City of Victoria's COVID-19 Response

The City of Victoria is committed to ensuring the safety and health of our employees and the public. Our goal is to reduce the risk for potential transmission of COVID-19.

City of Victoria Updates and Impacts Due to COVID-19

2/19/2021 City Hall Update

The City of Victoria is extending the current COVID-19 response plan to the end of March 2021. The City will continue to provide City Hall and public works services via phone, online, or by appointment only.

  • Utility bill payments, building permit applications, public meeting agendas and video, and more are available 24/7 at www.ci.victoria.mn.us.
  • City employees are available via phone, online, or by appointment during regular business hours, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Contact our main line at 952-443-4210 for general questions.
  • During this time, we will continue to provide our vital and basic city services, including:
    • clean drinking water, flushing toilets, emergency route snowplowing, and public safety response
    • building inspection services
    • sprinkler and fire alarm inspections
    • essential water and sewer repairs (non-essential repairs will be postponed)
    • limited in-person services at City Hall. Currently, that includes accepting deliveries and allowing contractors to pick up water meters by appointment only.

City Council meetings will be held in person in Council Chambers at City Hall. Our community can continue to view public meetings through a live stream on our YouTube channel or on cable at Mediacom Channel 8. Learn more about how you can stay informed or participate in the meetings on our Meetings & Agenda Portal.

1/19/2021 City Hall Update

The City of Victoria is extending the current COVID-19 response plan to the end of February 2021. The City will continue to provide city hall and public works services via phone, online, or by appointment only.

  • Utility bill payments, building permit applications, public meeting agendas and video, and more are available 24/7 at www.ci.victoria.mn.us.
  • City employees are available via phone, online, or by appointment during regular business hours, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Contact our main line at 952-443-4210 for general questions.
  • During this time, we will continue to provide our vital and basic city services, including:
    • clean drinking water, flushing toilets, emergency route snowplowing, and public safety response
    • building inspection services
    • sprinkler and fire alarm inspections
    • essential water and sewer repairs (non-essential repairs will be postponed)
    • limited in-person services at City Hall. Currently, that includes accepting deliveries and allowing contractors to pick up water meters by appointment only.

City Council meetings will be held in person in Council Chambers at City Hall. Our community can continue to view public meetings through a live stream on our YouTube channel or on cable at Mediacom Channel 8. Learn more about how you can stay informed or participate in the meetings on our Meetings & Agenda Portal.

12/18/2020 City Hall Update

With the latest updates to the Executive Order in Minnesota, the City of Victoria will continue to follow our current plan until the end of January 2021 with the exception of the partial opening of the Victoria Recreation Center (see below) and City Council meetings will meet in person.

12/17/2020 Victoria Recreation Center Update

The Victoria Recreation Center will open on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 with the following changes.

Dates and Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation through Jan. 3, 2021

  • Monday–Friday:  5 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Saturday–Sunday: 6 a.m.–6 p.m.

Hours of Operation Beginning Jan. 4, 2021 

  • Monday–Friday:  5 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Saturday–Sunday: 6 a.m.–10 p.m.

Please note that the Recreation Center will close for public holidays on Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 (at noon), 2020 and Jan. 1, 2021.

Appointments

Members and guests will be required to sign up for a 45-minute time slot to use the facilities. These time slots are available to members and guests at https://victoriareccenter.as.me/.

Members and guests will have 45 minutes to use the assigned facility and will be asked to leave after the appointment time is over. The facility will then close for a 15-minute cleaning.

Members and guests must always wear masks and maintain 12 feet of distance between one another while inside the Recreation Center.

Memberships

All memberships will be reactivated beginning on Saturday, Dec. 19. This includes Direct Debit and Annual memberships. 

Maximum Capacity 

  • Gymnasium: 10 guests
  • Fitness Center: 20 guests
  • Walking Track: 10 guests 
  • Open Skate: 10 guests

If a space is not at maximum capacity, a member or guest will be allowed to walk in and use that space. The Front Desk staff will monitor the capacity of each space and make sure capacity is not exceeded. 

Fitness Classes

Fitness classes will continue to occur virtually through at least the end of the year. Please check the City website for more details. Open Pickleball and Drop-In Day Care will not be offered until further notice.

Safety Measures

We are following guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health on reopening exercise facilities, and per Governor Walz’s executive orders.

The City will continue with steps that have been implemented to keep staff, guests and members safe. The plan includes reducing contact between members and staff; providing personal protective equipment to staff; placing safety signage throughout the building; implementing additional equipment and facility cleanings; reducing the amount of equipment within the building; and limiting access to locker rooms, drinking fountains and restrooms. 

To see the City of Victoria COVID-19 Re-Opening Plan Policies and Procedures, visit the City of Victoria’s COVID-19 Response page or contact the Recreation Center at 942-443-4255.

11/20/2020 Update

Governor Tim Walz has announced a new executive order effective on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. to limit the spread of COVID-19 across the state of Minnesota. In accordance with the order, we are making several changes to our services and amenities. Many of our services will continue uninterrupted, just as they have been for the last 7 months. Over that time, we have instituted a number of safety precautions that allow us to continue to serve our community in a safe and efficient manner.

Thank you for your support as we make adjustments to ensure a safe Victoria for our community.

City Hall Updates
Effective at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, city hall will be closed to the public until at least Dec. 31, 2020 with limited exceptions.

City Services Remain Available
We will continue to provide city hall and public works services via phone, online, or by appointment only.

  • Utility bill payments, building permit applications, public meeting agendas and video, and more are available 24/7 at www.ci.victoria.mn.us.
  • City employees are available via phone, online, or by appointment during regular business hours, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Contact our main line at 952-443-4210 for general questions.
  • During this time, we will continue to provide many of our vital and basic city services, including:
    • clean drinking water, flushing toilets, emergency route snowplowing, and public safety response
    • building inspection services
    • sprinkler and fire alarm inspections
    • essential water and sewer repairs (non-essential repairs will be postponed)
    • limited in-person services at city hall. Currently, that includes accepting deliveries and allowing contractors to pick up water meters by appointment only.

Virtual City Council & Committee Meetings
City Council, Planning Commission, Park & Recreation Committee, and Lakes & Water Quality Committee meetings will move to a virtual meeting format. Our community can continue to view virtual public meetings through a live stream on our YouTube channel or on cable at Mediacom Channel 8. Learn more about how you can stay informed or participate in the meetings on our Meetings & Agenda Portal.

Victoria Recreation Center
The Victoria Recreation Center will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Staff are preparing to reopen on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 at 6 a.m. unless the executive order is extended.

  • All amenities at the recreation center will be unavailable until it reopens. 
  • All group fitness classes and relevant programs will go to a virtual format.
  • Appointments at the recreation center have been cancelled. 
  • Updates about memberships will be sent to members soon.

More information will be made available via the Victoria Parks & Recreation website.

Support Victoria
Please remember to support our local businesses in safe ways over the next few weeks.

Information Updates
We will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available. Our website and Facebook page are another great way to receive updates and announcements during this time.

Thank You
We would like to take a moment to thank you for your continued patience during this time. We have seen how the community of Victoria has safely come together to support and uplift each other over the last few months, and we look forward to seeing that spirit continue into the holiday season.