COVID-19 Virus

 Stay at Home within the City of Delano

The City of Delano remains committed to providing essential services during this “Stay at Home” period.  On behalf of the City Council and staff, we want to thank residents and business owners for your commitment to the health of all in our community. We can all do our part to get through COVID-19, and the City has planned well to make sure residents and business owners have access to essential services in our community. We also ask that everyone do their part to support our local businesses in ways outlined by the Governor during this difficult time. 

We will get through this. When this is over, community festivals and events will resume. We will all get back to work and keep up our efforts making this wonderful City an even better place to live and do business. Until then, stay safe, healthy, and let’s look out for one another. 

                                                                                                                Mayor Dale Graunke

City Council and Advisory Commissions

The Delano City Council and its Advisory Commissions will continue to conduct essential City business during this community health emergency by video meeting. Instructions on how to access video or telephone meetings is posted within each agenda on the City’s website (http://www.delano.mn.us)

Water and Electric Utilities

Delano Municipal Utilities is also continuing operations, but its facilities are also closed to public access.  To reach Delano Municipal Utilities for a water or electric matter, please call 763-972-0557.  Additional information is available at https://delanomn.us/

Streets, Storm Water, and Sanitary Sewer

Delano Public Works is continuing operations.  Please contact Delano City Hall at 763-972-0550 for matters related to streets, parks, trails, storm water, or sanitary sewer service.

Fire, Emergency Response, and Medical Response

If you have a fire or medical emergency, call 911.

The Delano Fire and Rescue Department continues to be fully staffed and operating under emergency protocols without interruption.

Parks and Trails

Open spaces within City parks and all City trails remain open for public use.  All users of the City’s parks and trail systems are asked to practice physical distancing of at least 6 feet at all times. 

Indoor recreation facilities, restrooms, and park buildings are closed. The public is also instructed to not use play equipment, playgrounds, and picnic areas during this “Stay at Home” order. 

Building Department

The Building Department will be available for plan review and questions for the duration of the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order. Building inspections remain available with appropriate distancing protocol or video conferencing during the “Stay at Home” order or as further directed by the State of Minnesota.  Residents, contractors, and those seeking permits, scheduling inspections, or having questions should contact the department by email buildingpermits@delano.mn.us or by phone at 763-972-0550. 

Permit forms and more information about the Building Department can be found online at http://www.delano.mn.us/services/building-department

Code Enforcement

To report a complaint that requires code enforcement, please call 763-972-0550 or email Marlene Kittock at mkittock@delano.mn.us

Delano Motor Vehicle Department (DMV)

The Delano DMV is closed through the duration of the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order and more information will be posted when the office is able to be reopened.  Visit dps.mn.gov for more information on requirements.

Delano Wine and Spirits

Delano Wine and Spirits remains open during the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order. More information will follow on alternative methods of shopping Delano Wine and Spirits, including possible delivery and curbside pickup.   

Planning and Zoning

The City is continuing planning and zoning activities. Information on planning applications, codes and ordinances, and contact information for staff, please visit http://www.delano.mn.us/services/community-development

Administration and Finance

The City is continuing to operate its administrative and finance functions.  Please contact city staff at 763-972-0550 or additional contact information at http://www.delano.mn.us/services/administration

Senior Center

The Delano Senior Center and all senior trips and activities are closed until further notice. 

Crow River Villa

The Crow River Villa office will be closed to resident or guest walk-ins and will be staffed on a minimal basis.  Residents of the Crow River Villa are encouraged to practice social distancing and minimize contact with other residents if they are feeling ill or have been exposed to someone experiencing sickness.  There is to be no visitor access during the “Stay at Home” period.  Residents are encouraged to contact Villa management by phone at 763-972-2945 or by email a tweber@delano.mn.us

General COVID-19 Information

The City continues to monitor developments with COVID-19 closely.  The City strongly encourages residents to seek information from the Centers for Disease Control, the State of Minnesota Department of Health, and the Wright County Public Health Department. Please visit the websites of each for the latest information.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 page

Minnesota Department of Health Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website

Wright County Public Health Department Coronavirus (COVID-19) website