Burnsville's Response to COVID-19
Monday, Feb. 22 Update
The Minnesota Department of Health has launched a new Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector, a tool that helps Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Note added on Mar. 25: Dakota County Public Health will be operating an appointment-only vaccination site at Metcalf School. There may be increased activity on school grounds and a slight impact to traffic in this area through June.
Friday, Jan. 15, 2020 Update
Stay Safe Minnesota - Minnesota Governor's Office provides the latest COVID-19 information.
The Burnsville Ice Center is now open for a variety of ice skating activities, however, advance reservations are required due to capacity limits. Health and safety guidelines are in place.
Warming houses at Neill Park, North River Hills and Paha Sapa are open on a regular schedule, subject to weather conditions. View additional information on outdoor rinks and warming houses.
Friday, July 24, 2020
As news of COVID-19 progresses rapidly across the country and in Minnesota, City of Burnsville has been working collaboratively to monitor the quickly changing situation. The City places a high value on providing quality service to the public, but as the pandemic continues we have decided to make operational changes.
We will continue to update this page as additional information becomes available about how the City of Burnsville is working with our local partners and employees to protect the health of our community.
Please browse our website if you have questions -- much of the information the public needs about City services can be found online. You can also contact City staff directly. View our staff directory for more information. Staff will continue working to provide public service as quickly and effectively as possible via phone and email.
Minnesota Mask Guidelines
Beginning July 25, Minnesotans over the age of 5 must wear a face mask in indoor business and in indoor public spaces. This includes all City facilities.
City Hall is Now Open to the Public
Here are a few things to keep in mind before your next trip to City Hall:
- While the doors are open for walk-ins, please make an appointment to meet with staff whenever possible so we can ensure someone will be around to meet you
- Our employees are still available via email and phone for those who wish to continue to communicate with us through those means
- “Hybrid” public meetings will allow Council/Commission members, staff and the public to be present at City Hall or join a meeting remotely.
City Events and Programs
City staff continue to evaluate how to best offer programming that is fun, engaging and safe. Keep an eye on the City’s calendar to view upcoming events.
Many park and outdoor spaces are still open -- but some specific amenities are closed. View a list of Parks & Recreation Updates to see what’s open, what’s closed and where social distancing is recommended.
City Orders & Proclamations
COVID-19 and Community Resources
Resources with the most up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 virus and Minnesota’s response
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- CDC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Checker (this tool may help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. It is not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions)
- CDC Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools and Homes
- Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
- Stay Home MN - Minnesota Governor’s Office
- Dakota County
- COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program - Minnesota Housing (Spanish, Hmong and Somali translations available)
Resources from local community partners
- Independent School District 191 - Burnsville-Eagan-Savage
- Independent School District 196 - Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan
- Independent School District 194 - Lakeville Area
- MNCHOICES Programs for Seniors: 651-554-6336
- MinnesotaHelp.Info for Seniors
- Senior LinkAge Line: 1-800-333-2433
- 360 Communities Food Shelf, Family Shelters and Resource Centers
- YMCA Food Distribution in St. Paul and Minneapolis
- State of Minnesota and Dakota County Resources for Displaced Workers
Resources for local businesses
- Dakota County has opened a new round of Small Business Relief Grants - application deadline is 5 p.m. on Feb. 12.
- Guidance from the Minnesota Fire Marshal for using temporary tents for additional space during COVID-19
- Permit information and application for temporary outdoor tents
- Minnesota Fire Marshal Information on Calculating Business Occupancy Loads
- Burnsville Chamber of Commerce
- Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
- Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Partner America small business assistance
- Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED)
- Dakota County Employers Hiring Now
- Experience Burnsville Convention & Visitors Bureau (information on restaurant take-out meals)
- TPI Hotels rates for those with a family member self-quarantined at home
- Dakota County hotline to assist with housing, financial support, physical and mental health. 952-891-7834
- COVID Related Hotel Discounts at the Burnsville Hampton Inn
- COVID Related Hotel Discounts at the Burnsville Fairfield Inn
- Dakota County Grants for Veterans. 651-554-5601