Burnsville's Response to COVID-19

(Wednesday, March 25, 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.

March 25 Press Release About Facility Closure and Event Cancellation Extension

Mayoral Proclamation

Effective at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020, Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz issued a declaration of local peace time emergency due to COVID-19. The declaration invokes the City’s disaster plan and authorizes other appropriate community containment and mitigation strategies.

Read Mayor Kautz’s proclamation declaring a local emergency

Temporary City Facility Closures

In order to comply with the most recent recommendations about social distancing we have decided to temporarily close all City facilities to the public through June 30. City staff will continue to evaluate the situation and adjust closures as necessary. Facility closures include:

  • City Hall 
  • Maintenance Facility
  • Burnsville Fire Stations #1 and #2
  • Burnsville Police Station
  • Burnsville Ice Center
  • Birnamwood Golf Course
  • Burnsville Community Television
  • The Ames Center

Please browse our website if you have questions -- much of the information the public needs 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.

Event Cancellations

We have also made the decision to cancel or reschedule events and reservations in City-owned facilities beginning Saturday, March 14 through June 30. The City will continue to evaluate and determine if further cancellations/postponements are needed. This will include events such as:

  • Workshops, open houses, private rentals, etc. at City Hall (City Council and Commission meetings will adjust schedules or be held virtually as necessary)
  • Public skating/open ice, rented ice time, lessons, tee times, golf leagues, etc. at Burnsville Ice Center and Birnamwood Golf Course
  • Station tours, ride-alongs, the prescription drug drop box, etc. at Fire Stations and Police Station(Fire stations will be open for members of the public who come on-site due to an emergency medical need)
  • Studio and editing bay usage at Burnsville Community Television
  • Performances, programs, private rentals, etc. at THE GARAGE and the Ames Center

Specific events currently affected by this decision are listed below. City staff are still determining cancellation and rescheduling information for many events from April through June. We appreciate your patience as we work through the details. Please continue to check back for updated information. City staff are reaching out to notify reservation holders and event participants as quickly as possible. Best efforts will be made to reschedule events and offer refunds when necessary.

Information on performances at the Ames Center 

Information on performances at THE GARAGE 

Information on City Council and Advisory Commission meetings

Event or Program Originally Scheduled Date Canceled or Rescheduled Newly Scheduled Date
Landscaping for Clean Water Workshop April 8 Canceled Virtual Workshop
Senior Safety Academy April 8 - May 8 To Be Determined  
Volunteer Emergency Preparedness Workshop April 9 Rescheduled To Be Determined
Egg-cellent Spring Adventure April 11 Canceled  
Spring Aging and Wellness Expo April 23 Canceled