Emergency Regulation No. 2020-15
Whereas, on March 16, 2020, I declared a local public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the City of Minneapolis and assumed executive responsibilities attendant thereto; and
Whereas, pursuant to the authority granted to me pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Ch. 12.29, and Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, Sections 128.50 and 128.60, I am authorized to promulgate emergency regulations to protect the public health, safety, and welfare during this declared emergency; and
Whereas, it is a priority that race and equity be of paramount consideration in enacting and carrying out emergency regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic; and
Whereas, on March 16, 2020, I promulgated Emergency Regulation No. 2020-1 incorporating by reference Governor Walz’s Executive Order 20-04 and providing for the temporary closure of bars, restaurants, and other places of public accommodation; and
Whereas, on March 17, 2020, I promulgated Emergency Regulation 2020-3, which clarified the scope of Emergency Regulation 2020-1 to include any center, facility, or business commonly referred to as an “adult day care center”; and
Whereas, effective July 1, 2020, the State’s Commissioner of Human Services issued additional guidance to allow providers of adult day services to resume providing in-person services to people who do not live in congregate settings by adding physical facility and space requirements that must also be incorporated into the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan as outlined in Minnesota Rules, parts 9555.9730 for Adult Day Centers operating during peacetime emergency.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jacob Frey, Mayor of the City of Minneapolis, do hereby order the following emergency regulation:
Emergency Regulation 2020-3 is hereby rescinded and “adult day care centers” may seek to resume the provision of services in full compliance with all relevant regulations and requirements of the state, including but not limited to the Department of Human Services and Department of Health.
July 24, 2020