Effective Jan 13, 2021, 5 PM: Masks Required In Indoor Spaces Of Public Accommodation For Those Over The Age Two
At a Jan 11, 2021 special meeting, the Golden Valley City Council passed a proclamation declaring a local emergency and other health and safety related resolutions, including a City-wide mask mandate, to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron Variant.
The mask mandate goes into effect Jan 13, 5 pm, and applies to individuals over the age of two and who are able to medically tolerate a face covering, when they are in indoor spaces of public accommodation (a business, or an educational, refreshment, entertainment, or recreation facility, or an institution) regardless of vaccination status, except for the purposes of eating and/or drinking. Masks are defined as a medical-grade mask or cloth face covering in accordance with CDC guidance, that cover the nose and mouth.
All employers of businesses that are spaces of public accommodation as defined by the Order shall also require their employees, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask. Athletes, performers, and supporting staff competing or performing at indoor spaces of public accommodation are not subject to this regulation.
At the meeting, the council also determined all meetings of the City Council and City Commissions shall be conducted in a hybrid format, until further notice.
To read the proclamation and resolutions adopted by the City Council at its Jan 11, 2021 special meeting, see below.
- City of Golden Valley Proclamation Declaring a Local Emergency
- City of Golden Valley Resolution Recognizing and Continuing Local Emergency in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
- City of Golden Valley Resolution Adopting Emergency Regulation Number 22-01 (Mask Mandate)
- City of Golden Valley Chief Legal Counsel Determination Regarding Conducting Meetings By Telephone or Interactive Technology
- Learn more about the State of Minnesota's COVID-19 response.
- Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has signed multiple executive orders in response to COVID-19
- The Hennepin County website offers information about vaccine and testing events as well as tips for residents, like taking necessary precautions and preparing in case someone in your family gets sick.
- Hennepin County's COVID-19 Public Dashboard provides data about the current COVID-19 situation in Hennepin County and Minnesota.
- The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) website provides a daily situation update and includes information regarding travel, what can be done to prepare, what the MDH is doing, and more.
- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website offers useful information about virus symptoms and how it spreads. The site also has information regarding global and domestic cases
- Xcel Energy provides information about its ability to provide our essential services
- Eviction Moratorium - The CDC issued a new order temporarily halting evictions in counties with substantial and high levels of community transmission in order to respond to recent, unexpected developments in the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the rise of the Delta variant. The order is effective from August 3 to October 3, 2021.
- Renters living in Minnesota who need assistance to pay rent and utility bills and landlords/property owners who have tenants who are behind on rent can apply for RentHelpMN or by calling 211.
- Rental property owners and managers may lead the application process for COVID-19 emergency rent assistance when the renter has not already submitted an application to RentHelpMN.
- The eviction moratorium phase out law protects eligible tenants that have applied for rent assistance from eviction until June 1, 2022. Property owners may file evictions if there is a material lease violation. Contact HOME Line's free tenant hotline for legal advice: 612-728-5767 or use their free email an attorney service.
- HousingLink provides information and resources for renters, including those impacted by COVID-19
- Resources For Landlords/Property Owners
- Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA) COVID-19 Information
- Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA) Shelter In Place Guidelines (PDF)
- The Minnesota Home Ownership Center has resources for homeowners and buyers, including how to obtain advice if you are facing foreclosure.