COVID-19 Pandemic Information

City of Anoka Response 

The City of Anoka is actively engaged with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and local and regional partners with regard to the state and local response to the COVID-19 virus.  City officials and staff continue to monitor the situation.  

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect residents, customers, and city employees, the Anoka City Council declared a local state of emergency on March 17, 2020 effective through April 6.  At their April 6, 2020 meeting, the Anoka City Council extended the local state of emergency for an indeterminate time.

Update on May 18, 2020:  City buildings had been closed for several weeks, but following Governor Walz’ "Stay Safe Minnesota" Executive Order, we re-opened to the public on May 18, 2020, with safety measures in place.  Staff continues to be available by phone and email. Please refer to the staff directory on this website, as needed.  

Better Values Liquor Stores remains open, but with reduced hours (Sunday thru Thursday, 11 AM to 6 PM, Friday and Saturday, 11 AM to 8 PM. Employees at both stores have been advised to regularly wash their hands, wear masks and gloves, disinfect areas frequently, and use social distancing when interacting with customers. 

The City Council is holding its meetings via Zoom and recent Boards & Commissions meetings were cancelled. Please refer to the meetings calendar on this website for updates on future meetings.  


City employees are available.  Residents and customers may continue to contact staff as follows:

  • Anoka Police Department:  The Anoka Police Department is still responding to all reported emergencies and general calls for service.  For general administrative inquiries as well as public record requests, please contact the department by calling 763-576-2800 M-F, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. , or or Email Anoka Police Department 
    For dispatch (non-emergency), please call 763-427-1212.  
  • Fire Department:  763-576-2860 (non-emergency)

City Hall: Main Reception: 763-576-2700 (M-F, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)

Businesses will find more information on our COVID-19 Business Resources page.