Updated on Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Mask up, Eagan!
Masks are required in public spaces in Eagan
To slow COVID-19, the Eagan City Council adopted a local emergency order requiring people to wear face masks inside public spaces in Eagan. Shortly thereafter, that order was superseded by Governor Tim Walz’s executive order requiring people to wear face masks inside public spaces in Minnesota.
Link to: Stay Safe MN Order
Information and Resources on COVID-19:
- State of Minnesota Coronavirus Information site
- Minnesota Department of Health or call (651) 201-3920
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- School and Childcare Hotline: (651) 297-1304
- Dakota County’s COVID-19 and public hotline (952) 891-7834 (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.Monday through Friday) can assist callers seeking help in Dakota County for housing, financial support, physical and mental health, and other issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Housing Assistance Program - Minnesota Housing announced the launch of the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program, which provides housing assistance payments to help prevent eviction, prevent homelessness and maintain housing stability for eligible renters and homeowners. Local administrators will review applications from individuals and families requesting assistance, verify eligibility and process payments for eligible expenses on behalf of households. Visit Minnesota Housing's website to learn more about how the program works.
Minnesotans interested in applying can begin the application online or by calling 211 (toll free: 1.800.543.7709; local: 651.291.0211); visiting 211unitedway.org; or texting “MNRENT” or “MNHOME” to 898-211. The 211 helpline has dedicated multilingual staff available to answer questions about the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.
School Lunch Map – A map highlighting where parents can get free lunch for children, including schools, restaurants and meal drop off sites.
Free meals available for children- ISD 191 “School District 191 is providing free Grab-and-Go meals at several locations throughout Burnsville, Eagan and Savage, weekdays through at least Monday, May 4. All locations are available to any child ages 1 to 18. We encourage families to pick up meals at the location closest to their home. Children may receive 2 meals each day (1 breakfast and 1 lunch per child per day). Those who are sick or experiencing symptoms should not pick up meals, but can request meal delivery online.
- District 196 - Eagan/Apple Valley/Rosemount District
- District 191 - Burnsville, Eagan, Savage District
- District 197 - West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Eagan Area School District
The City of Eagan has compiled resources below to help your business and workforce respond to the impacts of COVID-19. This page will be updated as new information is available.
Additional Small Business & Nonprofit Relief Grant Program
For Nonprofit and businesses with 51-100 employees
The City of Eagan has launched an additional grant program using CARES Act funds to assist businesses and non-profits that have suffered financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grants of up to $20,000 for businesses and $25,000 for nonprofits will help cover payroll, rent, mortgage payments, utility bills, and other operational expenses since March 1, 2020. Find out more.
Small Business Grant Program for 1-50 employees, recap
In July and August 2020, the City of Eagan partnered with Dakota County on the Dakota County CARES Small Business Relief Grant Program. Through this program, all 237 eligible small business that applied are being awarded a grant of up to $10,000.
The Eagan City Council has approved a process for Temporary Outdoor Dining Applications
Open to Business (OTB) is a FREE business assistance resource provided by Dakota County. During this time the OTB team is ready to discuss your business concerns and needs related to COVID-19, including funding needs through programming and resources found below, to cash flow and next steps for keeping your business open. Contact OTB Business Advisor Tyler Hilsabeck (612) 789-8838 (work), (312) 402-6954 (cell).
The Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) continues to create information and documents as additional business sectors return to work.