Burnsville's Response to COVID-19

Up-to-Date Information from the State of Minnesota

Stay Safe Minnesota - Minnesota Governor's Office provides the latest COVID-19 information.

Additional SBA Funding for Designated Areas

The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance grant program is now open to small businesses that meet the eligibility criteria.

The updated eligibility criteria include small businesses located in specific neighborhoods and small businesses that experienced a significant drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to apply for this grant as soon as possible before the budget is expended.

View eligible business area map and program flyer (PDF).

To review the eligibility criteria and apply for the SBA’s Targeted EIDL Advance grant program, visit covid19relief.sba.gov.

If you would like help accessing the Targeted EIDL Advance grant program, feel free to contact Beth Weber at the City of Burnsville’s Economic Development department for assistance 952-895-4454.

Updates and Additional Resources

RentHelpMN: Has COVID-19 made it hard to pay your rent? If you have experienced hardship due to the pandemic and need assistance to pay your rent or utility bills, you may be eligible for COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance through RentHelpMN, renthelpmn.org or call 2-1-1.

Read more about program details and qualifications (PDF)

The Zero Balance Project: Similar to RentHelpMN, the Zero Balance Project provides emergency rental assistance. The Zero Balance Project is initiated by the landlord instead of the renter. 

360 Communities offers free application assistance to Dakota County residents for their part of the Zero Balance Project applications or for RentHelpMN. HOPE Clinics are offered at their Burnsville Resource Center on the second and fourth Fridays of each month from 2-4 p.m. or by appointment. Register by calling 952-985-5300.

Vaccine Connector: The Minnesota Department of Health has launched a new Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector, a tool that helps Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Dakota County Public Health is operating an appointment-only vaccination site at Metcalf School. 

Restaurant Revitalization Fund: New emergency assistance is available for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19 through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

Learn more through the U.S. Small Business Administration

FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit: For those struggling to stay connected, the Emergency Broadband Benefit program may be able to help with internet costs. 

Read the Emergency Broadband Benefit details and outreach plan (PDF)

City Hall is Open to the Public

Here are a few things to keep in mind before your next trip to City Hall:

  • While the doors are open for walk-ins, please make an appointment to meet with staff whenever possible so we can ensure someone will be around to meet you
  • Our employees are still available via email and phone for those who wish to continue to communicate with us through those means
  • “Hybrid” public meetings will allow Council/Commission members, staff and the public to be present at City Hall or join a meeting remotely.

Please browse our website if you have questions -- much of the information the public needs about City services can be found online. You can also contact City staff directly. View our staff directory for more information. Staff will continue working to provide public service as quickly and effectively as possible via phone and email.

City Events and Programs

City staff continue to evaluate how to best offer programming that is fun, engaging and safe. Keep an eye on the City’s calendar to view upcoming events as we plan for the active spring/summer season.

The Burnsville Ice Center is now open for a variety of ice skating activities, however, advance reservations are required due to capacity limits. Health and safety guidelines are in place.

Parks and outdoor spaces are an important part of mental health and physical activity. The City of Burnsville is committed to providing quality park experiences while complying with COVID-19 health and safety recommendations. We will continue to adjust our operations as necessary to follow updated recommendations and help our community stay healthy. 

Visit our Recreation Department, Community Events page and City calendar for upcoming events and activities.

COVID-19 and Community Resources

Resources with the most up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 virus and Minnesota’s response

Resources from local community partners

Resources for local businesses

Resources for multi-family housing