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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. Here is an update for 3/16/20: 

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.

Previous Actions Taken: 
  • As of Friday, March 13, the Community Center has closed and will be closed until further notice.
  • The Centerbrook Golf Open House will be rescheduled, an update will be provided by April 3. 
  • Earle Brown Heritage Center (EBHC) - all meetings and events have been cancelled for the next two weeks. 

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.

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LOCAL Updates

Saturday, April 4
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


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