For Immediate Release
March 17, 2020
Hermantown to Close Governmental Services Building to Public
Hermantown, Minn. – In alignment with a growing number of cities and the evolving updates regarding COVID-19, the City of Hermantown is closing its Governmental Services Building to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18. There is currently not an end-date set for this closure, but there will be updates as the situation continues to change.
The Hermantown Governmental Services Building houses City Hall, the Hermantown Police Department, and Fire Hall #1 of the Hermantown Volunteer Fire Department. Emergency services will still be available during this time, but members of the public will no longer be able to access the police offices or Fire Hall #1. This decision halts non-emergency services, such as fingerprinting and access to the HPD’s Training Center during this time. Should the public encounter an emergency, calling 911 is still the advised approach. Members of the police department are also still available at 218-729-1200.
Members of the city staff within City Hall will be available to conduct business and meet citizen needs despite the closure. A wide range of traditional interactions occurring at City Hall – from paying utility bills to acquiring and completing any number of permits or licenses – can be completed online at the City’s new website at www.hermantownmn.com. Additionally, limited city staff will be available to assist during the workday at 218-729-3600.
Additional, regular updates regarding the City of Hermantown can also be found on the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages – both @hermantownmn.
For more information, contact: Joe Wicklund, Communications & Community Relations Manager, City of Hermantown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218.729.3614.