The City of St. Paul’s face covering policy is now in effect.
Executive order 2020-09 requires face masks to be worn indoors in all city-controlled facilities and at all businesses licensed by the City of Saint Paul at all times when social distancing of at least 6 feet is not maintained.
The order will apply to all individuals except young children at risk of suffocation and persons who cannot medically tolerate wearing a face covering. Acceptable face coverings include manufactured or homemade cloth face coverings, and are not required to be medical-grade masks. Face coverings must fully cover a person’s nose and mouth.
All businesses in Saint Paul are also strongly encouraged to include a requirement that all individuals wear a face covering at all times when social distancing of at least 6 feet is not maintained in their COVID-19 Preparedness Plan under Governor Walz’ Executive Order 20-56.
City of Saint Paul Updates
- Mayor Melvin Carter announced the launch of a local consumer financial protection planning effort in partnership with the national nonprofit organization the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund), and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Saint Paul will begin planning a communications campaign to raise consumer awareness of and protect residents from COVID-19 related scams and continue planning in the coming months for broader consumer financial protection capabilities within the City.
- Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Restoration and Recovery Resources– In response to the damage and loss of businesses in Minneapolis and Saint Paul and COVID-19, the Chamber is working to create a network of expertise, services and volunteer time to help businesses who need it most. The Chamber has created a database of member companies willing to donate their products and services, free of charge, to help struggling businesses get back on their feet.”
- Community Resource Line – The City of Saint Paul has a new phone line and email address to answer questions about the response to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Interpreters are available to answer questions in Hmong, Karen, Oromo, Somali, and Spanish. Learn more at stpaul.gov/coronavirus.
Phone Number: 651-266-6000
- NEW – The Minnesota Department of Commerce can assist business owners, property owners and renters in our community that experienced property damage or loss. The Department of Commerce’s Consumer Services Center (CSC) can help consumers understand their rights, work with their insurer to settle a claim, and help Minnesotans make informed insurance decisions. Contact the CSC at (651) 539-1600 or at email@example.com.
- Access to be food continues to be a major concern for families during this emergency situation. Many free meal and food assistance programs are available in Ramsey County. Use the County’s interactive map to find programs near you, including food shelves, community gardens, farmers markets, grocery stores and delivery services.
- Watch -The City hosted a Virtual Community Juneteenth Celebration. The City’s commemoration, presented in partnership with the Saint Paul Public Library and Ujamaa Place, featured Mayor Carter, African American community leaders, local artists, ArtsUs Youth Drummers, and music by The War and Treaty.
- Learn more about the City of Saint Paul’s Racial Equity Workgroup whose purpose is to develop and operationalize strategies to address disparities, inequities, and discrimination in St. Paul related to COVID-19.
- New Sports Guidance – The Minnesota Department of Health issued new guidance on sports participation during COVID-19. Youth sports games and scrimmages can resume June 24 or later for outdoor sports, and July 1 or later for indoor sports. New sports guidance – click here.
Join Serve Saint Paul: Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Our community is facing unprecedented challenges and we need your help more than ever. Serve Saint Paul: Neighbors Helping Neighbors is building a community of service in Saint Paul by connecting neighbors who could use a helping hand during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more at stpaul.gov/neighbors.