Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

Update 6/9/20

Free Testing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

If you were involved in protests, vigils, or neighborhood events, the Minnesota Department of Health is recommending COVID-19 testing. Free testing is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through June 24.
Book early by appointment.

Update 5/21/20

Extension of Local Emergency; Letter to the Class of 2020

Effective March 16, 2020, the Mayor declared a local emergency. At the May 19, 2020 City Council Meeting, the declaration of a local emergency was extended and will continue until the Governor of the State of Minnesota declares the emergency is over.
Resolution Extending the Mayor-Declared Local Emergency (PDF)

 At the meeting, the Mayor acknowledged the cancellation of Commencement ceremonies and offered an opportunity to honor this milestone for the Class of 2020. Senior pictures may be submitted to the city to be placed one of our several digital billboards around town. 

Letter from the Mayor to the Class of 2020 (PDF)

Update 5/18/20

Stay Safe MN

Governor Walz’s “Stay Safe MN” executive order begins Monday, Monday 18. Retail stores, malls and other main street businesses can reopen if they have a safety plan and operate at no more than 50 percent occupancy. Restaurants, bars, salons and gyms remain closed. Minnesotan may gather with friends and family in groups of 10 or less. For more on the Governor’s order, visit

Along with the executive order, Vadnais Heights City Hall is reopening to the public. Staff will follow a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for facilitating a safe environment for city operations. All business with the public will be conducted behind a plexi-glass shield. We encourage residents to continue to use phone, mail, online payments or our outdoor drop box as much as possible.
Update 5/8/20

Resolution to Governor Walz to Re-Open Minnesota

City Council passed a resolution on May 5, 2020, which strongly encourages Governor Walz to re-open Minnesota as soon as possible as long as businesses meet CDC guidelines. 

Letter to Walz (PDF)
Resolution to Walz (PDF)

Past Updates

For past updates related to Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), issued through our Alert Center. 


The City of Vadnais Heights is monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and is working closely with county and local health officials to prepare. For the health and protection of our municipal staff, business community and community members, the city is currently reviewing and updating our citywide Emergency Management Plan. In times of disaster and emergency, the city’s Emergency Management Plan will guide our response.

Visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for more information about COVID-19, as well as recommended precautions and preventative care. Current CDC recommendations include washing your hands frequently, avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home when you are sick. Visit the Minnesota Department of Health and Ramsey County websites for state and local updates. 

CDC Fact Sheet

What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - (PDF)


For questions about COVID-19, the public can contact the Minnesota Department of Health hotline at 651-201-3920.