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The stay-at-home order takes effect
and ends on
but could be extended if the outbreak warrants it.
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Blaine parks remain open to use the trails and walking paths.However, the buildings and shelters are closed.
Park users are asked to only visit the park with immediate family while remaining six feet awayfrom all other individuals and families to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Grocery stores are open but may have altered their hours. Check the grocery store’s Facebook page, website, or call ahead before planning a trip. Some grocery stores have special hours for seniors only or healthcare/first-responders.
Pharmacies are considered an essential service. You are allowed to go to the pharmacy to pick up prescriptions. However, if you are a senior citizen or an at-risk individual, please consider asking someone to pick up your prescriptions for you.
Restaurants and breweries can continue to provide takeout and delivery services, as well as, delivery from services such as DoorDash or GrubHub. Dine-in is closed at all restaurants and bars across the state until
Please call ahead when picking up to reduce time at the restaurant.
You can still receive packages, get groceries delivered, and get meal service delivery. Note that some delivery services may have restrictions requiring contactless delivery or leaving items at your door instead of handing it off.
Caring for a family member, friend, or pet from a different household or transporting them from one place to another is still allowed. But, if at all possible physically distance yourself from everyone except your immediate family or those you must care for.
Public transportation, ride-sharing, taxis, and planes should only be used for essential travel.
The order applies to the entire State of Minnesota.Similar orders have been made in other states. Unless you workfor an essential business or you are doing an essential activity, you are asked to stay home.
Staying home is critical to reducing the spread of COVID-19 in your community.Adhering to the order will save lives, and it is the responsibility of every Blaine resident to do their part.
However, if the order is not followed, theMinnesota State Patrol will work with local law enforcement to enforce this order.
The Blaine Police Department will be doing compliance checks as needed throughout this time.
Law enforcement will not be stopping drivers on their way to and from work,traveling for an essential activity such as going to the grocery store, or just taking a walk.
Essential businesses and services include but are not limited to:
Business types which are closed during the Stay at Home Order include but are not limited to:
Essential activities include but are not limited to:
You can go medical appointments and the pharmacy.Please keep 6 feet between yourself and others whenever possible.
You may engage in outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, running, biking, driving for pleasure, hunting, or fishing.You may also go to available public parks and other public recreation lands. Please keep 6 feet between yourself and others.
Please keep 6 feet between yourself and others.
You should not:
Distance learning periods for students at public and charter schools are:
Bars, restaurants, and other public accommodations are closed until
Garbage and recycling services will continue on your regularly scheduled garbage day.
Yard waste collection is scheduled to begin on:
Critical services include, but are not limited to: