The state of Minnesota will be setting up a COVID-19 Testing site in Anoka, MN starting on Tuesday, October 13. View additional details.
In response to the recommendations provided by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control, the City of Ramsey declared a Local State of Emergency on Tuesday, March 17 through Tuesday, April 14, 2020. View Ramsey Resolution #20-062. The City Council then met on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, and voted to extend the Emergency Declaration until lifted by resolution of the City Council. View Ramsey Resolution #20-076. On Tuesday, May 26, City Council voted to terminate the Local State of Emergency with Ramsey Resolution #20-113.
Impacts on City Services
- Administration: No change, the department is performing normal duties. Room rental is only available through the Alexander Ramsey Room; occupancy is limited to 25 people or less. All applicable safety precautions and procedures must be practiced including social distancing and wearing of proper PPE.
- Community Development: Inspections will continue as normal. See our Economic Development website for more information regarding the effects on businesses in the community.
- Engineering: Technical staff will continue field work, including inspections necessary, to support essential construction projects.
- Fire: No change in emergency response; no fire inspections, no burn permits or other permits being issued.
- Parks: Park reservations can now be made, to book a reservation visit, www.cityoframsey.com/reserveonline. All park playgrounds and restrooms are open, but use of the play equipment is discouraged. Garbage containers will be monitored and emptied as needed.
- Police: The Ramsey Police Department is fully staffed and responding to all calls for service as before. If you have an emergency call 911. For non-emergencies call dispatch at 763-427-1212 (to reach an officer). You can contact our Police Department’s administrative office at 763-427-6812 or via email.
- Public Works: No change, the department is performing normal duties.
Essential public services like police, fire and public works functions will remain available and unchanged.
The Ramsey Municipal Center, police lobby, and Fire Station No. 1 are open to the public with certain restrictions, consistent with the Governor’s guidelines. The Anoka County License Center is open to the public by appointment only. To make an appointment visit, www.anokacounty.us/license.
Emergency services continue to operate as normal. As always, in the event of an emergency, please dial 911.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
The following changes have been made to meetings and events in the effort to encourage social distancing:
- Ramsey Parks and Recreation is slowly phasing in outdoor recreation programs and resources for DIY activities. Please visit http://cityoframsey.com/574/Parks-Recreation-Events for current opportunities.
- The City Council has resumed in-person meetings, limited in person attendance per social distancing guidance will be provided. Meetings can be joined by telephone or other electronic means in accordance with Minnesota Statute 13D.021.
The City is monitoring this rapidly-changing situation and adjusting its policies according to the recommendations made by the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health. The health and safety of the public is our number one priority and we have to come together as a community to ensure the health and safety of Ramsey.