Corona Virus (COVID-19)

This page has been set up to provide our residents with up-to-date information as it pertains to the City of Litchfield’s operations due to COVID-19.  If you have questions please read through the information provided below.  If you are unable to find what you are looking for please contact us by email at cityhall@ci.litchfield.mn.us or by calling (320) 693-7201.


Our Goals

  • To continue to provide critical services you have come to trust
    • Provide a clean and safe water supply
    • Keep the lights and power on
    • Maintain calm, provide order, and ensure public safety
    • Ensure safe and passable streets
    • Get sewage out of our community and protect downstream waters
  • Protect our workforce so they can keep our critical services running

Changes to City Services

  • City Hall is closed to the public
    • We continue to review and process permits, applications, licenses, and respond to public requests. Please visit our website for those applications and forms.
    • Our winter rules for utility disconnection have been extended until May 15th.
    • Utility payments are accepted by automatic deposit, credit card (with no fee), and drop boxes provided at city hall.
    • Regular public meetings will continue to take place via video conferencing.  The mayor or a council member will be running the meeting from city hall.  The council chamber will remain open to the public during those times but the capacity is limited to 10 people.
  • The liquor store remains open and will continue to be until the governor recommends closure.
  • The library will remain closed until it is safe to reopen.
  • By the governor’s executive order, public gathering spaces that are deemed non-essential will remain closed. This includes:
    • Civic Arena
    • Golf Course
    • G.A.R. Hall & Meeker County Historical Museum
    • Gatherings in city parks will not be allowed

What We are Asking of our Residents

  • As always please be mindful of what you are flushing down the drain.  If you are experiencing a shortage of toilet paper, we ask that you don’t flush any alternatives down the drain, use your trash can.  Flushing anything (including feminine products) that isn’t toilet paper may result in sewage backing up into your home or that of your neighbors.  This also puts an increased demand on staff resources of which we are being mindful during this period.
  • Please abide by the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC guidelines available below.  We all have a responsibility in helping protect those who may be vulnerable to COVID-19.


Triage Line
Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinics have opened a triage line for people experiencing symptoms. Individuals who believe they might have symptoms related to COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) can call the nurse triage number at (320) 373-1026.  The triage nurse will work with callers to determine the correct procedure for care.


Additional Information is Available via the Following Links

Minnesota Department of Health
https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html

Center of Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov 

Meeker Memorial Hospital
https://meekermemorial.org/nursetriageline/