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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The Chaska Community Center has reopened to members in a limited capacity. The Community Center has implemented new cleaning measures to provide a safe environment for members and employees. Due to capacity limits, members need to use a new online reservation system prior to heading to the Community Center. For more details, view the Reopening Plan.

Case Count

As of July 13, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has confirmed 42,772 cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota. There are 193 confirmed cases in Chaska. View the Carver County expanded dashboard.

Think you should get tested for COVID-19? Visit the State of Minnesota’s testing website to learn more about symptoms, testing locations, and frequently asked questions.

Other City Updates  

  • In an effort to continue supporting those in need, the City is asking for donations of homemade cloth face coverings or cloth face covering supplies, like cotton fabric or elastic. Donations can be dropped off inside the door to the Chaska Police Department at Chaska City Hall (1 City Hall Plaza).
  • The Chaska Parks and Recreation Department is recreating summer programming. Learn more at the Chaska Community Center website.
  • The City has launched an initiative called #ChaskaCares. Watch the #ChaskaCares Launch video.

City Services

The City of Chaska remains committed to maintaining city services related to:

  • Public safety
  • Emergency services
  • Public works functions (street maintenance, water & sewer, electric)
  • Building permits and inspections
  • Utility billing

If you would like to speak with City staff, please call 952-448-9200. 

City facilities that are open:

  • The Chaska Town Course and Chaska Par 30 are open with new guidelines in place due to COVID-19. More info
  • City parks, trails, and playgrounds: 
    • Check out our interactive trail map and interactive park map to see where you can go
    • If you use our parks, trails, or playground equipment, please practice proper social distancing guidelines and take preventative measures like washing your hands. The City is not sanitizing outdoor surfaces.
    • Park restrooms are open. The bathrooms are sanitized daily.
  • The off-leash dog areas
  • Clayhole Swim Beach at Firemen’s Park: 
    • Lifeguards are on duty from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily. 
    • Please continue to practice social distancing.
  • Chaska Event Center
  • Chaska Community Center

City facilities with controlled access:  

  • Chaska City Hall: Call 952-448-9200 for questions on building permits, licenses, utility billing, and more. 
  • Chaska Fire Department: Call 952-448-2990 for general questions.  
  • Chaska Police Department: Call 952-448-4200 for general questions. 
  • Chaska Municipal Services: Call 952-448-4335 to speak to the Public Works, Water & Sewer, and Electric departments. 
  • If it is an emergency, please call 9-1-1. 

City facilities that are closed until further notice:  

  • Chaska Curling Center
  • The Lodge at the Community Center

Local updates and resources:  

State updates and resources: 

Symptoms and Spread of COVID-19

  • According to the CDC, patients with confirmed COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
  • Some patients have had other symptoms including muscle aches, headache, sore throat, or diarrhea.
  • These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
  • According to MDH, the virus that causes COVID-19 is spread primarily by respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza spreads. It can also spread when people touch contaminated surfaces and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth. 
  • Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms (when they are asymptomatic); there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
  • The virus spreads most easily when a person has symptoms and is coughing or sneezing.

CDC recommendations for preventing the spread of illness the:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

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