Roseville’s new face covering requirements, see the Face Covering FAQ.

Parks and Recreation Offers Modified Summer Programs


June 10, 2020

Parks and Recreation has announced an exciting slate of social-distancing safe recreational programs for this summer. Programs include skating lessons, day camps, youth sports, golf, nature programming and more.

All activities have been developed to specifically comply with Minnesota Department of Health the Guidelines for Social Distancing in Youth and Student Programs and Guidance for Social Distancing in Youth Athletics.

Each program has a safety sheet on its website so families can understand what to expect from the program. 

Due to group size limitation, some programs will fill quickly. Registration for some programs closes June 15.

To view a complete list of summer program offerings, visit www.cityofroseville.com/3466/2020-Summer-Program-Updates.

Parks and Recreation Announces Expanded Program, Service Offerings


June 1, 2020

As the City of Roseville moves forward with its phased response to COVID-19, the Parks and Recreation Department has announced several expanded program and service offerings. For all the details, visit 

Recreational programs, including day camps, nature camps, introductory sport camps and activity-based programs are tentatively scheduled for this summer, some with modifications.

The scheduled programs have been designed to comply with Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidance for youth recreational programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit www.cityofroseville.com/3466/2020-Summer-Program-Updates for a complete listing of program and service course descriptions and registration information. Registration for some programs begins on June 1.

Playgrounds in all Roseville Parks are now open for use. Per CDC guidelines, users should wash or sanitize hands before and after use, maintain a six-foot social distance between users and limit the total number of users on a playset to 10 or fewer at a time. Playgrounds equipment is not regularly cleaned or sanitized. Please use at your own risk.

Crews at the Roseville Skating Center are beginning to reinstall indoor ice in anticipation of a mid-June reopening date that will include modified operations. Visit www.cityofrsoseville.com/skatingcenter for updates and schedules.

In compliance with Phase II of Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s Stay Safe MN order, summer concerts at the Frank Rog Amphitheatre (ROG) through July 4 as well as the roll-in movie planned for the OVAL on June 12 have been canceled. At this time, Summer Entertainment performances at the ROG and roll-in movies scheduled after July 4 are tentatively scheduled to move forward.

Private rental facilities, including picnic shelters, park buildings and banquet spaces will continue to be closed through July 4.

The City of Roseville and the Parks and Recreation Department continue to monitor the latest guidance from state health officials to determine future programming opportunities. For specific information regarding the status of individual programs, sports leagues and events, visit Roseville Parks and Recreation online at www.cityofroseville.com/parks.

City Council Approves Measures to Assist Restaurants and Faith Communities


May 26, 2020

The City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday approving temporary waivers to certain City Code requirements to allow restaurants greater flexibility for outdoor seating and to allow drive-in religious services.

The resolution was adopted in response to Phase II of Governor Time Walz’s Stay Safe MN plan announced Wednesday, May 20 and is designed to further aid in the support and recovery of local businesses and faith organizations.

Phase II allows for bars and restaurants in Minnesota to open for outdoor service as of June 1. Outdoor patios and serving areas will be limited to 50 patrons at a time and reservations are required.

Under the changes, existing restaurants can expand onto sidewalks, parking areas and green space. Temporary drive-up operations will be allowed and businesses will be able to administratively receive a license to serve alcohol in the temporary outdoor seating areas. Temporary sign regulations and permit requirements were also waived.

The resolution also allows faith organizations to establish drive-up or drive-in services.

Waivers are temporary until the City Council repeals the resolution or the local peace time emergency is repealed. The businesses and faith organizations are required to provide protective barriers and meet other health and safety standards, including preparing a traffic management and fire safety plan. 

To be included on the city’s waiver list, businesses and faith organizations should complete the Temporary Waiver for Outdoor Business Activities during COVID-19 form located on the city’s website at www.cityofroseville.com/TempWaiver.

Businesses with questions may contact Community Development Director Janice Gundlach at 651-792-7071 or at janice.gundlach@cityofroseville.com.

Roseville License Center, Passport Center Resuming Operations


May 14, 2020

The City of Roseville License Center and Passport Center, located at 2737 Lexington Ave. N., are set to resume operations on Monday, May 18, on an appointment-only basis. Roseville City Hall and other city buildings will remain closed to the public for the time being under Minnesota Governor Tim Walz Stay Safe MN executive order announced May 13.

The Roseville License Center will resume processing Driver's License applications, Motor Vehicle transactions and DNR/Fish and Game applications. Appointments can only be made through its online appointment scheduling tool beginning Friday, May 15 at 4:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, click the “Schedule an Appointment” link at www.cityofroseville.com/licensecenter

Appointment times are available from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. The License Center is not currently open for weekend appointments.

The License Center will continue to offer mail-in and drop-box processing services for vehicle and DNR registration renewals for customers that do not require in-person transactions. There is a 48 hour turnaround time on registration renewals processed through the mail or drop box. For more information about mail-in and drop-off options, visit www.cityofroseville.com/licensecenter.

The Roseville Passport Center will also resume operations by appointment on Monday, May 18. The Passport Center can process applications for new passports and passport cards and provides passport photo services.

Passport appointments can only be made through the online scheduling tool by clicking the “Schedule an Appointment” link at www.cityofroseville.com/passports. Appointments may be scheduled beginning Friday, May 15 at 4:30 p.m. Appointment times are available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Passport Center is not currently open for weekend appointments.

Both the Roseville License Center and Passport Center have installed physical barriers (sneeze guards) where possible and have social distancing makers on the floor. Staff are working on “no touch” and “limited touch” procedures to limit contact and have dedicated staff that will be cleaning between appointments.

Customers visiting the License Center or Passport center are encouraged to wear masks and utilize the provided hand sanitizer available on site.

For questions, please call 651-792-7010.

Roseville Announces Event Cancellations, Parks and Recreation Operations Plan


May 13, 2020

The City of Roseville announced that it has cancelled its annual Rosefest celebration for 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Included in the announced cancellations are the city’s popular 4th of July Party in the Park and fireworks show over Bennett Lake on Saturday, July 4 as well as the Run and Roll for the Roses on Saturday, June 27, and the Rose Parade on Monday, June 29.

The cancellations are part of the Parks and Recreation Department’s updated summer 2020 program and facility plans. Several events that may be modified to comply with anticipated social distancing guidelines are still in the works, department officials noted. These programs will be analyzed with final decisions to come as additional guidance becomes available.

To assist residents’ understanding of the status of specific programs, all recreation programs will be classified into the following categories beginning Friday, May 15: tentatively moving forward with modification, awaiting more information, or canceled. All programs will be analyzed on an ongoing basis and move between the categories as more information becomes available.

Parks and Recreation officials are also developing a comprehensive phased reopening plan so that facilities such as the Roseville Skating Center, the Harriett Alexander Nature Center (HANC), the Cedarholm Community Building as well as park buildings and picnic shelters can safely reopen to the public as soon as state guidance on gatherings and groups is announced.

City parks and trails, the Cedarholm Golf Course, the disc golf course at Acorn Park, and tennis courts remain open for use with social distancing at this time, offering opportunities for residents to stay active.

The Parks and Recreation Department will continue to monitor the latest guidance from the Governor and state health officials to determine the feasibility of hosting future programming opportunities. 

For specific information regarding the status of individual programs, sports leagues and events, visit Roseville Parks and Recreation online at www.cityofroseville.com/parks.

Roseville Extends Local Emergency


May 12, 2020

The Roseville City Council extended the City of Roseville’s period of local emergency declaration due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic during its Monday, May 11 meeting.

Under the adopted declaration, the city’s local emergency will remain in place until the State of Minnesota peacetime state emergency declaration is rescinded and the City Council adopts a resolution rescinding the local emergency.

Mayor Dan Roe issued Roseville’s initial declaration of local emergency related to the pandemic during the Roseville City Council’s March 16 meeting. The City Council then passed a resolution extending the local emergency eight weeks to Friday, May 15.

The power to declare a local emergency is granted under Minn. Stat. § 12.29. The declaration of local emergency provides streamlined regulations for logistics coordination and prepares for the possibility of federal and state reimbursement of emergency costs.

City Buildings and Facilities to Remain Closed


May 1, 2020

City of Roseville buildings and facilities will remained temporarily closed to the public until further notice in order to align with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s modified stay-at-home order of April 30.

Conditions in Minnesota surround the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic continue to be dynamic. As the situation evolves and when appropriate, the City of Roseville will employ a phased reopening strategy based upon guidance from state health officials.

Thanks to swift early action in enacting the city’s business continuity plan, much of the city’s workforce has been able to conduct City of Roseville business from remote locations throughout the stay-home order period and will continue to do so. These efforts, combined with essential staff such police, fire, emergency medical response, and utilities remaining on duty, has enabled the city to continue providing the vast majority of city services without interruption.

Situation updates and health information regarding COVID-19 in Minnesota are available online from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) at www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/ or by calling 651- 201-3920. In addition to English, information is also available in Hmong, Somali and Spanish on the MDH website.

For updates on the City of Roseville’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit www.cityofroseville.com/coronavirus.


Parks and Recreation Announces Closure Extension


April 30, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to help slow the spread of Coronavirus, the Parks and Recreation has announced an extension of postponements, cancellations and closures through Sunday, June 7.

The postponements and cancellations include all in-person Parks and Recreation programming. Programs slated to begin in May have been postponed when possible, or cancelled. More information regarding June and July programs will be available in mid-May.

All recreational facilities, including the Roseville Skating Center, the Harriett Alexander Nature Center (HANC), park buildings, picnic shelters and athletic fields will to remain closed during this period. Should the State of Minnesota elect to begin permitting small gatherings, select facilities may reopen with social distancing restrictions in place.

Playgrounds, basketball and volleyball courts will also remain closed. Parks and trails, the Cedarholm Golf Course, the disc golf course at Acorn Park, and tennis courts are remain open for use with social distancing at this time.

Parks and Recreation staff will continue to implement virtual opportunities when possible and is working to develop appropriate programming as more guidance becomes available. 

The Parks and Recreation Department will continue to monitor the situation and will update closures and social distancing recommendations based upon additional guidance. For more specific information regarding postponements, cancellations and closures, visit Roseville Parks and Recreation online at www.cityofroseville.com/parks.


Roseville to Continue Virtual Meetings into May


April 29, 2020

In an effort to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and protect the public, City Council members, Commissioners and staff, the City of Roseville will conduct City Council and Commission meetings virtually into May.

To date, these upcoming virtual meetings included City Council meetings on May 4, 11 and 18; the Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on May 5; and the Variance Board and Planning Commission on May 6.

Additional May commission meetings may also be held virtually or cancelled. Please visit www.cityofroseville.com or call 651-792-7001 to confirm meeting times and locations.

City staff have devised several ways for the public to participate remotely in city meetings before and during the live meetings.

Members of the public interested in providing comment prior to a meeting may email the City Council or Commission. Online Council and Commission comment forms are also available. Email and comment form links are available on the city website. Written public comments will be compiled and delivered to City Council members or Commission members prior to the meeting.

Members of the public who wish to comment during public comment periods will be asked to join the meeting on the Zoom webinar platform. Meeting attendees should click the raise hand button during the appropriate comment period to alert city staff that they would like to comment. Individuals will be recognized and their microphones will be enabled, allowing them to comment. To register to attend a meeting virtually, visit www.cityofroseville.com/attendmeeting.

Members of the public who do not intend to provide public comment but are interested in watching a meeting are encouraged to do so via the city’s regular outlets. Roseville City Council and Commission meetings are streamed live and available live and on-demand at www.cityofrosevill.com/webstreaming. Meetings are also televised on Comcast Channel 16 to Roseville cable subscribers.


City to Provide Fee Relief due to COVID-19 Pandemic


April 22, 2020

The City Council voted to adopt several measures aimed at providing relief to residents and local business during its April 20 meeting, including a waiver of utility late fees and business license fee reductions.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on residents and businesses, the City Council has instructed city staff to waive the standard 10 percent late fee for utility bills due on March 31, April 30, and May 31, 2020 and not paid 10 days after the due date.

The city will continue to accept partial payments and emphasized that it does not disconnect water supplies to properties for late or non-payment. Payment delinquencies for utilities are posted to a property’s taxes in order to provide temporary breathing room for those unable to pay.

Additionally, the City Council voted to directly refund a six-week portion of annual on-sale liquor license fees and directed staff to begin the process of amending the city fee schedule to lower 2020-21 license fees for massage therapy establishments, massage therapists, and tobacco licenses for stores that were closed as part of the Governor’s stay-home order. This action will return $25,633 directly to on-sale liquor license holders and reduce fees for massage therapy establishments, massage therapists, and tobacco shops by a total of $5,650.


Participating in April City Council Meetings


April 6, 2020

To maintain its commitment to robust public participation, all City Council meetings in April will allow council members, staff, and the public to participate virtually in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Detailed Information for Participating in a Virtual City Council Meeting

In the interest of protecting the health and safety of the community, City staff have devised multiple ways for the public to participate remotely in the City Council meetings before and during the live meeting.

Public comment prior to a meeting
Members of the public interested in providing comment to the City Council prior to a meeting have two options:

1.    Send an email to city.council@cityofroseville.com
2.    Complete a City Council Contact Form

Written public comments will be compiled and delivered to all City Council members.

Public comment during a meeting
Members of the public who wish to comment during public comment periods will be asked to join the meeting on the Zoom webinar platform. Meeting attendees should click the raise hand button during the appropriate comment period to alert city staff that would like to comment. Individuals will be recognized and their microphones will be enabled allowing them to comment.

To register to virtually attend a meeting, visit www.cityofroseville.com/attendmeeting or click on the City Calendar on homepage of www.cityofroseville.com. Zoom meeting information will be posted in the calendar notification in advance of each meeting.

How to watch a meeting
Members of the public who do not intend to provide public comment but are still interested in watching a meeting are encouraged to do so via the city’s regular outlets. All Roseville City Council meetings are streamed live and available and on-demand. Meetings are also televised on Comcast Channel 16 to Roseville cable subscribers.

Ongoing updates
The City of Roseville’s decision to conduct April City Council meetings virtually is being done as a community mitigation effort designed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). City officials are continuously monitoring and assessing the status of the pandemic locally and following the guidance of the state health officials regarding the potential for future changes to city operations and activities. Please check the city’s COVID-19 website at www.cityofroseville.com/coronavirus often for the most current updates and information.


Roseville Extends Facility Closures


March 31, 2020

Based on continuing developments related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the City of Roseville has extended the closure of all city buildings and facilities to public access through Sunday, May 3.

The city has elected to proactively prolong the closure of all city buildings to public access through May 3 based on the continued circumstance surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and guidance provided by state and county health officials.

Roseville’s closure extension aligns with the requirement for distance learning for school districts and the closure of restaurants, bars and other businesses by Governor Walz’s #StayHomeMN executive order issued March 25.

With the exception of Roseville City Council meetings on April 13, 20 and 27, the city’s facilities closure extension affect the cancellation of all city programming, events and meetings; events and meetings organized by non-city entities scheduled for city facilities; and all community rentals of city facilities through May 3.

The city is currently exploring the use of technology that will allow the public to participate in the April City Council meetings remotely. Information regarding public participation options will be made available via the city’s website and social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor as it becomes available. 

The City of Roseville’s priority continues to be the health and safety of the community and the wellbeing of city staff who serve our residents. Essential services such as police, fire, emergency medical response and utilities continue to be provided without interruption.

Roseville’s early business continuity efforts, including providing much of city staff with the ability to work remotely, has the city well positioned to continue providing residents with access to most city services. Visit www.cityofroseville.com to learn more about Roseville’s business continuity plan and accessing city services.

City officials will continue to monitor and assess the status of the pandemic locally and follow the guidance of the state health officials regarding the potential for future changes to city operations and activities.


Governor Issues #StayHomeMN Order


March 25, 2020

In compliance with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s #StayHomeMN executive order issued Wednesday, March 25, the City of Roseville has extended the closure of all city buildings to public access through Friday, April 10.

In accordance with the Governor’s executive order, the city is cancelling all city programming, events and meetings; events and meetings organized by non-city entities scheduled for city facilities; and all community rentals of city facilities through April 10. Essential services to the community, including police, fire, emergency medical response and utilities will continue to be provided without interruption.

Following the two-week directive outlined in the Governor’s order, city staff will reassess the situation and follow the guidance of the state health officials regarding the potential for future changes to city operations and activities to help ensure the health and safety of the Roseville community.

All City of Roseville buildings have been closed since March 13, when the city announced that it would be restricting access to city facilities by the public through March 30. Non-essential city staff have been working remotely during much of this time and will continue to do so during the #StayHomeMN period to maintain resident’s access to most city services. Visit www.cityofroseville.com for more details about Roseville’s business continuity plan and accessing city services. 

Information regarding the state of COVID-19 in Minnesota is evolving rapidly. Residents can receive the latest announcements directly from the city by email or text message by visiting the City of Roseville’s Notify Me page and subscribing to City News Updates. Updates are also available by visiting www.cityofroseville.com/coronavirus and via the city’s social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor.

Residents who have general questions about COVID-19 should call the Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903 or visit MDH’s COVID-19 web page. COVID-19 information and resources are also available from the Ramsey County Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Roseville Declares Local Emergency


March 17, 2020

Mayor Dan Roe issued a declaration of local emergency related to the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic during the Roseville City Council meeting on Monday, March 16.

The City Council then passed a resolution extending the local emergency eight weeks to Friday, May 15, as well as a resolution to make expenditures during a local emergency.

Read Mayor Roe’s Local Emergency Proclamation

The Mayor is authorized to issue a declaration of local emergency under Minn. Stat. § 12.29.

The declaration of local emergency provides streamlined regulations for logistics coordination and prepares for the possibility of federal and state reimbursement of emergency costs. A declaration of emergency does not mean that the level of risk from the virus has changed.

The city’s local emergency declaration follows similar declarations by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Ramsey County. For the latest updates on COVID-19 visit the Minnesota Department of Health or the Ramsey County Department of Public Health COVID-19 webpages.

There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Roseville.

City Continues to Provide Essential Services

Following guidance from state health officials, the City of Roseville has closed all facilities to public access from Monday, March 16, to Monday, March 30, to limit the potential for community transmission of COVID-19. 


To ensure that essential city services continue to be available to residents, the City of Roseville has enacted a business continuity plan that covers all city department, including police, fire and emergency medical response, and utilities.

With the exception of City Council meetings, during which proper social distancing protocols will be strictly followed, all city gatherings, including commission meetings and Parks and Recreation events, activities and programming, have been cancelled through March 30.

For more information about COVID-19 and the City of Roseville’s response, visit www.cityofroseville.com/coronavirus


Essential City Services Remain Available


March 14, 2020

The City of Roseville has enacted a business continuity plan to ensure that essential city services continue to be available to residents.

Following guidance from state health officials, Roseville has closed all facilities to public access through Friday, April 10, to limit the potential for community transmission of COVID-19.

The city asks for the public’s patience and understanding of this action. Essential city services will continue without interruption. City employees will be available by telephone and email during the facility closure.

To maintain the city’s continuity of business, we ask residents to refer to the following information:

Vehicle and Driver’s License Services

To renew vehicle tabs, driver’s licenses or identification cards without coming to the Roseville License Center, visit dps.mn.gov for online and mail application options and a list of open Deputy Registrar Offices.

For questions, call the Roseville License Center at 651-792-7010.

Passports

Visit travel.state.gov for a list of open locations. For questions, call the Roseville Passport Center at 651-792-7010.

Business Licenses

Information regarding business licenses can be found on the city’s Business License webpage. For questions regarding business licenses please contact Deputy City Clerk Katie Bruno at 651-792-7023 or Katie.Bruno@cityofroseville.com.

Building Permits, Inspections, Code Enforcement, Planning and Zoning

Building Permits
Information regarding building permits and inspections can be found on our Building Permits webpage.

Permit applications may be submitted online or mailed to:

Community Development
2660 Civic Center Drive
Roseville, MN 55113
Attn: Building Permits

For questions, call Community Development at 651-792-7080

Code Enforcement
Email complaints@cityofroseville.com or nep@cityofroseville.com or call 651-792-7014

Inspections
Call 651-792-7080

Planning and Zoning
Call 651-792-7073 or 651-792-7074

Utilities

For information on utility billing, starting a new account or closing an existing account, visit the Utilities webpage or call 651-792-7196.

Customers may pay utility bills online or by check. Check payments should be mailed to:

Roseville Utilities
City Hall
2660 Civic Center Drive
Roseville, MN 55113

Payments made by check may also be placed in the secure drop box located in the parking lot near the entrance to City Hall (2660 Civic Center Drive).

The City of Roseville does not disconnect water supplies to properties for non-payment. Payment delinquencies for utilities are posted to a property’s taxes on a quarterly basis.

Fire

If you have a fire or medical emergency call 9-1-1.

Roseville Fire continues to be fully staffed and is operating under normal conditions without interruption. All fire programming have been canceled through Monday, March 30, including the Fire Explorer and Community CPR programs.

Fire Inspections and Permits
Call 651-792-7340

Police

If you have an emergency call 9-1-1.

Roseville Police continues to be fully staffed and is operating under normal conditions without interruption.

24-hour Non-Emergency
Call 651-767-0640

Parks and Recreation

All Parks and Recreation facilities are closed and activities and programs have been canceled through Monday, March 30. Refunds will be processed if a program or event cannot be rescheduled. Once the city determines when programs will resume, program supervisors will be in contact with details on program’s status and/or refund status.

For questions, email recreation@cityofroseville.com or call 651-792-7006.

General Information

For general information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and updates regarding any impact on upcoming city events, visit www.cityofroseville.com/coronavirus. To receive COVID-19 email or text updates from the city, visit our Notify Me page and sign up for City News Updates for the latest announcements. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Minnesota Department of Health and Ramsey County Public Health are the primary sources of information regarding COVID-19 for Roseville residents. Please visit their websites for the latest information.

COVID-19 information is also available from the State of Minnesota Department of Health in various languages:


City Announces Temporary Facilities Closure


March 13, 2020

Following guidance from state health officials, effective Monday, March 16, to Monday, March 30, Roseville will be closing all facilities to public access to limit the potential for community transmission of COVID-19.

The closure includes Roseville City Hall and Historical Society, Skating Center, License and Passport Center, Cedarholm Community Building, Harriet Alexander Nature Center, and all Parks Buildings. City Commission meetings will also be postponed during this time.

Roseville City Hall will reopen temporarily to the public Monday night during the scheduled City Council meeting at 6:00 p.m. To protect public safety, chairs in the Council Chamber will be set six feet apart to comply with Minnesota Department of Health social distancing recommendations.

The city asks for the public’s patience and understanding of this action. Essential city services will continue without interruption. City employees will be available by telephone and email during the facility closure.

This decision to close city facilities and implement enhanced safety measure was made in collaboration with our public health partners at the local, county and state level with the health and well-being of community members, the Roseville business community, and city staff in mind.

This community mitigation effort is designed to protect the health of city staff and safeguard its ability to deliver services, including emergency access to police, fire and emergency medical service (EMS) response.

The city will provide additional updates as they become available. Updates will be posted on the home page of the city’s website, Facebook page, Twitter account and Nextdoor.

City Monitoring Coronavirus Situation


March 12, 2020

The City of Roseville, working closely with county and state officials, continues to proactively monitor the status of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Ramsey County for any potential implications for our community.

The city and will provide updates to residents as they become available.

The health and wellbeing of community members, our business community, and city staff is the city’s top priority. Decisions regarding delay, suspension or cancellation of upcoming community events will be taken into consideration with that priority in mind.

At this time, all city services, including fire and police, are fully staffed and operating under normal conditions without interruption. This is a dynamic event, however, and the city urges residents to stay informed of the latest updates.

For general information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and updates regarding any impact on upcoming city events, visit www.cityofroseville.com/coronavirus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Minnesota Department of Health and Ramsey County Public Health are the primary sources of information regarding COVID-19 for Roseville residents. Please visit their websites for the latest information.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 page
State of Minnesota Department of Health Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page
Ramsey County Department of Public Health Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page

COVID-19 information is also available from the State of Minnesota Department of Health in various languages:

Hmong
Somali
Spanish