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Mayor Ron Case addresses community concerns about the tragic death of George Floyd. http://ow.ly/CYCM50zTNv7
Eden Prairie’s Emergency Management Team is working closely with public safety officials in neighboring cities and schools, along with our EMS, county and state partners to protect our community.
Like all Minnesota cities, the City takes the COVID-19 pandemic extremely seriously and is proactively working to minimize public health risk.
Essential services — including public safety, emergency services, public works, and water and sewer utilities — will continue.
All City of Eden Prairie Facilities are Closed Until Further Notice
Non-essential employees able to work remotely are doing so and the public can conduct business with the City in the following ways:
In the event of an emergency call 911,
Apply for absentee ballot
Voters can now apply for absentee ballots for the Aug. 11 Primary Election and/or Nov. 3 General Election. Ballots are mailed 6 weeks before each election.
Become an election judge
Election judges are essential to our democracy, as they are responsible for administering election procedures in each polling place on Election Day. They help guarantee the rights of voters are protected and ensure the election process is fair, accurate and in accordance with election laws.
Apply at edenprairie.org/ElectionJudgeApp by Friday, June 5.
The 2020 Census is in progress, visit 2020census.gov to learn more.
Don't flush disinfecting wipes, baby wipes, paper towels and other non-flushable personal hygiene products
These items are solid waste and must be disposed of with other refuse in the trash and never flushed down the toilet. If flushed, especially in large quantities, even wipes labeled as “flushable” can completely block the sewer and cause messy, expensive sewer backups into homes.
Follow CDC recommendations
Wear a cloth face covering in community settings, such as grocery stores and pharmacies. This is to protect people around you if you are infected but do not have symptoms.
These face coverings can be made at home from common materials at low cost to use as an additional, voluntary public health measure, but are not a substitute for social distancing. Maintaining 6 feet of physical distance remains important to slowing the spread of the virus.
Wash your hands with hot soapy water for 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
If you are sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick, please conduct City business online or by phone.
Support Eden Prairie businesses!
If You Are Sick
Visit mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/if-sick for information about COVID-19 and find a testing location near you.
Minnesota Department of Health
COVID-19 Hotline: 651-201-3920 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.)
NEW May 21 — Temporary Order on Outdoor Dining Areas
A temporary order is in effect allowing any Eden Prairie business located in a commercial or industrial zone to establish drive-up or drive-thru areas, customer ordering, waiting or pick-up areas, or customer seating or service areas on its property to facilitate safe commercial activity consistent with federal and state orders or guidelines. The temporary outdoor use can occur in parking areas or green space areas without a variance.
No City permits are required for establishing these customer service areas, but operators must prepare a traffic management plan, and provide on-site traffic and operational management. Customer waiting, seating or service areas must not impede sidewalk usage nor block disabled persons parking spaces or ramps, or create nuisance conditions for abutting properties. Learn more at edenprairie.org/OutdoorService.
Internal Revenue Service tax relief
State Income Tax Filing Extension to July 15, 2020
- Shared Work Program (alternative to layoffs)
Minnesota Sales and Use Tax Payment Extension for Eligible Businesses
Hennepin County Small Business Relief Program
The Small Business Relief Program is designed to help small local businesses meet immediate financial needs by providing emergency grants for eligible expenses of business interruption due to COVID-19.
Self-employed entrepreneurs and business owners with no additional employees will be able to apply for grants of $1,500 up to $3,000 starting Tuesday, May 19 at noon.
Small Business Emergency Loans
Small businesses facing economic hardships due to the impact of coronavirus can now apply for two different emergency loans to help sustain operations.
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
- Low-interest loans up to $2-million for small businesses and nonprofits
- Learn more and apply online
- Contact SBA at 800-659-2955 or DistasterCustomerService@sba.gov
DEED Small Business Emergency Loans
- Interest-free loans from $2,500 to $35,000 for Minnesota small businesses
- Learn more and apply online
- Email questions to ELP@state.mn.us
Contact Dave Lindahl, Eden Prairie economic development manager, for guidance on programs and resources.
How Businesses Can Give Back
Minnesota Responds is in need of volunteers.
Email email@example.com if you have products, medical equipment or venues to donate.
Hennepin County is collecting critical supplies such as respirators, face masks, gloves, coveralls, foot covers and eye protection.
COVID-19 Emergency Assistance
- Governor Walz's executive order Suspending Evictions and Writs of Recovery During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency is in effect.
- Minnesota Unemployment Benefits
- Xcel Energy and Centerpoint Energy have both suspended service disconnections until further notice.
- Centurylink will not suspend home and business service for 60 days due to financial hardships related to coronavirus.
- Comcast/Xfinity is offering billing flexibility and 60-day complimentary internet services to low-income families in its service area.
Food for Kids
Eden Prairie Schools is providing free meals for children while schools are closed due to COVID-19. ALL children 18 and under who live in Eden Prairie can receive free meals.
Food For Kids Details [PDF]
Hennepin County COVID-19 Community Resources
Comprehensive list of resources available to residents in several languages at hennepin.us/COVID-19-Community-Resources.
Bloomington – Eden Prairie Meals on Wheels
Bloomington – Eden Prairie Meals On Wheels is a non-profit organization that delivers low-cost, hot, nutritious meals during the noon hour in the cities of Bloomington and Eden Prairie.
Day One MN
The Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline connects you with an advocate trained in supporting victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking who can help you find a shelter and the services you need in your area. Services available by phone, chat or email options.
Eden Prairie Schools Family Resources Program
Family Resources Program connects Eden Prairie students and families to resources in the community. The Family Resources Specialist can answer questions about what services are provided locally and by whom, facilitate connection to other organizations, and help navigate systems and advocate for families in need.
Hennepin County Mental Health Emergency Services
Hennepin County can help people who are in the midst of a mental health crisis, and operates two mobile crisis teams.
Children 17 and under: 612-348-2233
PROP offers food programs that nourish the body, plus comprehensive social services and support to nourish the minds of Eden Prairie and Chanhassen residents.
Senior Community Services
Senior Community Services offers support and resources for seniors and their caregivers. These services include senior outreach services, caregiver support options and home maintenance support. Services are currently available online or by phone.
Effective May 18, a new "Stay Safe" order is in effect until May 31, which allows non-essential retail businesses to reopen at 50% capacity with a safety plan in place.
The order also allows gatherings with friends and family in groups of 10 or less while practicing physical distancing. More details about the Stay Safe order are available on the mn.gov/COVID19 website.
Eden Prairie Parks are Open
Spending time outdoors is important for our physical and mental health. The City's Parks and Recreation Department will do everything possible to keep our parks and trails open and maintained for all to enjoy.
Play structures reopened in City parks Monday, May 18. Please keep in mind, play equipment is not sanitized so you should use precautionary measures to keep your family safe.
While you’re out enjoying our parks and trails, be sure to strictly follow CDC guidelines to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
To limit the spread of coronavirus, City Council and Planning Commission meetings are being conducted virtually until further notice.
All other City commissions are on hold through the month of May. Updated public meeting information is available at edenprairie.org/Calendar.
Participate in Virtual Meetings
- Submit comments by calling 952-949-8300 or via online form
- Sign up to speak during public hearing via phone or online form
- Watch live meeting on cable TV or online
If you would like to speak at a public hearing during a virtual meeting, call 952-949-8300 or submit Request to Speak form by noon on the day of the meeting. You will then receive a phone number and access code to participate in the meeting.
City Council and Planning Commission meetings are televised live on EPTV, the City's cable government access channel. Meetings are also streamed live at edenprairie.org/CityTV and available on-demand within 24 hours of each meeting.
Maintaining service levels for public safety, emergency services, public works, and water and sewer utilities.
Cleaning crews are disinfecting high-touch areas daily at closed City facilities where employees are working and Eden Prairie Liquor stores.
Implementing Minnesota Department of Health recommendations as outlined by the CDC
The City is following mitigation guidelines including encouraging physical distancing measures with staff and the public, and reducing and canceling activities.
The City's Continuity of Operations Plan is in effect, and staff are committed to maintain all essential services during the COVID19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions