COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Fact Sheet

What's Open and Closed at the City

The City of Roseville continues to proactively monitor the status of COVID-19 (coronavirus) for any potential implications for our community and will provide updates to residents as they become available.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Minnesota Department of Health and Ramsey County Public Health are the primary sources of information regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) for City of Roseville residents. Please visit their websites for the latest information.

COVID-19 information is also available from the State of Minnesota Department of Health in various languages:

Preventing the spread of any virus is key to minimizing individual and community impacts. Some actions the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend residents can take now to help reduce the risk of infection and spread of the disease include:

Vaccine Information

COVID-19 vaccine distribution for Roseville residents is being managed in phases by Ramsey County. Please see the city’s Vaccine Information for Individuals webpage for the latest information.

Do I need to get tested?

The State of Minnesota has a website where people can check their symptoms, determine if they should get tested for COVID-19, and find a testing location near them.

Am I required to wear a mask?

Yes. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued Executive Order 20-81 on July 22, 2020 requiring the use of face coverings in indoor areas accessible to the public. The executive order is effective as of Saturday, July 25, 2020.

What is COVID-19?

 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a virus strain (SARS-CoV-2) first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019.  Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV and now with this new virus. Both MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV have been known to cause severe illness in people. The complete clinical picture with regard to COVID-19 is not fully understood. Reported illnesses have ranged from mild to severe, including illness resulting in death. However, respiratory illnesses like seasonal influenza, are currently widespread in many communities. Learn more about the symptoms associated with COVID-19.

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  • If sick (fever/cough) STAY HOME
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover your sneeze or cough with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash immediately and wash your hands
  • Wash your hands often throughout the day
  • Practice social distancing by staying home as much as possible, avoiding large crowds and keeping a 3- to 6-foot distance between you and others when you go out
  • Get in the habit of NOT touching your face – eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. Don’t forget phones, keyboards, and door handles
  • Clean your work area at least once, ideally twice a day
  • Forgo the handshake for a wave or “elbow bump”
  • Eat healthy and stay hydrated
  • Get plenty of rest
To prepare for an outbreak or sudden increase in the number of cases locally, residents should consider:

  • Having a plan to care for family members when schools, daycares, or senior centers are closed. 
  • Having 3 to 4 weeks of non-perishable food at home so trips to the grocery store can be limited or avoided
  • Having 3 to 4 weeks of medication and personal items at home
  • Cleaning your living area more often, including wiping down small electronics, door handles, and other items commonly touched by many people


Fever Common Common Rare
Fatigue Sometimes Common Sometimes
Cough Common (dry) Common (dry) Mild
Sneezing No No Common
Aches/Pains Sometimes Common Common
Runny/Stuffy Nose Rare Sometimes Common
Sore Throat Sometimes Sometimes Common
Diarrhea Rare Sometimes (children) No
Headache Sometimes Common Rare
Shortness of Breath Sometimes No No

Frequently Asked Questions

I have questions about what’s happening in Minnesota, how the virus spread, and what I should do if I have symptoms. How can I find out more information?

Do we know how many people have been tested in the State of Minnesota? Is there a place to find out? Who is coordinating communication about confirmed cases?

  • Confirmation about lab testing or any confirmed cases in the state of Minnesota will be communicated by the Minnesota Department of Health. Visit the MDH COVID-19 Situation Update for COVID-19 webpage for the latest information and data.
Who will be providing information to the public about the prior movements of confirmed cases?

What is the difference between an outbreak, an epidemic and a pandemic?

  • An epidemic (or outbreak) refers to an increase, often sudden, in the number of cases of a disease above what is normally expected in that population in that area. A pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease, usually affecting many people. While there has been an increase in new cases of COVID-19, it is not yet considered a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
Do Roseville Firefighters and Police Officers have the correct equipment to keep themselves and our community safe? Have they been vaccinated?

  • Yes. The city’s first responders have CDC-approved personal protection equipment and are following recommended protocols. Roseville Police Officers and Firefighters are also in the process of being vaccinated for COVID-19
What should members of the public be doing? Should we be stocking up on food and freezer meals so we don’t have to go out in public much?

  • The best thing our community can do is make sure each home is informed and prepared. Create a household plan.
  • The City of Roseville will provide updates via its website and social media channels:

For accurate official information and guidance related to the status of COVID-19 it is recommended to seek information from the CDC, the Minnesota Department of Health and Ramsey County Public Health and the links listed above.