April 3, 2020
City of North St. Paul Utility Customers
As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, the City of North St. Paul is actively adjusting our daily operations to respond to our customer’s needs. City of North St Paul will not disconnect customer’s utility services and will waive late fees until further notice, provided customers contact us and enter into a mutually agreed upon payment plan that meets individual circumstances.
View full notice.
Guidance on Stay at Home Order
On March 25, 2020, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-20, directing Minnesotans to limit movements outside of their homes from March 27 at 11:59 p.m. to April 10 at 5:00 p.m. to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
- Eligibility for Critical Sector Worker Exemption Executive Order 20-20 provides an exemption for workers who (1) work in Critical Sector and (2) cannot perform their work duties from home. View Business Exemptions.
The health and safety of our community members, our staff and their families are a priority for the City of North St. Paul. The City is following the guidance of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health to prevent the spread of COVID-19. COVID-19 Health Hotline (800) 657-3504.
State of Minnesota Website COVID-19 Dashboard Now Available
The site tracks the virus in the state and provides the latest data on available ventilators, ICU beds, personal protective equipment (PPE) and testing. The dashboard will be updated daily. View website.
North St. Paul City Hall, Public Works facility, park buildings and playgrounds closed to public access until further notice.
The City of North St. Paul has closed all playgrounds until further notice to help stop the spread of COVID-19 per Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-20. Park users are asked to stay away from play equipment during the closure. Our parks, trails and open spaces remain open. Please avoid group activities and follow social distancing guidelines.
Essential services will continue without interruption. Our emergency first-responders will continue to provide mission-critical functions so community members have ready access to 911 services for police, fire, and EMS response. City staff will be available by telephone and email during this closure.
- View City Cancellations, Closures, Business Information and Resources
- View Changes to Garbage, Recycling, and Curbside Clothing/Linens Pick-Up
- View Map of restaurants in North St Paul open for pick-up, delivery or drive-through service.
- View District 622’s Meal Pick-up Program
Students 18 years of age and younger can pick up a free bagged breakfast and lunch every weekday, Monday - Friday, while schools are closed due to COVID-19.
- View North St. Paul Area Food Shelf
The food shelf remains open to those in need of food. Staff have implemented enhanced cleaning procedures for customers and volunteers. To make an appointment to receive food call (651) 770-1309.
- View Minnesota Department of Human Services Programs and Services
A listing of food assistant programs is available or call the Minnesota Food Helpline at 888-711-1151.
- View Alternatives to Toilet Paper Causing Additional Public Health Concerns Alternative products such as paper towels, facial tissues, baby wipes, flushable wipes and other similar items do not break down like toilet paper.
|COVID-19 Resources for Businesses. The following programs and resources are available to business and employees who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.|
- Trump Signs Massive $2 Trillion Emergency Spending Bill Into Law
On March 27, 2020 President Trump Signed Emergency Relief Package, The Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). View Summary.
- US Chamber of Commerce - Emergency Loan Program
This emergency loan program is allocating $350B towards small businesses to keep workers employed: View guide and check list.
Business owners, please take 35 minutes to read the Paycheck Protection Program FAQs and listen to this webinar.
- Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Program - Now Available in Minnesota!
The SBA is providing up to $2 million in Disaster Assistance loans for small businesses which can be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that cannot be paid due to COVID-19 impacts. If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact the SBA Disaster Assistance customer service center at 1(800) 877-8339 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Small Business Emergency Loans
Following Executive Order 20-15, DEED has established a loan program to assist small businesses directly and adversely affected and whose industry is named in Executive Orders 20-04 and 20-08 following the COVID-19 pandemic. Unemployment Insurance Information Program assists workers who cannot work, have their hours reduced or lose their job as a result of the pandemic. The UI program is prepared and ready to assist these workers. https://mn.gov/deed/
- Sales Tax Grace Period
Restaurants, bars and other hospitality businesses impacted by the temporary closure order have a 30-day grace period in paying sales and use tax. During this time the Minnesota department of Revenue will not assess penalties or interest. This means that affected businesses with a monthly Sales and Use Tax payment due March 20, 2020 will have until April 20 to make that payment. These customers should still file their return by March 20. Find out more at the Minnesota Department of Revenue website.
- Minnesota Initiative Foundations to Serve Emergency Child Care Need in Greater MN and Think Small to Serve in Metro - March 26, 2020
Governor Tim Walz announced statewide efforts by his Children’s Cabinet to drive resources to the child care providers that are critical to our state’s emergency response. View full announcement.