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COVID-19 News & Updates
As we continue to learn more about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the City of Brooklyn Center is taking precautionary actions and continuing to monitor this situation daily. 

Be Prepared:
  • Receive alerts about general emergencies in Brooklyn Center. Register for "NotifyMe Alerts” at https://www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/notifyme  
  • Information and updates will be shared on the city's website at cityofbrooklyncenter.org
  • To help ensure a safe and healthy space for all, please remember the following tips provided by the CDC for prevention: 
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
    • Stay home when you are sick
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
    • Get enough sleep to help stay healthy
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects, and surfaces using a regular household cleaning  spray or wipe
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water is unavailable, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.

Resources
For more updates on (COVID-19), please use the following resources: 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
  • Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) – https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
  • Hennepin County - https://www.hennepin.us/residents/emergencies/covid-19
  • The state of Minnesota has set up a hotline for general questions about coronavirus at 651-201-3920.

COVID-19 Video Update




LOCAL Updates

Effective Wednesday March 18, all public buildings with the exception of the police department will be closed to the general public.  Police counter service will be open for police related business exclusively. The other buildings will remain closed until April 1st 2020 or until further notice. Essential services will continue without interruption. City employees will be available by telephone and email during this closure.

Minnesota Department of Health lists long-term care facilities in Hennepin County with COVID-19 cases
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has identified a Brooklyn Center long-term care facility as having a confirmed resident or staff member test positive for COVID-19. The facility is one of 11 long-term care facilities in Hennepin County with COVID-19 cases released by the MDH. Only facilities with 10 or more residents are listed on the state's website. For more, visit: 
https://mndps.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/f28f84968c1148129932c3bebb1d3a1a


Brooklyn Center Senior Care Facility Identified As Having At Least One COVID-19 Case:  The Sanctuary (04/6/20)
https://ccxmedia.org/news/brooklyn-center-senior-care-facility-identified-as-having-at-least-one-covid-19-case/

CCX Media - Special Update Interviews

Special Update on a segment of Brooklyn Center's response to COVID-19 - City Event Cancellations (04/24/20) 
Please see link below for CCX Media interview featuring City Manager Curt Boganey, Police Chief Tim Gannon, and Director of Community Activities, Recreation and Services Jim Glasoe. This segment was filmed on 04-24-20. Topics covered include city event and activity cancellations and ways to stay connected with city scheduling. Link: https://youtu.be/dFTNByYLieI

Special Update on a segment of Brooklyn Center's response to COVID-19 - Council Meetings and City Help (04/29/20) 
Please see link below for CCX Media interview featuring Mayor Mike Elliott. This segment was filmed on 04-29-20. Topics covered include council meetings, local emergency declaration update, help for residents and businesses, and more. Note – In this segment we share that residents living in Grandview North or the Interstate Area should contact us immediately, if someone they know has health concerns related to the projects discussed in this video. Those with respiratory illness concerns including, but not limited to asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that could be affected by project related dust and air quality issues should contact us via phone or email at
or 763-569-3340 (press #1). Link: https://youtu.be/LEeyv0LQvpQ

Special Update on a segment of Brooklyn Center's response to COVID-19 - BC Liquor Store Operations (05/01/20) 
Please see link below for CCX Media interview featuring Liquor Operations Manager Tom Agnes. This segment was filmed on 05-1-20. Topics covered include new store features, change in store operations, and future planning. Link: https://youtu.be/9lHTaYV1h10

Special Update on a segment of Brooklyn Center's response to COVID-19 - Centerbrook Golf Course (05/06/20) 
Please see link below for CCX Media interview featuring Centerbrook Golf Course Superintendent Steve Makowske. This segment was filmed on 05-6-20. Topics covered include opening process, cleaning procedures, and how to get out and play. Link:
https://youtu.be/BjKA5gGF2S8

Special Update on a segment of Brooklyn Center’s response to COVID-19 – City Candidate Filing
 (05/8/20) 
Please see link below for CCX Media interview featuring City Clerk Barb Suciu. This segment was filmed on 05-08-20. Topics covered include candidate filing dates, process changes, and what's needed for filing. Link: 
https://youtu.be/9sNz7yNnOwY

Special Update on a segment of Brooklyn Center’s response to COVID-19 – Business and Non-Profit Help
 (05/13/20) 
Please see link below for CCX Media interview featuring Community Development Director Meg Beekman. This segment was filmed on 05-13-20.Topics covered include programs for Small Businesses and for Non-Profits. Link: 
https://youtu.be/GVLtzHbmHa8