COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information & Resources

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. 

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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 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 ( 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.