City of Glencoe, MN
Message from Mayor Wilson:
“As most people are aware, there is a rapidly increasing number of COVID-19 cases in McLeod County and the City of Glencoe. The weather is getting colder, which means our daily activities and events are moving indoors. I urge you as a community to stay vigilant. Remember the best way to prevent the spread of the illness is to avoid exposure. The social distancing, wearing masks and other steps work together to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 in our community. We can all take these actions to protect our families, others and ourselves. We need to continue to take the necessary precautions in order to keep our businesses open and help get our children back in the schools. Stay well, Glencoe!”
City of Glencoe
The City of Glencoe staff and council are closely monitoring the COVID-19 status in the State of Minnesota and McLeod County. We take information and direction regarding the status of COVID-19 from the Minnesota Department of Health. The City of Glencoe Emergency Management Team meets weekly to review and update any information regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of Glencoe staff and council recommend you to go to the following web sites for the most up to date and latest information on the COVID-19 virus status:
- MN Stay Safe Plan: mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/stay-safe-mn/stay-safe-plan.jsp
- Minnesota COVID-19 Response: mn.gov/covid19
- Minnesota Department of Health: health.state.mn.us
- CDC: cdc.gov
- Glencoe Regional Health Services: https://grhsonline.org/touching-lives/coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/
Face Coverings Required
Beginning on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 11:59 p.m., Minnesotans must wear a face covering in indoor businesses and indoor public settings. Workers must also wear face coverings outdoors when it is not possible to maintain social distancing. When leaving home, Minnesotans are strongly encouraged to have a face covering with them at all times to be prepared to comply with the requirements of the Governor’s Executive Order.
Face coverings are required in all City of Glencoe buildings.
City of Glencoe Departments
All City of Glencoe Departments continue to be fully staffed and operating under normal protocols without interruption. We are taking the necessary precautions to keep our employees safe and healthy, by practicing social distancing and careful and frequent hand hygiene. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and update as necessary.
City of Glencoe Offices
Glencoe City Offices will still be functioning and providing service, Mon-Fri 8 am- 4:30 pm. Please attempt to conduct any business over the phone by calling 320.864.5586. If entering the City Offices, please practice social distancing and keep at least six feet away from other people. All employees and visitors should practice careful and frequent hand hygiene, not touch their faces with unwashed hands and use respiratory etiquette.
City Council Meetings
Glencoe City Council is continuing to meet for our monthly meetings. We encourage community members to stay home and view the meetings virtually.
Live Stream City Council Meetings
Glencoe City Center
Due to the Governor’s Executive Order, the Glencoe City Center is CLOSED to meetings, rentals, practices, social clubs and events until December 18th.
Glencoe Public Library
The Glencoe Public Library will continue to have modified hours of operation.
Monday-Thursday 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Friday- Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm
To open the library these modifications will be in place. Express Browsing is an appointment for 15 minutes to browse the collection. Ages 17 and older can schedule an appointment; under age 17 must be accompanied by an adult. A maximum of 10 people or 1 family is allowed. Masks must be worn and social distancing must be practiced. If you are feeling ill please do not come to the library.
“On-Demand” Curbside service will continue. To request items, use the online catalog or call the library.
Public computers will be offered every day, Monday-Thursday. To use a public computer you must also make an appointment. Computer appointments have a limit of 1 hour per day. Pioneerland Library System has purchased mobile hotspots to check out. The Glencoe Library has 3 mobile hotspots that have a loan period of 28 days, non-renewable. Filtering software is installed on them and internet service relies on cell tower technology and coverage. Contact the library to place a hold on one of the devices.
Study and meeting rooms are not available. Library programming is still suspended. Summer Reading Program Packets may be picked up in the entry way. Call the library 320.864.3919 or check Facebook or website for more information. www.glencoe.lib.mn.us
Glencoe Wine & Spirits
Glencoe Wine & Spirits is open normal hours.
Please follow the guidelines while shopping in our store:
- Debit or Credit Card transactions only.
- Bag and carry out your own products.
- Limit touching or handling products, unless you intend to purchase.
- Practice social distancing (6-10 ft. from others), while shopping and standing in line to check out.
- If you are feeling sick, please refrain from entering the store.
For more information, please visit https://glencoewineandspirits.com/.
Glencoe Police Department
If you need to Request Government Data or obtain a Permit to Purchase, you may do so by printing out the appropriate form and mailing it into the Police Department- 911 Greeley Avenue North Glencoe, MN 55336. You may also email the completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please call 320.864.5171.
Glencoe Fire Department
The Glencoe Fire Department is operating at full response and following all the CDC and MDH guidelines. We are taking all the necessary precautions to keep all the staff safe along with the community members we serve.
City Parks and Trails
City Parks and Trails are open to the public.
While playing on the equipment, avoid group play and maintain at least six feet distance from anyone not in your immediate household. After playing on the playground equipment, make sure to wash or sanitize your hands.
Please practice social distancing while in the parks and on trails. Please make sure you are cleaning up after your pets and use the waste bags for the intended purpose.Tips for Social Distancing in Parks Physical Distancing in Public Parks and Trails
MNSPECT’s current plan to continue code review and inspection services during the COVID-19 pandemic. MSPECT offices will still be open for phone calls, 952.442.7520, during regular office hours, 8 AM – 4:30 PM. The office doors will be locked, but they will meet people at the door if they need service.
- MSPECT is continuing to perform inspections with specific precautions to ensure safety of staff. Please visit https://mnspect.com/ to learn more about their safety precautions.
- Code Reviewers will be working from home; they are available for phone calls related to municipal issues, code questions, and code review follow up. If you need to contact a code reviewer via phone, please call 952.442.7520 and the office staff will transfer you to the requested person.
Glencoe Light and Power
Glencoe Light and Power will still be functioning and providing service. Please attempt to conduct any business over the phone by calling 320.864.5184. All employees and visitors should practice careful and frequent hand hygiene, not touch their faces with unwashed hands and use respiratory etiquette. Payments can be mailed, dropped off at our secure drop box or over the phone (Visa or MasterCard accepted).
On May 20, 2020 the Governor of Minnesota issued an executive order that permits reopening of some business establishments with limited occupancy levels based on the 2020 MN State Fire Code.
MNSPECT created an easy to use online calculator that local business owners may use to estimate their occupancy load based on the 2020 MN State Fire Code. It can be found at www.mnspect.com/occupancyestimator.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these calculations, please contact us at 952-442-7520 or by email at email@example.com.
Glencoe Regional Health Drive-up Testing
Drive-up COVID-19 testing is available at GRH. An appointment is required for the COVID-19 drive-up testing. To schedule, call 320.864.7168. Testing will be Mon – Fri, 8:30 AM to 2 PM. Results usually take 2-4 days.
*For a limited time, GRH is expanding their testing to Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
McLeod County COVID-19 Information Hotline
McLeod County has set up a phone line for citizens to access important recordings with information about COVID-19. This line will have a recorded message from McLeod County Public Health employees, updated daily and/or as necessary, with important information about COVID-19. To access these recordings, please call 320.484.4369.
Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline
Health questions (available 7 AM – 7 PM):
651.201.3920 or 1.800.657.3903
Schools and child care questions (available 7 AM – 7 PM):
651.297.1304 or 1.800.657.3504