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An executive order by Governor Tim Walz increased restrictions for fitness centers, restaurants, bars, gatherings and more for four weeks, effective beginning Friday, November 20, at 11:59 p.m., through at least Friday, December 18
Please continue to follow the state’s "Stay Safe” and “Dial Back” plans, wear masks, social distance, wash hands and stay home if you’re sick. Your actions matter, and will help protect yourself, your family and your fellow Hopkins residents.
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 closed to in-person services and (non-school related) programming. More information on virtual programming and how to get involved can be found at www.hopkinsmn.com/activitycenter.
The Hopkins Center for the Arts is closed and all in-person programming and events are canceled. Virtual exhibitions and programming 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 closed to in-person (non-school related) programming . More information 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 required indoors in Hopkins and throughout Minnesota. On Wednesday, July 22, Governor Tim Walz announced a statewide order requiring Minnesotans to wear face masks in restaurants, stores and other public indoor gathering places.
The face mask requirement is intended to add to (and not substitute for) other practices (such as hand washing, staying home when sick, and maintaining appropriate physical distancing of at least six feet) as recommended by public health officials to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Individuals who fail to comply with the mask mandate can be punished with a petty misdemeanor and a fine of $100.
While our City facilities may be closed, we are committed to providing a high level of essential services, including public safety (police and fire) and utilities (sewer, water and streets).
During Governor Walz’s Executive Order, City staff will also 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.
The City of Hopkins Emergency Management, Police and Public Works are working cooperatively to monitor park use.
It is the City’s goal to maintain access to our parks, trails and park amenities while ensuring the health and safety of Hopkins residents.
Consistent with the governor’s executive order 20-20 which exempted parks and recreational lands and did not mandate the closure of playgrounds, Hopkins park areas remain open, providing opportunities for residents to stay active and connected as a community during these uncertain times.
To keep them open, accessible and safe, we strongly urge everyone to use our parks, trails and park amenities responsibly.
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.