COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information & Resources

Nov. 23, 2020: New Small business relief for restaurants, bars, fitness centers, event and entertainment venues

Small business reliefStarting Monday, Nov. 23, business can apply for new grant funding to mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19. 

Businesses that have not received Hennepin County Small Business Relief funds can apply for grants up to $15,000.

Businesses that have received Hennepin County Small Business Relief funds can apply for additional grant funds up to $10,000. 

Application

  •  Application opens on hennepin.us Monday, Nov. 23  
  •  Apply by noon on Tuesday, Dec.1

Eligible expenses include

  • Rent/mortgage  
  • Utilities/non-payroll operating expenses
  • Supplier payments
  • Personal protective equipment/costs to comply with public health guidance  

Eligible businesses

  • Restaurants/food service establishments 
  • Bars/drinking places
  • Fitness centers/gyms 
  • Event/entertainment venues
  • View additional criteria


Nov. 5, 2020: Ramsey County Landlord Assistance Program

Ramsey County Landlord Assistance ProgramRamsey County is happy to announce the new Landlord Assistance program to help keep landlords afloat and tenants in stable housing through this difficult time.

The Landlord Assistance program provides one-time assistance grants to landlords with properties in Ramsey County who have tenants that have been unable to make rent payments as a result of COVID-19.

Eligible landlords can receive up to $20,000 in reimbursement per rental unit for tenants’ missed rent payments and/or unpaid fees due to hardships caused by COVID-19 from March 1, 2020 through Dec. 30, 2020.

Ramsey County is accepting applications through two application periods:

  • Priority deadline for small landlords (those owning no more than 50 units): Friday, Nov. 13.
  • Final deadline for all other landlords, including small landlords that did not previously apply: Thursday, Dec. 10.

To apply

Eligibility

A residential landlord is eligible to apply for a one-time assistance grant if:

  • The property is located in Ramsey County.
  • The landlord owns the property as of the date of application.
  • The property is residential (mixed use properties will be eligible for residential leases only).
  • The landlord is NOT a government entity or public housing authority.
  • The landlord has not already received any COVID-19 relief funds in the form of a grant or forgivable loan exceeding $20,000 per unit on the application.
  • The landlord has not received any other funding for the same expenses from other sources
  • The landlord has written confirmation that tenants have had difficulty making rent payments as a result of COVID-19.

Learn more about eligibility and the application process at ramseycounty.us/landlord assistance. Questions? Call Nabil at 651-266-4896.


Oct. 28, 2020: Celebrate Halloween safely this year and help stop the spread of COVID-19

Halloween MDH websiteThe Minnesota Department of Health recommends choosing activities with lower risk, such as:

  • Celebrate at home with family. 
  • Carve or decorate pumpkins. 
  • Have a Halloween movie night with treats.
  • Celebrate outside with family, neighbors, and friends. 
  • Carve or decorate pumpkins outside. 
  • Hold a  Halloween-themed scavenger hunt.
  • A virtual Halloween costume contest.

For more information, please visit: health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/holidays.html#halloween


Oct. 26, 2020: Mask up

masks_City newsflashSt. Anthony Village- we must continue to do our part to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a mask is simple and necessary - nearly everyone can do it. When paired with other steps, like staying six feet apart, washing your hands, and staying home when possible, we can stay safe. Learn more about Minnesota's masking requirement: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover..

Oct. 22, 2020: Free COVID-19 Community Saliva Testing

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is offering Minnesotans more and different options for COVID-19 testing by offering saliva testing, in addition to traditional COVID-19 community testing, in a growing number of locations across the state. The test is more comfortable than a nasal swab, and available at no cost to anyone who believes they need a COVID-19 test.

  • Saliva testing is free and available to all Minnesotans who believe they need to be tested, with or without symptoms.
  • Identification is not required. You do need to have an email address and phone number to receive your results.
  • Insurance is not required. If you do have insurance, you will need to show your card. The test is completely free whether or not you have insurance, and you will not receive a bill.
  • Saliva testing may not be right for those with low saliva production, such as children under age 4 or someone who has suffered a stroke.

Where to get a test
The state is opening up several saliva testing sites across Minnesota. View all available testing-site locations.

Aug. 11, 2020

Ramsey County is now offering a new program called TechPak, bringing computer, internet and digital literacy training into the homes of Ramsey County residents who have experienced economic impacts due to COVID-19.  Important: The enrollment period is now open through Thursday, Aug. 13, and is available online at ramseycounty.us/techpak. If a resident lacks internet access to apply, they can call 651-266-6002 to sign up.   

Recipients of a TechPak will work with a digital literacy navigator, complete a digital literacy assessment and at least three North Star Digital Literacy trainings.

TechPak contents:

  • Refurbished laptop
  • Hotspot for internet access
  • QuickStart guides
  • Pre-loaded bookmarks to assist in job searches and trainings

TechPak is a partnership between Tech DumpLiteracy MinnesotaSaint Paul Public Library and Ramsey County.  


Aug. 5, 2020

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Ramsey County is offering free COVID-19 testing sites on Saturdays and Sundays during the month of August. Sign up for an appointment time at: primarybio.com/r/ramsey.. Learn more about locations and times at ramseycounty.us/testingsites.

  • Open to everyone.
  • Free, no insurance needed.
  • Symptoms or no symptoms.
  • Drive-thru and walk-up.
  • Pre-registration recommended but not required.
  • Interpreters available onsite.

View the Aug. 8-9 flyer in the following additional languages:

Call 651-343-4837 (Hmoob) or 651-343-4468 (unDusdm) if you have questions or need assistance.


July 22, 2020

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As of July 25, 2020, per the Governor’s Executive Order 20-81, people in Minnesota are required to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and businesses, unless alone.  Additionally, workers are required to wear a face covering when working outdoors in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Requirement to Wear Face Coverings

Face Covering Requirements and Recommendations under Executive Order 20-81

June 10, 2020

Now, we are slowly moving the dial and introducing more interaction between people over time. As we take cautious steps forward, it is more important than ever that we all do our part to slow the spread of the virus. 

  • All Minnesotans who can work from home must do so
  • Wash your hands often
  • Get tested when sick
  • Maintain social distance
  • Wear a mask
  • Stay home when able

 For more information visit Minnesota COVID-19 Response website.

May 18, 2020

The Stay Safe Order encourages Minnesotans to stay close to home but allows gatherings of friends and family of 10 people or less, if proper social distancing measures—like staying six feet apart and wearing a mask—are taken. The order also further opens retail stores and other Main Street businesses if they have a preparedness plan and operate at 50 percent occupancy. For more information visit Minnesota COVID-19 Response website.

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May 7, 2020

The St. Anthony Village Fire Department has a new video showing how they are using a new and innovative way to sanitize across City departments and facilities. 

May 6, 2020

The splash pads located at Central Park and Emerald Park are closed for the 2020 season.

April 30, 2020

Governor Walz extended the stay at home order until at least May 18.  For more information visit Minnesota COVID-19 Response website.

Stay at home order extended to May 18

April 27, 2020 

The Minnesota Department of education is committed to protecting the health, safety, and well-being of children. View resources for supporting students and families during COVID-19.

April 24, 2020

St. Anthony Village Wine and Spirits Marketplace and Silver Lake Village locations open Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 8 PM

Our Marketplace location will now open at 12:00 pm beginning Friday April 24, 2020. Our hours of operation at both stores will be Monday through Saturday, Noon until 8:00 pm. Both stores will remain temporarily closed on Sundays. Please continue to monitor our web site, our Facebook page and twitter for up to date announcements and information as this continues to be a very fluid situation and changes may occur.

Our goal is to provide a safe shopping environment for our staff and customers. We have implemented precautionary measures such as social distancing guidelines, Plexiglas barriers and continuous cleaning to help us with that goal.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during these unprecedented times.

April 23, 2020

mask driveHomemade Mask Collection Sat. April 25th 10 AM- 2 PM SAV Fire Station

On Saturday, April 25th from 10 am- 2 pm, the St. Anthony Fire Department will be collecting homemade mask donations. This is a statewide initiative that was developed by the Governor and Lt. Governor. The drop-off will be in the South entrance of the Fire Station at 3505 Silver Lake Road. Cones, signage and a drop container will be setup to help direct those parties who will be participating in the donation drive. Please keep in mind that the masks are to be placed in sealed Ziploc style bag(s) prior to the drop-off and those bags will not be provided. The goal of this drive is collect as many homemade masks as possible. They will then be delivered to local congregate care facilities that need them for both staff and residents.

April 23, 2020

The following is a video message from the Mayor with updates during Gov. Walz’s stay-at-home order during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the video below or read the message from Mayor.

April 17, 2020

We are opening our Marketplace location on Friday April 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

Our days and hours of operation at Marketplace will be Monday through Saturday, 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm and closed on Sundays. Our Silver Lake Village location is open Monday through Saturday, Noon until 8:00 pm and closed on Sundays. Please continue to monitor our web site at www.savmn.com, our Facebook page and twitter for up to date announcements and information as this continues to be a very fluid situation and changes may occur.

We hope that you, your family, friends and neighbors are healthy and safe! Our goal is to provide a safe shopping environment for our staff and customers. We will continue to provide social distancing measures such as limiting the number of customers in the store and designated safe distances between customers. We have installed protective plexiglass barriers on our checkout counters for added safety. Our stores will be cleaned and disinfected continuously by our staff and a professional cleaning service. We will continue to research ways to provide additional safety measures as needed.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during these unprecedented times. We are excited to have both stores open and ready serve our valued residents and customers. Stop in and see us!

April 9, 2020

Updated video message from the Mayor and Council regarding Gov. Walz’s stay-at-home order extended to May 4, 2020.



April 9, 2020 lq store logo

St. Anthony Village Wine and Spirits Announcement

We are opening our Silver Lake Village location on Saturday April 11, 2020 at Noon.

Our days and hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday, Noon until 8:00 pm, closed on Sundays. Our Marketplace location will remain closed but we are working on plans to reopen soon. Please continue to monitor our web site at www.savmn.com, our Facebook page and twitter for up to date announcements and information as this continues to be a very fluid situation and changes may occur.

We hope that you, your family, friends and neighbors are healthy and safe! Our goal is to provide a safe shopping environment for our staff and customers. We will continue to provide social distancing measures such as limiting the number of customers in the store and designated safe distances between customers. We have installed protective plexiglass barriers on our checkout counters for added safety. Our stores will be cleaned and disinfected continuously by our staff and a professional cleaning service. We will continue to research ways to provide additional safety measures as needed.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during these unprecedented times. We are excited to return to work and serve our valued residents and customers. We missed you and look forward to seeing you again!

April 8, 2020

Governor Tim Walz extends the stay at home order until May 4th.  Learn more about The Governor’s actions related to COVID-19.

City Hall will have a modified opening beginning Monday April 13th. To support staying at home City Hall encourages you to use email, phone, and the drop box to conduct business with us. You can contact us by emailing us at city@savmn.com or by leaving a voice message at 612-782-3301. We also have a drop box located outside of City Hall that we will be monitoring.

Emergency services (Police and Fire) remain open.

Public Works remains open.

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April 2, 2020

The following video is a message from the St. Anthony Village Mayor and Council providing information to residents regarding Gov. Walz’s stay-at-home directive.


April 1, 2020

While all restaurants in Minnesota are closed to dine-in customers, most in St. Anthony are still open for delivery, carryout or drive-through service. Use our restaurant finder below to find out what restaurants are open for business. If you’re looking for some good food you can certainly still find it here in St. Anthony. This is your chance to support local businesses, friends and neighbors in this time of uncertainty.

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March 30, 2020

Governor Tim Walz Executive Order 20-20 Directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home

Health Questions Hotline:1-800-657-3903

Business, School & Childcare questions: 1-800-657-3504

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March 27, 2020

St. Anthony Village Wine and Spirits stores are closed from Friday, March 27 until Saturday, April 11, 2020. 

Our current plans are to reopen our Silver Lake Village store located at 2602 39th Ave. NE. next to Cub Foods on Saturday April 11, 2020 at Noon. When we reopen, our hours of operation at our Silver Lake Village location will be Monday though Saturday, Noon-8:00 pm and closed on Sundays. Our Marketplace store will remain closed until further notice. 

This is a very fluid situation and changes to our plans may occur. We appreciate your understanding. We are excited to open and see our customers again!

March 26, 2020

Hear from local St. Anthony healthcare providers regarding COVID-19 questions, how to remain healthy and help our hospitals provide appropriate levels of care in the next few weeks. 

View video

March 25, 2020

St. Anthony prepares to stay at home due to COVID-19

For at least the next two weeks St. Anthony residents will be hunkering down to comply with Governor Tim Walz’s stay at home order, which was issued at a press conference this afternoon. The order requires Minnesota residents to stay home, unless traveling for essential needs or business, and requires businesses not engaged in essential activities to cease all activities except for minimum basic operations. 

To support staying at home City Hall will close Friday March 27th at 4:30 pm, and plans to re-open Monday April 13th at 8:00 am. You can continue to conduct business with us by emailing us at city@savmn.com or by leaving a voice message at 612-782-3301. We also have a drop box located outside of City Hall that we will be monitoring.

Emergency services (Police and Fire) remain open.

Public Works remains open.

St. Anthony Silver Lake Village Liquor store will close on Friday, March 27th at 8:00 pm until Saturday, April 11th at noon.  Marketplace will remain closed as stated before.


March 20, 2020

Marketplace Liquor Store Temporarily Closed

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Effective Friday March 20th, the Marketplace store will be temporarily closed. The Silver Lake Village store will remain open Monday-Saturday 12 PM-8 PM. The store will be temporarily closed on Sundays. Please use the north entrance facing Cub.

We will continue to limit 12 customers in the store at a time.

Thank you for your business and patience!

March 19, 2020

Recap of Emergency City Council meeting March 19, 2020

The City Council approved the following items:

City Manager Mark Casey stated the City’s leadership team will continue to:

  • Have daily meetings and briefings 
  • Assessing available resources and needs from each department
  • Prioritizing essential functions
  • Be In close communications and coordination with regional, state and national partners

Mark Sitarz, Fire Chief/Emergency Manager, Jon Mangseth, Police Chief and Jay Hartman, Public Works Director provided updates.



March 17, 2020Randy Stille, Council Member

Dear Neighbors,

During these challenging times, you can be assured that City staff is prepared and connected to Hennepin and Ramsey counties, and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

All critical City services will continue to be provided, while utilizing social distancing modifications as directed by state and federal agencies. To adhere to social distancing guidelines, we are asking residents to contact City Hall by email or phone with any questions related to City services. We will also continue to keep you informed, providing up-to-date information via our City website (savmn.com) and social media accounts.

Gov. Walz has taken bold and necessary steps to direct Minnesotans to adhere to recommended guidelines to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. As your Mayor and neighbor, I urge you to comply with the guidelines that are designed to help contain the virus in our state and our community. 

 Despite being physically apart, this is an opportunity for St. Anthony to come together and look for numerous ways to volunteer. We are in this together, and the size of our Village is our strength. The City is in contact with community leaders who are currently working on developing a process to mobilize volunteers to meet current and future needs of our community members. We will be sending out information as it becomes available.

 I ask that we be creative with our help and ideas, yet patient as we learn. These are unprecedented times, and we must all remain vigilant and compassionate as we navigate this newly adjusted way of life. Let’s all join together in unison to make this happen. 

Thank you, Villagers.
Mayor Randy Stille 


March 17, 2020

The city is taking steps to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. City Hall is open, staff is available by using the phone in the lobby. Residents are asked to consider e-mailing or calling the city, and using the drop box located outside of City Hall, rather than coming in, when possible.

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March 13, 2020

Assuring a safe and livable community is the priority for the City of St. Anthony.  We are collaborating with our public health partners at the local, state, and federal level to bring you the latest news related to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  To assure the health of both our municipal workforce and community members, the City has created and is implementing a Continuity of Operations Plan to prepare for the possibility of an outbreak locally. COVID-19 communications will be shared via City social media accounts.  Residents are also encouraged to review COVID-19 information available from both the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers For Disease Control (CDC). In the meantime, healthy habits are the best way to prevent illnesses including the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 so please be sure to wash your hands, cover your cough, and stay home if you are feeling ill.

Health and safety is a shared responsibility in the City of St. Anthony.  Please review the CDC’s Get Your Household Ready for guidance in preparing your household members.

With Spring Break just around the corner, we recommend that you check the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices for the latest guidance and recommendations for each country to which you will travel.

February 28, 2020

The St. Anthony-New Brighton School District (SANB) and the City of St. Anthony are working together to acknowledge our community’s questions and concerns regarding the much-publicized coronavirus (COVID-19). We are reviewing our preparedness plans and will continue to monitor and update the community, as needed.

Our plans, along with our partnerships with Hennepin County, Ramsey County, and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), primarily focuses on actions to be taken assuming that all schools and City facilities will continue to remain open— unless there are significant confirmed COVID-19 cases and student and/or staff absences. Schools could close if directed by state officials. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as of 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, there are 14 confirmed cases in the United States and zero confirmed cases in Minnesota. 

If you or a family member is feeling sick:

1.    If you have a fever of 100 degrees, or higher, stay home. 

2.    If you begin feeling ill while at work or school, seek medical attention immediately for further diagnosis.

3.    If your child is sick, please report their symptoms and any confirmed illness to the school’s attendance line. School staff that are sick need to report any confirmed illness to the health office. The school district is required to report cases to the MDH.

Preventative measures to take:

●    Wash hands, often, using soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.

●    Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

●    Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

●    Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

●    Maintain a healthy lifestyle, including eating healthy, getting exercise and getting enough rest.

●    Maintain a good fluid intake.

●    Use disinfectants or cleaning wipes on countertops, phones, desks, etc.

In addition, our community may have families/friends in countries that have been impacted by COVID-19. We want to offer our compassion and our concern for their extended communities.

We will continue to provide you with the most accurate information. Additional resources and information are available on the CDC website.