New Hope Declares Local Emergency

New Hope Declares Local Emergency
Posted on 03/24/2020
On March 23, 2020, the New Hope City Council voted to declare a local emergency as authorized by Minnesota State Statue 12.29. This follows the partial activation of the city’s emergency management agency and the suspension of non-essential services on March 18, 2020.

These actions were taken in response to the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ declaration of a public health emergency for a disease named coronavirus disease 2019, commonly known as COVID-19, to begin retroactively on January 27, 2020; on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization’s declaration of COVID-19 as a world-wide pandemic; on March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump’s declaration that the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States constitutes a National Emergency; and on March 13, 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s declaration of a Peacetime State of Emergency to authorize any and all necessary resources to be used in support of the COVID-19 response; and on March 17, 2020, Hennepin County’s declaration of a state of emergency.

The city manager and emergency management agency find that traditional sources of financial aid, assistance and relief will not be sufficient to compensate for the potential impact of COVID-19, and have determined that the necessary resources to respond to and recover from this pandemic will exceed resources available from the city and additional resources will be needed from Hennepin County, state, and federal sources. This declaration will allow the city of New Hope to file for reimbursement from the before mentioned sources.

For a complete listing of city cancellations and closures refer to newhopemn.gov/coronavirus.