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COVID-19 Emergency: City Offices are currently open, mask required.

COVID-19 Response

The health and safety of our community is a priority for the City of Princeton. As a precaution, the city is taking several actions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). These decisions follow a Minnesota Department of Health recommendation to reduce the frequency of large gatherings and promote social distancing. 

Links below provide up to date information:       
(MN Covid-19 Business toolkit)       
(testing locations)

On March 18 the City of Princeton limited access to all public buildings until further notice. City staff are continuing to work and assist the public, essential services will continue to be provided but the following locations will not be open for in person business except by appointment only.


Buildings affected by this notice:

  • Princeton Library (Closed)
  • Civic Center (limited to 25% occupancy, additional sanitization required)
  • All additional city park buildings (Closed)
  • City Parks (Open with social distancing protocol)
  • Park Playground structures (NOW OPEN with social distancing protocols)
  • Princeton City Hall (open, masks required.)
  • Princeton Public Safety Building (Limited access by appointment only)
  • Princeton Public Works Facility (Limited access by appointment only)
  • Princeton Wastewater Treatment Plant (Closed to the public)
  • Liquor Store (Open with precautionary measures)
  • Princeton A/D Building (Closed to the public)

Because this situation is evolving, the city will evaluate the status of facilities and cancellation of events and activities on an ongoing basis.

 How to Conduct Business Without Coming to City Facilities

City staff will continue to work and be available via phone or email. A list of contact information can be found below. The majority of city business can be conducted without in person meetings. 

If you are unsure of who to contact please call 763-389-2040 or email Please visit this page for more updates and information as the situation evolves.

The following is  to educate, protect and prepare our community during the coronavirus outbreak. 

All residents are asked to take personal responsibility for their health and the health of their family members through active monitoring of their health.  This should include twice daily temperature checks and the following preventative measures:

  • Frequent hand washing with soap for at least 20 seconds and use of hand sanitizers, with at least 60% alcohol, when soap is not available
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cough into a tissue and then throw the tissue away.  If tissues aren’t available, cough into your elbow
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Contact your personal physician if you have concerns about your health
  • Use extra care to clean and disinfect surfaces, including door handles, cell phones and keyboards
  • Use household products specifically designed to disinfect