(updated June 1)
The City is working closely with Hennepin County Emergency Management Services and the Minnesota Department of Health to monitor and update protocols to keep residents and staff safe as the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Minnesota continues to rise.
Resources for Residents
The City has compiled a list of resources to help Hopkins residents navigate the impact of COVID-19.
Resources for Businesses and Workers
Local businesses are critical to the economy, vitality and hometown feel of Hopkins. COVID-19 has created a lot of uncertainty and challenges for many business owners and employees.
The City has put together a list of information and links to resources to help you navigate through this unprecedented time.
Official City Actions
- On March 16, Mayor Jason Gadd issued a local emergency declaration. This declaration invokes the City’s emergency operations/management plans and pandemic response plans related to the coronavirus outbreak. Fire Chief Dale Specken and City Manager Mike Mornson are leading this emergency effort, in coordination with the City’s senior staff. The Hopkins City Council will continue to receive briefings as necessary.
View Local Emergency Declaration (PDF)
- On May 5, the Hopkins City Council reviewed and updated Chapter 7 of the City’s Legislative Policies Manual related to neighborhood meetings associated with certain zoning applications. The City Council revised this policy to allow City staff administrative discretion to deviate from requiring applicants to hold neighborhood meetings when unforeseen circumstances (such as the COVID-19 pandemic) could make holding such a meeting impractical or potentially unsafe for the public.
View the revised Legislative Policies Manual (PDF)
Communications from the City
- Press Release: City of Hopkins Monitors, Prepares for COVID-19 (PDF) (March 16)
- Letter from Mayor Gadd (PDF) (March 24)
- Video message from Mayor Gadd (April 3)
- Video message from Mayor Gadd (April 10)
- Video message from Mayor Gadd (April 17)
- Video message from Mayor Gadd (April 24)
- Video message from Mayor Gadd (May 1)
- Video message from Mayor Gadd (May 8)
- Video message from Mayor Gadd (May 15)
- Video message from Mayor Gadd (May 22)
- Video message from Mayor Gadd (May 29)