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Staff at City Hall are available by appointment. To make an appointment to meet with staff, you may call the main line at 952-935- 8474, or call or email the department you need assistance from directly. You can find staff contact information on our website at www.hopkinsmn.com/Directory. Residents are asked to wear masks while interacting with staff in-person. In addition, City Council and Board and Commission meetings will be held virtually until it is deemed safe to hold them in-person.
The Depot Coffee House has re-opened with reduced hours. More about the Depot is available at www.thedepotcoffeehouse.com.
As part of the governor’s Stay Home executive order, in-person services at the Hopkins Activity Center were closed in March. As both a preventative public health decision for our seniors who are more vulnerable to COVID-19 and a budgetary decision, the Hopkins Activity Center will continue with reduced online-only operations until further notice. More information on their services and how to get involved can be found at www.hopkinsmn.com/activitycenter.
As part of the governor’s Stay Home executive order, in-person services at the Hopkins Center for the Arts were closed in March. The facility has opened to our building partners (Stages Theatre Company and Hopkins Public Schools) in a limited capacity. Concerts at the center have been postponed and rescheduled, with the exception of the Maria Schneider concert, which was grant funded and had to be cancelled due to grant restrictions. The center is currently conducting some programming online, and is likely to reopen the gallery by appointment and for small group rentals, with restrictions, when permitted by the state. More information about their operations is available on their website at www.hopkinsartscenter.com.
The Hopkins Fire Department is currently closed to the public. No fire department tours are being offered at this time.
As part of the governor’s Stay Home executive order, in-person services at the Hopkins Pavilion were closed in March. The Pavilion is now open for small group (25 or less) rentals. More information is available at www.hopkinspavilion.com.
The Hopkins Police Department is currently closed to the public. Records may be requested by calling 952-938-8885.
Hopkins Public Works is currently closed to the public. Residents may request leaf and yard waste stickers by calling City Hall at 952-935-8474.
Shady Oak Beach will not open for the 2020 summer season.
While our City facilities may be closed, we are committed to providing a high level of essential services, including public safety (police and fire) and utilities (sewer, water and streets).
During Governor Walz’s Stay Home Executive Order, City staff will also be working to provide necessary services to the community. Residents and community members are encouraged to connect with staff through our website, by phone or by email.
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Anyone in need of immediate (non-emergency) assistance should call the City’s main line at 952-935-8474.
The 2020 election includes a State Primary on August 11 and General Election on November 3.
The City of Hopkins is working closely with Hennepin County to stay prepared and respond to COVID-19, and is relying heavily on the CDC Recommendations for Election Polling Locations as well as those from the Minnesota Department of Health.
To minimize direct contact with others, the CDC encourages you to vote by mail. All Minnesota voters are eligible to vote by mail. It is easy to vote by mail, just as long as you plan ahead.
Beginning May 13, you may apply online for your ballot. Your ballot will be mailed to you about six weeks before Election Day, beginning on June 26 for the August Primary and on September 18 for the November General Election.
Learn more about how you can vote by mail
The City is doing everything possible to ensure a safe election season for our residents. We will update our website as conditions change.
The best way to stay up to date on elections news in Hopkins is to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or sign up for the Connections weekly e-newsletter.
Learn more about voting in Hopkins
Updates from the City of Hopkins will be posted on the City website. Sign up for email updates at www.hopkinsmn.com/connections.
The Minnesota Department of Health website is updated frequently with the latest information about COVID-19. Individuals in need of more information can call the MDH hotline at 651-201-3920.
Residents can watch City Council meetings live on Channel 16. Meetings are also streamed live at www.hopkinsmn.com/349/Watch-Meetings-Live-On-Demand.
The City of Hopkins Emergency Management, Police and Public Works are working cooperatively to monitor park use.
It is the City’s goal to maintain access to our parks, trails and park amenities while ensuring the health and safety of Hopkins residents.
Consistent with the governor’s executive order 20-20 which exempted parks and recreational lands and did not mandate the closure of playgrounds, Hopkins park areas remain open, providing opportunities for residents to stay active and connected as a community during these uncertain times.
To keep them open, accessible and safe, we strongly urge everyone to use our parks, trails and park amenities responsibly.
The CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (for example, grocery stores and pharmacies) to help slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. These critical supplies must be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
Cloth face coverings can be fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost.
Find more information and instructions to make homemade cloth face mask at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.
You can help protect yourself and others in the community by:
Amid rising reports of discrimination from the Asian American community, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan launched a Discrimination Helpline to reinforce the state’s efforts to protect the civil rights of Minnesotans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minnesota residents who experience or witness bias and discrimination can call the Discrimination Helpline at 1-833-454-0148 or complete and submit this online form. Translation/interpretation services are available. The helpline is staffed Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If you have been the victim of a crime, including a hate crime, or fear for your safety, call 911 immediately.
According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the United States Department of Justice, there have been reports of many different COVID-19-related scams, including:
You can protect yourself from scams:
More information on COVID-19 related scams is on the FCC website at www.fcc.gov/covid-scams.