COVID-19 Information and Updates
Mayor Lori DeLong called an Emergency Meeting of the Halstad City Council on March 27, 2020 at 5:30 pm (See Photo). Mayor DeLong proclaimed and declared a State of Local Emergency. Mayor DeLong also declared and determined that future City meetings (City Council, Utility Commission, Planning Commission, EDA) be conducted by telephone or other electronic means during the State of Emergency. The City Council passed a Resolution, unanimously, to extend the period of the Mayor’s declared local emergency.
Click HERE to view a copy of the Declaration of Emergency, Declaration of Electronic Meetings, and Council Resolution. Due to the electronic meetings, Concerns/Comments from the public to bring before the council must be submitted in writing with documentation, if applicable. Click HERE to download a printable form. Completed forms may be mailed to the City of Halstad at 405 2nd Ave West, emailed to email@example.com, or dropped off in the outside receptacle at the Municipal Utilities Office.
The Halstad City Council is following the Governor’s declarations and executive orders to mitigate any risk to the Halstad City Staff and the public in order to help everyone remain healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Halstad has developed and adopted a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. Click here to view a copy of the plan. It is the City’s top priority to keep its many services functioning throughout the health crisis. The Municipal office can be reached by telephone as the office is not open for walk-in service. Please see the Halstad Municipal Utilities information below.
The Mayor and City Council ask that every Halstad Citizen follow the Governor’s orders. Please stay at home if you can and distance yourselves from others. It is very difficult to know who may already have the virus. An infected person may not have symptoms up to 24 days or more after being infected. Please eat healthy, get plenty of sleep, drink plenty of water, exercise, reduce your stress levels, and wash your hands frequently. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle and following social distancing guidelines, you may mitigate the risk of serious implications from COVID-19. Please click the links at the bottom for the MN Department of Health, the CDC, and assistance programs for more information regarding COVID-19.
Many of the City’s businesses are still operating but are closed to walk in service. Please call our local businesses if you need their service. They will be happy to help you with your needs. The City’s parks are open to the public but are not sanitized, so use caution and practice good hygiene while using the park.
View resources for businesses HERE.
HALSTAD MUNICIPAL UTILITIES
Halstad Municipal Utilities’ response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
Your team at Halstad Municipal is committed to serving you, our members, through any difficult time. As federal and state entities release public health recommendations to prevent the spread of coronavirus, this dedication to service will not change.
Our Municipal staff in the office and in the field is implementing a multifold response plan that includes the following precautions:
- Social distancing practices
- Employee education
- Frequent hand-washing, sanitizing and surface cleaning
- Staying home when ill
Water and Electricity is a critical 24/7 component of your everyday life. We will remain vigilant in monitoring the situation and keeping our workplace safe and functional so that you can do the same at your homes and businesses.
Our office is closed to the public. If you have business with the Halstad Utilities please do the following:
- Call our office with questions, 218-456-2128
- Make payments online by clicking on the pay utilities button, over the phone or by using our payment drop box.
COVID-19 Assistance Programs
MN Department of Commerce
Tri- Valley Opportunity:
MN Unemployment Insurance: