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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

COVID-19

Wayzata.com is committed to keeping the community informed about COVID-19. This page is dedicated to that mission. We will post new articles here as they are published. You can also use the following resources to get the latest information from federal, state and local levels:

Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)

Minnesota Department of Health

City of Wayzata

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May 27, 2020

Wayzata Churches Using Caution When Considering Reopening

Faith-based communities and places of worship can now resume hosting larger gatherings.


This comes after an announcement last week by Gov. Tim Walz.



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May 26, 2020


Wayzata's Folkestone Vigilant Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

More than 80 percent of the COVID-19-related deaths in Minnesota are people who resided in long-term care or assisted facilities.

Folkestone Senior Living Community is doing everything possible to make sure an outbreak does not occur there.

Courtesy Presbyterian Homes and Services



“All employees wash their hands thoroughly and are screened for fever and respiratory symptoms before entering the building,” said Beth Fries, Campus Administrator at Folkestone. “They are required to wear safety goggles and source or surgical masks. If an employee answers yes to any of the screening questions or is running a fever, they are sent home immediately and instructed to contact the PHS employee health nurse to report and learn next steps.”

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May 20, 2020


Gov. Unveils Plan To Reopen Restaurants, Republicans Push Back

On Wednesday (May 20), Gov. Tim Walz unveiled the plan to reopen bars and restaurants throughout Minnesota.



Walz ordered the establishments to more than two months ago.

Walz announced Wednesday that restaurants can open for outdoor sit-down dining beginning on June 1.

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March 25, 2020

Governor Issues Stay Home Executive Order

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz ordered a shelter-in-place order effective Friday, March 27 at 11:59 p.m.



He made this announcement during a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz ordered a shelter-in-place order effective Friday, March 27 at 11:59 p.m.

He made this announcement during a news conference Wednesday afternoon.


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March 21, 2020

Wayzata Walgreens Closed, Team Member Presumed To Have COVID-19

The Walgreens in Wayzata is temporarily because a team member has a presumed case of COVID-19.

In a statement released by the company, it explains that it was notified Friday, March 20 that a team member has a presumed case of COVID-19.



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March 18, 2020

Wayzata Declares Local Emergency

The City of Wayzata has declared a local emergency.

This is to respond  to the threat of COVID-19.

The declaration allows the Mayor and City Manager to request and coordinate appropriate aide and resources from surrounding jurisdictions and the State of Minnesota as needed.



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March 16, 2020

City of Wayzata Making Operational Changes To Fight Coronavirus

The City of Wayzata will be making several operational changes to reduce the risk of city staff and the public to Coronavirus



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March 15, 2020

Gov. Walz Orders K-12 Minnesota Public Schools Temporarily Closed To Battle Coronavirus

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz ordered all Minnesota K-12 public schools temporarily closed to battle Coronavirus using Executive Order 20-02.



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March 12, 2020

Wayzata Schools Cancel Evening, Weekend Events Through Apr. 6 Due To Coronavirus

In an email sent to parents of students in the Wayzata School District, officials announced the cancellation of all evening and weekend school-sponsored activities.

This is in response to more Coronavirus cases in Minnesota.

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