These are the Iverson Insurance Cancellations and Delays for Friday, April 3, 2020 & Beyond (refresh the screen often for updated information)

School-related information:

Pursuant to Executive Order 20-19 which was signed by Governor Walz on March 25, a distant learning period will be in effect for students in the state’s public and charter schools from now until May 4. 

Regarding spring sports:

The Minnesota State High School League has decreed that, while the distant learning period is taking place (from now until May 4), participation in MSHSL spring activities at all member schools is suspended. Participation includes, but is not limited to: competitions, training, practices, scrimmages, and contests.

At this point, the MSHSL has made no decision regarding the cancellation of spring activities. 

Due to concerns raised regarding the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19, the following events & activities will be affected (chronologically):

Friday, April 3:

  • Meals on Wheels delivery in Alexandria today is cancelled, due to extremely slippery conditions. If you have family members that rely on the Meals on Wheels service, you may wish to help them out today  

Saturday, April 4:

  • The "Let's Get Growing" event presented by the U. of M. Extension Master Gardeners, Douglas County is cancelled
  • Trinity Lutheran Church in Holmes City is cancelling their French Toast Breakfast 

Sunday, April 5: 

  • Seven Dolors Parish Hall pancake & sausage breakfast in Millerville has been cancelled

Monday, April 6: 

  • The Electrical Safety Seminar hosted by REA and ALP has been postponed. No rescheduled date has been set
  • The 4-H in Douglas County program at the Runestone Museum in Alexandria is postponed

Beyond Monday, April 6:

  • The Alexandria Junior Achievement Team Trivia Night, scheduled for April 7, has been cancelled
  • The Passion Drama with Zion Lutheran Church and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church along 3rd Avenue and Lake Street in Alexandria is cancelled this year
  • The Taste of Douglas County in early April, sponsored by the Car Care Program, has been postponed
  • The Saturday, April 18th "Fire and Rain" James Taylor Tribute Show at Central Square in Glenwood is postponed
  • The Douglas County Cemetery Association Annual Meeting scheduled for Thursday evening, April 23rd at the Garfield Community Center has been postponed until the fall of 2020, with a date to be determined 
  • The April & May meetings for Retired Educators have been cancelled

Periodic events now postponed or cancelled:

  • All adult & kids programs at the Douglas County Library are cancelled until April 13
  • Transformational Tuesdays life skills classes at Lake Community Church will be postponed until further notice
  • No congregate dining will be held at Lutheran Social Services dining sites until further notice but take-out orders are available by calling ahead to 218-738-5563 (between 9 AM & 1 PM) – Home-delivered meals will be sent out as usual, but Thursday evening orders will be delivered during the noon hour instead for the next couple of weeks

Closures of non-profits/business/community/service organizations or cancellations that currently have a set end date (listed chronologically, with the soonest end dates listed at the top)

  • The Douglas County Library in Alexandria is closed until April 11. The book drops to the library are also closed. Materials that have been checked out are due by April 20. Patrons are not able to make requests on materials until April 13
  • The offices of KXRA/KX92/Z99 at 1312 Broadway in Alexandria are closed to the public until April 30. Persons that win prizes on any of the stations will have the items mailed out; same goes for any certificates purchased Big Deals online store. Written items designated for the KXRA Swap Shop program can be dropped off in the box near the front door, or can be e-mailed to thefolks@leightonbroadcasting.com   
  • All DFL conventions scheduled through May 1 are postponed. The Minnesota DFL is working on scheduling virtual conventions starting in April. The Minnesota DFL will also limit the business of all conventions, from OU to state, to only essential items: election of delegates and alternates, election of CD/state pre-convention standing committee members, conferring endorsements, and voting on resolutions
  • Minnesota Historical Society Historic Sites & Museums will be closed to the public through May 1
  • All in-person local, regional, and statewide University of Minnesota Extension meetings, events, and classes are cancelled through at least May 15. While all state and regional Extension offices are closed, faculty and staff are working remotely and are reachable via e-mail and phone. Check extension.umn.edu for frequent updates   

Closures of non-profits/business/community/service organizations that currently have a “until further notice” listing (or change in status designation):

  • The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce walk-in office & visitor center will be closed until further notice. Staff members at the Chamber are available for business via phone & email
  • The Alexandria Career Force Center is closed to the general public. However, staff members are able to assist by calling 320-391-9262 
  • The team at Habitat for Humanity Douglas County will work remotely until further notice. During this time, the Habitat office, ReStore and ReStore Donation Center are closed. The  team members are working virtually and are available via phone and email. Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County will continue to monitor the situation closely and re-open the office, the build site and the  ReStore as soon as it is safe to do so
  • West Central Minnesota Communities Action is closing all of the tax preparation sites in Alexandria, Elbow Lake, Wheaton, and Morris until further notice. These locations include the First Congregational UCC in Alex; United Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake; Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wheaton; and Faith Lutheran Church in Morris
  • Pope County officials are asking that members of the public avoid in-person visits to County offices & buildings, including the Courthouse. Instead, please use mail, phone call, email & other electronic options to conduct necessary business with the County if feasible
  • The Selective TV office in Alexandria is closed until further notice. The Selective TV office will be open regular hours Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 AM to 1 PM to take calls and conduct business. If you have questions, call 763-5924 or e-mail to info@selectivetv.org. Call anytime and leave a message outside of regular hours. All calls will be returned
  • ALP Utilities is temporarily closing their office to public access. All services are still available via phone & online options
  • Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management is restricting/closing most of their services until further notice. Exceptions include: contract hauler access to their Waste-to-Energy Facility, visits from essential vendors/contractors & specialty burn programs
  • The Douglas County Historical Society in Alexandria is presently closed to the public, until further notice. It will not be open for walk-in research or tours. Research requests via phone can be made by calling 762-0382.
  • The Alexandria Senior Center is closed until further notice. Congregate dining at the Senior Center is also suspended; however, Meals on Wheels in Alexandria will continue. Those that are utilizing the service are requested to place a box or a cooler outside your door for the meal delivery. Questions about Meals on Wheels can be directed to 762-4280
  • The Runestone Museum in Alexandria is closing it's doors to all visitors, though the online store is still available

 Closures/changes in service for merchants/businesses:

  • The Alexandria Food Shelf is open, with adjusted hours. Tuesday through Friday, they are open from 8 AM to 3 PM & Mondays they are open from 8 AM to 5:30 PM. Curbside pickup is now in place, call (320) 762-8411 to set up your order & they will bring it out to your vehicle
  • Randy's Family Optical in Alexandria will be closed until Sunday, April 5
  • Prairie Lakes Dental in Alexandria is closed until April 13 
  • Alexandria area YMCA is temporarily suspending health/well-being facility access & programs. YMCA Child Care centers to remain operational at this time
  • The Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria is closed until further notice. Mall walking has also been suspended until further notice
  • Caring Hands Dental Clinic in Alexandria is closed until further notice, but will continue to provide limited availability for dental emergencies 
  • The Bertha Area Wellness Center will be closed until further notice
  • Glenwood State Bank lobbies are closed, but drive-up windows still open. Customers encouraged to use online and mobile banking
  • Alexandria's Plaza and Downtown Liquors will be operating on limited hours for the time being: Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 6 PM. Both locations will be closed on Sundays until further notice
  • First National Bank of Osakis is restricting its lobby traffic to appointments only (connect with them via drive-thru, ATM & online options). Call 859-2101 to arrange an in-person appointment
  • Lobby service at the McDonald's locations in Alexandria is not available at the present time, but drive-thru service is available at the Alexandria North location from 6 AM to 10 PM and the Alexandria South location from 5 AM to 11 PM. If you have the McDonald's app, you can use that to request curbside pickup
  • Neighborhood National Bank lobbies will be closed until further notice. Drive-Up service will continue 7:30 AM to 6 PM Monday-Friday and 8 AM to 12 Noon on Saturdays. In-office scheduled appointments will be provided for customers as needed
  • Affinity Plus locations across the region have closed their inside branch lobbies until further notice. All other services will remain open (connect via ATM, digital, live chat & phone options). The Alexandria branch does not have a drive-through but will be offering curbside assistance
  • Life Connections in Alexandria (Parenting and Pregnancy Resource Center) has reduced hours: Monday from 10 AM to 5 PM, Wednesday from 10 AM to 2:30 PM, and Friday from 10 AM to 4:30 PM. Call with any questions or concerns to 320-762-1224 or e-mail to lifeconnectionsMN@gmail.com
  • Lake Region Eye Center (in the Alexandria Clinic) is open with adjusted hours: Mondays through Thursdays from 8 AM to 4 PM and Friday mornings from 8 to Noon

Church service cancellations/adjustments, where the status is in effect between now and April 5 as a possible termination date (chronologically, with the soonest possible date noted at the top):

  • Minnewaska Lutheran Church of Starbuck is cancelling all activities, including services, through April 1. Wednesday night and Sunday morning messages will be available on the website, minnewaskalutheran.org 
  • First Lutheran Church in Alexandria is suspending all activities through April 1. The building is closed. Join for worship online, or listen to the 10 AM broadcast Sundays on KXRA (1490 AM/100.3 FM/105.7 FM)
  • First Lutheran Church of Kensington is cancelling all activities, including Lenten services, Confirmation, Sunday School, and Worship services through April 5
  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Alexandria: all services, Sunday School, and Lenten programming is cancelled through April 5. Additionally, Emmanuel Episcopal Friday morning prayer at Grand Arbor is cancelled until further notice

Church service cancellations/adjustments, where the status is in effect between April 6 and April 13 as a possible termination date (chronologically, with the soonest date noted at the top):

  • The offices at Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria are closed through Friday, April 10. However, you can still stay connected to staff members by phone, e-mail, or the U.S. Mail service. If you have any immediate questions, you can call 491-3830. Zion Lutheran Church services are online at www.zionalex.org. Feel free to connect to the web site for updates 
  • All Sunday services, Sunday school, & Wednesday services at Good Shepherd Lutheran church in Alexandria are cancelled thru April 10
  • Regarding the Church of St. Mary in Alexandria: All daily and weekend masses at the Church of St. Mary in Alexandria are suspended through April 13. The Parish Office is presently closed, but staff will be available by phone or e-mail (320-763-5781 or stmary@stmaryalexandria.org). The drop box outside the Parish Office is available for dropping off church envelopes or other documents. In addition, activities, events, meetings, and gatherings at the Church of St. Mary in Alexandria are cancelled through April 13 

Church service cancellations/adjustments where the status is indefinite (until further notice):

  • Faith Lutheran Church in Miltona is cancelling all activities until further notice. You can access the church web site (faithlutheranmiltona.com) for online worship and for further updates  
  • Activities at New Life Christian Church in Alexandria are postponed until further notice. Sunday services will be accessible through New Life Christian Church web site (your-newlife.com), beginning at 9:30 AM each Sunday
  • Worship for Grace Lutheran Church of Brandon & Faith Lutheran church of Evansville will be live-streamed only, on Sunday at 10:30 AM & Wednesday at 7 PM (go to https://www.sundaystreams.com/go/flc or http://www.faithlutheranevansvillemn.org)
  • Shalom Lutheran Church of Alexandria is suspending all activities until further notice
  • Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria has closed and all worship will be done virtually. You can find worship Sundays at 9 AM on www.calvaryalex.org, Facebook, Charter Channel 181, or by listening to 99.3 FM at 10:30 AM
  • All events at Bethesda Lutheran Church are cancelled
  • First Congregational UCC of Alex has cancelled in-person attendance for Sunday services & Wednesday gatherings – you can watch their services on Facebook & YouTube
  • All services at Grace Church (Alexandria) and The Point are suspended until further notice
  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church Friday morning prayer at Grand Arbor in Alexandria is cancelled until further notice

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