July 2020 newsletter: COVID-19 update, beaches and playgrounds open, vote by mail,

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July 2020 Newsletter

In this issue:

- Coronavirus/COVID-19 update
- County beaches and playgrounds open
- Vote by mail
- 2019 PAFR available
- Roseville in Bloom features two county locations
- Upcoming events
- In the news

Roseville in Bloom

Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak updates

Ramsey County government remains open and we are committed to providing services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic while protecting the health of residents and our staff. 

View weekly COVID-19 updates provided at meetings of the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners

Testing locations

Get tested for COVID-19 if you're feeling symptoms

COVID-19 testing locations are available throughout the Twin Cities. Use the state of Minnesota self-screening tool or talk to your health care provider to determine if you need to be tested.

Use the self-screening tool

County beaches and playgrounds reopen

residents at county beach

County swimming beaches and playgrounds will open July 2, aligning with state and federal health guidelines. Lake Owasso County Park and the Discovery Hollow Nature Play Area at Tamarack Nature Center remain closed due to construction. All beaches will be unguarded and signs will provide visitors with guidance. 

Restrooms at high-traffic park locations are open and will be cleaned daily. Portable toilets have been set up at locations where restrooms have not reopened yet.

Both children and adults are encouraged to wear a mask at playgrounds and at beaches when not in the water. If a park is busy and you cannot maintain social distance, please visit another location or return at another time.

Vote by mail in the Aug. 11 primary

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Voting by mail is a safe, easy and convenient way to cast your ballot. All eligible voters in Ramsey County can vote by mail in the Aug. 11 state primary and the Nov. 3 general election; you do not need to provide a reason to vote by mail.

You can also cast an absentee ballot in person at one of three locations before Election Day.

Request an application and learn more at ramseycounty.us/votebymail

2019 Popular Annual Financial Report now available

Ramsey County’s 2019 Popular Annual Financial Report is now available. The easy-to-use online report helps residents and others learn more about Ramsey County through an overview of our financial information.

View the report at ramseycounty.us/PAFR

New public art blossoms at two county sites in Roseville

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Roseville in Bloom is a free public art event featuring 20 larger-than-life rose statues uniquely decorated and embellished by 20 local and regional artists.

Two roses will be displayed at county sites: "Color & Culture" by Shakun Maheshwari (pictured at left) is on display at Lake McCarrons County Park and "Painting the Roses Red" by Kimberly McCracken is on display outside of the Ramsey County Library in Roseville.

Learn more about Roseville in Bloom

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Upcoming events

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Independence Day (Observed) - Holiday
Friday, July 3

Board of Commissioners Meeting
Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28

Career Exploration
Monday, July 6

Summer Performers on Facebook Live
Mondays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27

Foster Care Parent Orientation
Thursday, July 9

Explore Your Career Personality
Thursday, July 9

Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection - Arden Hills
Fridays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31
Saturdays, July 11, 18 and 25

Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection - White Bear Lake
Fridays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31
Saturdays, July 11, 18 and 25

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In the news