Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Excelsior is working closely with our public safety officials, neighboring cities, county and state partners to be fully prepared to protect our community.

Like all Minnesota cities, the City takes the COVID-19 pandemic extremely seriously and is proactively working to minimize public health risk.  City officials are monitoring the situation and will communicate significant updates as needed.

City Cancellations and Closures

City Hall - In an effort to follow MDH/CDC recommendations regarding social distancing, Excelsior City Hall is closed to the public until March 31st.  The City has a City Hall Continuation Plan and will be utilizing the drop box outside of City Hall to accept documents.  City staff will check the box frequently and call you to let you know they received it.

City Meetings - All City meetings have been cancelled through March 31, 2020.

City Recycling/Waste Service - Republic Services will be operating under the guidelines listed in the Republic Services Notice due to COVID-19.  

What the City is Doing

We are planning — the City’s Pandemic Response Plan is in effect, and the City is committed to maintaining all essential services during the COVID19 pandemic.

We are cleaning — with a focus on disinfecting high-touch areas daily at all City facilities.

We are implementing Minnesota Department of Health recommendations as outlined by the CDC — the City is following mitigation guidelines, including encouraging social distancing measures with staff and the public, and reducing and canceling activities.

What We Ask of You

Help us stay healthy — wash your hands with hot soapy water for 20 seconds before, during and after contact with City officials.

Do your part  don’t flush disinfecting wipes, baby wipes and other non-flushable personal hygiene products, these items are solid waste and must be disposed of with other refuse in the trash and never flushed down the toilet. If flushed, especially in large quantities, even wipes labeled as “flushable” can completely block the sewer and cause messy, expensive sewer backups into homes.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hennepin County Public Health

Minnesota Department of Health

MN Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

World Health Organization

Xcel Energy’s Response to COVID-19

Business Resources

Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce Business Resources for COVID-19

Hennepin County Small Business Relief Fund

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Business Resources for COVID-19

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

Cororavirus Information Center - U.S. Representative Dean Phillips

COVID-19 Eligible Emergency Protective Measures Fact Sheet (pdf)

DEED COVID Guide for Small Businesses