A Message from the Mayor

The staff at the City of Circle Pines and at Centennial Utilities continue working hard to provide important services to our residents. However, in order to combat the spread of the corona virus and to protect both residents and staff, we have made the difficult decision today to temporarily restrict public access to City Hall. We know that people will need to connect with their city and utility, so we have a drop box located outside City Hall for any drop-offs, and we remain available via phone (763-784-5898) or by email at

I am grateful for the leadership provided to our community by our Centennial School Superintendent Brian Dietz and our Centennial Lakes Police Chief Jim Coan. Chief Coan is directing all emergency management services for Public Safety and the City Administrator will be implementing our Emergency Preparedness Plan. 

I also appreciate the direction provided to our community by Governor Tim Walz and Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm. They are the source of sound advice and are sharing that information through our city website and at

I ask that we all heed the advice of medical professionals, take care of ourselves and our families, and that we help our neighbors and those at risk during these challenging times.

Mayor Dave Bartholomay
City of Circle Pines

What is Being Done?

The City of Circle Pines 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. Please review the following information for complete details.

About COVID-19

The CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has spread internationally and is now in the United States. The virus has been named "SARS-CoV-2" and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated "COVID-19").

The MDH has a website that contains updated information on COVID-19 which can be accessed at

MDH is in close contact with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and maintains links on its website to the CDC’s most recent information on the virus which can also be found at

Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline

MDH has set up a public hotline that is open every day 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The hotline number is 651-201-3920.

If you are sick: Prevent the spread of COVID-19

Follow CDC recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

What you can do now: 

Put personal preparedness strategies in place for you and your family. Information can be found at:

The best protective recommendation is to avoid being exposed to the COVID-19 virus by following CDC travel recommendations and following recommendations for colds and flu:

Stay home when you are sick

Cover your coughs and sneezes

Practice goodhandwashing

Disinfect surfaces

Resources for Senior Citizens 

ACCAP 763-783-4707
Senior Linkage Line 800-333-2433
Additional Senior Resources