As the situation related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, "coronavirus disease 2019" (COVID-19), is rapidly evolving, cities across Minnesota are adjusting to state and federally issued guidelines and directives necessitating certain changes to city operations. Many cities have temporarily ceased operations at city-operated facilities, such as . . .
The clock is ticking! With Congress quickly fighting to pass a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package, Greater Minnesotans know that it is necessary to include supports for renters. The White House has called for final passage of the package by today, March 23. With over a trillion dollars on the line . . .
As COVID-19 and its implications continue to spread, a few key issues have come into play for cities across Greater Minnesota. Thankfully, there are some answers and resources available. Below is a brief summary of the issues and steps cities can take during this time. Emergency declarations Many cities with . . .
On March 18, Congress passed and the President signed the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion and Paid Sick Leave Acts as part of broader legislation enacted to address the COVID-19 pandemic. (H.R. 6201, Divisions C and E). The legislation is effective April 2, 2020 and will expire December 31, . . .
Due to an increased demand and subsequent shortages of toilet paper as a result of COVID-19, we have heard of the increased use and flushing of non-flushable materials such as baby wipes, napkins and paper towels. We encourage you to remind your community members to pay extra attention to what . . .
The four legislative leaders held a joint press conference this morning to shed some light on how the restrictions and guidelines related to curbing the spread of COVID-19 impact the Legislature and session operations. While that there are still some logistical issues being worked out, here is what we currently . . .