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On May 6, Governor Tim Walz announced a three-step timeline to end nearly all state COVID-19 restrictions by May 28, and end the statewide masking requirement once 70 percent of Minnesotans age 16 years and older get their vaccine, or by July 1.
Step one takes place at noon on May 7. It includes initial steps to relax some restrictions, primarily in outdoor settings.
The second step begins on May 28. Remaining capacity and distancing limits will come to an end, including for indoor events and gatherings. The requirements that will remain include:
The third step takes place once 70 percent of Minnesotans age 16 years and older – 3,087,404 Minnesotans – get at least one dose of the vaccine, but no later than July 1.
Staff at City Hall are available by appointment. To make an appointment to meet with staff, you may call the main line at 952-935-8474, or call or email the department you need assistance from directly. You can find staff contact information on our website at www.hopkinsmn.com/Directory. Residents are asked to wear masks while interacting with staff in-person.
In addition, City Council and Board and Commission meetings will be held virtually until it is deemed safe to hold them in-person.
The Depot Coffee House is open with reduced hours. More about the Depot is available at www.thedepotcoffeehouse.com.
The Hopkins Activity Center is now open for select senior programs and rentals. More information on virtual and in-person programming and how to get involved can be found at www.hopkinsmn.com/activitycenter.
The Hopkins Center for the Arts is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More information is available at www.hopkinsartscenter.com.
The Hopkins Fire Department is currently closed to the public. No fire department tours are being offered at this time.
The Hopkins Pavilion is now open for turf and room rentals. More information about programming at the Pavilion is available at www.hopkinspavilion.com.
The Hopkins Police Department is currently closed to the public. Records may be requested by calling 952-938-8885.
Hopkins Public Works is currently closed to the public.
Yes. Face masks are currently required in all public indoor spaces and indoor businesses in Hopkins and throughout Minnesota.
On May 6, Governor Tim Walz announced the end the statewide masking requirement once 70 percent of Minnesotans age 16 years and older get their vaccine, or by July 1.
The City of Hopkins is committed to providing a high level of essential services, including public safety (police and fire) and utilities (sewer, water and streets).
City staff are be working to provide necessary services to the community. Residents and community members are encouraged to connect with staff through our website, by phone or by email.
Find staff contact information
Anyone in need of immediate (non-emergency) assistance should call the City’s main line at 952-935-8474.
Updates from the City of Hopkins will be posted on the City website. Sign up for email updates at www.hopkinsmn.com/connections.
The Minnesota Department of Health website is updated frequently with the latest information about COVID-19. Individuals in need of more information can call the MDH hotline at 651-201-3920.
Residents can watch City Council meetings live on Channel 16. Meetings are also streamed live at www.hopkinsmn.com/349/Watch-Meetings-Live-On-Demand.
You can help protect yourself and others in the community by:
Amid rising reports of discrimination from the Asian American community, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan launched a Discrimination Helpline to reinforce the state’s efforts to protect the civil rights of Minnesotans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minnesota residents who experience or witness bias and discrimination can call the Discrimination Helpline at 1-833-454-0148 or complete and submit this online form. Translation/interpretation services are available. The helpline is staffed Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If you have been the victim of a crime, including a hate crime, or fear for your safety, call 911 immediately.
According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the United States Department of Justice, there have been reports of many different COVID-19-related scams, including:
You can protect yourself from scams:
More information on COVID-19 related scams is on the FCC website at www.fcc.gov/covid-scams.