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COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness Update 


Osseo City Hall is open for business.

Osseo has declared a local emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

A declaration of emergency does not mean that the level of risk from the virus has changed. Rather, the declaration of local emergency provides a streamlined process for coordinating response to the pandemic. Importantly, it also prepares for the possibility of federal and state reimbursement of emergency costs.  

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The Minnesota COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program provides housing assistance payments to help prevent eviction, prevent homelessness, and maintain housing stability for eligible renters and homeowners. This can include grants to cover past due utility accounts.

The program application is now available. For more information on the program or to apply, please visit the program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) site: http://www.mnhousing.gov/sites/np/covid19housingassistanceprogramFAQ


City of Osseo Press Release March 16 2020

COVID-19 (Corona Virus)

As the COVID-19 virus (Cororna Virus) has reached the United States and Minnesota, we want the public to know that city officials at the City of Osseo and the Osseo Emergency Management team (Police Chief Mikkelson and Fire Chief Phenow) are monitoring things closely and are staying on top of the situation as information becomes available. Please know that there is no need to be concerned as we have had no cases of the COVID-19 virus in the city. Should the need arise, the City of Osseo will take necesarry steps to protect its citizens and employees.
If you would like to know more about the COVID-19 virus as well as recommendations on what you can do to help battle the virus, we highly recommend you read up on this information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html
And as always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (763) 424-5444 or via e-mail at osseopd@ci.osseo.mn.us

Osseo Emergency Preparedness Siren Warning System

Emergency_Prep.jpgThe Osseo Police Department is responsible for the Emergency Management Program in our community. This program is designed to alert residents to any natural or man-made disaster that might occur. If you have questions regarding the Emergency Preparedness Program and/or Outdoor Siren Warning System, please call the Osseo Police Department at 763.424.5444.

An outdoor siren warning device has been installed in Osseo to warn of impending dangers. Our warning sirens are connected to the Metro Warning System, which allows the sirens to be set off by either the State of Minnesota warning point or the Hennepin County warning point in Golden Valley. The sirens are operated by a radio tone device, that allows flexibility in setting them off for certain regions of the county, certain municipalities within the county, or even a specific siren within any municipality.

The sirens are tested on the first Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. by sounding a one minute alert warning, and another full minute of the attack warning signal. Audible testing will cease from December through February due to possible damage to sirens during testing.

Alert or Attention Signal

This is a five-minute steady tone. This will be used to alert residents of any impending or actual natural disaster, such as a tornado or a hazardous waste spill.

Attack Warning Signal

This is a five-minute wavering tone. The purpose of this signal is to warn that a nuclear attack against the country is underway, and that lifesaving action should be taken immediately. A siren warning system device is located at 232 2nd Street NE.

Sheltering and Facility Emergency Planning

Any business or commercial business is encouraged to contact the City of Osseo Management Coordinator to receive assistance with the creation of Facility Emergency Plans which include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Evacuation Procedures

- Haz Mat Planning

- Bomb Threats

- Tornado Sheltering

Here are some other important emergency preparedness websites:

Minnesota Department of Homeland Security

Federal Emergency Management Administration (F.E.M.A.)

Code Ready Program