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COVID-19 Updates

Emergency Face Covering Ordinance

On Monday, July 13, 2020, the Duluth City Council voted unanimously to implement an emergency face covering ordinance, mandating patrons of indoor establishments to wear a face covering. The ordinance is effective immediately and requires anyone over the age of 10 to wear a face covering in all public-facing businesses and common areas of buildings.

Exemptions to the mandate include private buildings not open to the public, guests of food/beverage establishments, schools, child care facilities, and those unable to wear masks due to medical conditions.

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City Parks and Recreation information

Duluth Parks are actively monitoring evolving public health guidance from local, federal, and state agencies and setting policy accordingly.

NOTE: The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation division is asking the public to pack out any trash that they may bring into Duluth parks and beaches.

Park Point Beach Conditions     Duluth Parks & recreation

Latest Updates  -  Governor Walz Newsroom

HELPFUL RESOURCES

Minnesota Department of Health • visit website
Hotline Numbers:
General 651-201-3920
Provider Hotline 651-201-5414

Minnesota COVID 19 Information  visit website

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has announced that the Minnesota Small Business Relief Grants Program 

The program was approved by the Minnesota Legislature last week and signed by Governor Tim Walz on Tuesday – will begin accepting applications June 23. This program will provide $10,000 grants to small businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees are eligible. Half of the funding will go to businesses in Greater Minnesota and half to businesses in the seven-county Twin Cities metro area, as required by law.

 

Guidance on Safely Reopening Minnesota Businesses
Non-Critical Sector businesses and employers must develop and implement a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan  prior to reopening. https://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/covid/safework/safe-reopening/

By June 29, Critical Sector businesses are also required to develop and implement a COVID-19 Preparedness  Plan  See Plan Template dli.mn.gov/updates

 

Industry Guidance on Safely Returning to Work
Updates from  the State of Minnesota on safely returning to work as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted can be found here: https://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/covid/safework/

The State of Minnesota has developed a Stay Safe Plan, which outlines where we are in the process of safely reopening and what future phases may look like.

Beginning on June 10, 2020: View View Stay Safe Plan


Minnesota Department of Health: What to do if an employee has COVID-19
If an employee has tested positive for COVID-19, you must take steps to protect others in the
workplace. View the Full Outline from MDH


COVID-19 Preparedness Plans

Executive Order 20-74 requires that by June 29, 2020, all businesses – including Critical Businesses – fully adopt and implement a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. https://staysafe.mn.gov/industry-guidance/all-businesses.jsp

 

Guidance on Campgrounds:
https://mn.gov/tourism-industry/assets/campgrounds-guidance_tcm1135-432907.pdf

Guidance on Charter and Launch Boats:
https://mn.gov/tourism-industry/assets/charter-boat-launch-guidance_tcm1135-432908.pdf

Guidance on Restaurants and Bars:
https://mn.gov/tourism-industry/assets/restaurant-bar-industry-guidance_tcm1135-432913.pdf

Additional information is available on the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development website.

 

Minnesota Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program  • visit website

Explore Minnesota COVID-19 Information • visit website

SBA programs related to COVID-19:

City of Duluth • visit website

Duluth Police •  visit website
A message from  Police Chief Mike Tusken addressing community safety during the COVID-19 shutdown. • watch the video

 

DULUTH ORGANIZATIONS

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center • visit website

Duluth Chamber • visit website

Greater Downtown Council • visit website

 

DULUTH TRANSPORTATION

Duluth International Airport visit websiteCOVID-19 Mitigation Plan

Duluth Transit • view service alerts

Landline view website 
Landline has made changes to operations based on the guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the well-being of everyone. view details

Groome Transportation •   visit website