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St. Paul Mayor declares Local State of Emergency due to coronavirus

The city will not issue new permits for gatherings of 50 or more people, in accordance to the guidance issued by the Center of Disease Control.

ST PAUL, Minn. — St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter declared a State of Local Emergency due to the spread of the coronavirus.

Starting Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27, all Saint Paul public libraries, parks, and recreation center facilities will be closed to the public.

The city will not issue new permits for gatherings of 50 or more people, in accordance to the guidance issued by the Center of Disease Control.

Workers' compensation coverage will be provided to St. Paul firefighters and police who are exposed to or contract COVID-19 on duty, according to the Mayor's office.

Water shutoffs are suspended in St. Paul. The measure was put in place March 12.

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