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Ramsey County to suspend non-emergency walk-up services through March 23

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, Ramsey County will suspend all walk-up services except for emergency and 24/7 operations. Phone-based and online services will still be available. Public entrances will be closed and signed at high-traffic locations that include but are not limited to:

  • Parks buildings.
  • Government Center East.
  • 90 West Plato.
  • Saint Paul CareerForce Center.
  • Ramsey County libraries.

Ramsey County employees are expected to report to work as usual to respond to phone-based and online services and help plan for future service delivery. Employees will support efforts to rapidly modify and redesign service delivery approaches. These services will be provided in accordance with prevailing federal, state and local public health guidance.

On Monday, March 23, county services will reopen with redesigned approaches that drastically reduce person-to-person contact while ensuring welcoming, accessible, equitable and efficient service options throughout the remainder of the COVID-19 emergency.

At their 9 a.m. meeting on March 17, the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners passed a State of Emergency declaration. This provides county leaders with authority and flexibility to make necessary and immediate decisions to protect the health and safety of all county residents and employees.

Watch the video of the board meeting

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2020 - 11:21 p.m.