COVID-19 Pandemic Response

A State of Emergency was declared by Mayor, Donald Verscheld, and ratified by the City Council on March 28, 2020 authorizing the city to employ measures to take measures to mitigate and protect the general public from the COVID-19 Pandemic. The City of Porter is following the guidelines established by the State of Minnesota.

In accordance with the State of Minnesota COVID-19 response, the following adjusted maximum capacity of city buildings and meeting spaces must be observed:

  • Porter City Council Meeting Room  - 10

  • Fire Hall North Apparatus Bay - 22

  • Fire Hall South Apparatus Bay - 40

  • Porter Community Hall - 75

Social Distancing of 6 feet between individuals and Face Coverings must be utilized while inside any City of Porter facility.


Did you know that most people are contagious and spreading COVID-19 to those around them up to 3 days before they experience any symptoms that cause them to suspect they may be ill?

Masks prevent you from spreading COVID-19 to others. Wearing a mask isn't just about protecting yourself, it's about protecting everyone around you!

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