COVID-19

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 throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Emergency Ordinance 2022-1178

The Hopkins City Council adopted Emergency Ordinance 2022-1178 - An Emergency Ordinance Relating to Face Covering Requirements within Specified Indoor Spaces within the City of Hopkins during a special meeting on Tuesday, January 11. 

The face covering requirement applies to any spaces open to the public, including retail stores, rental establishments (multi-family and multi-tenant buildings with shared common spaces), city-owned buildings, and service establishments, as well as recreational facilities and service centers. 

The ordinance went into effect January 14 at 12:01 a.m. and will stay in effect through February 13. Find more information about the emergency ordinance

Virtual Meetings

At the same meeting, City Council made the decision to hold all council and board and commission meetings virtually through the duration of Emergency Ordinance 2022-1178. 

Residents can watch City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission meetings live online or on Hopkins municipal cable channel 16, and participate remotely. 

If you would like to provide comment or ask a question during the meeting, you are encouraged to you to provide your question/comment prior to the meeting through this online form or via phone at 952-548-6302. F

View Emergency Ordinance 2022-1178 (PDF)

Watch the January 11 Special Meeting

Community Resources

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 January 11, 2022, the Hopkins City Council adopted Emergency Ordinance 2022-1178 - An Emergency Ordinance Relating to Face Covering Requirements within Specified Indoor Spaces within the City of Hopkins, Minnesota. The face covering requirement applies to any spaces open to the public, including retail stores, rental establishments (multi-family and multi-tenant buildings with shared common spaces), city-owned buildings, and service establishments, as well as recreational facilities and service centers January 14, 2022 at 12:01 a.m., through February 13, 2022.

    View the Emergency Ordinance (PDF)

  • On May 5, 2020 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)

  • On March 16, 2020, 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)