These are the Iverson Insurance Cancellations and Delays for Wednesday, May 27, 2020 & Beyond (refresh the screen often for updated information)

Stay Safe, Minnesota executive order:

On May 13th, 2020, Governor Tim Walz signed an Executive Order 20-56, more commonly referred to as “Stay Safe Minnesota”. This allows retail stores and other “Main Street” individual businesses (excluding bars and restaurants) to operate at up to 50 percent customer capacity, providing that the merchant has a COVID-19 preparedness plan in place and proper social distancing measures are taken.

Gatherings of family and/or friends of 10 people or fewer are permitted if proper social distancing measures are taken….such as staying at least six feet apart and wearing a face mask.

Restaurants and bars remain closed for dine-in service for the time being. These establishments are still able to continue offering food for takeout or delivery.

Barber shops and hair salons remain closed until 11:59 PM Sunday, May 31st, though these establishments can continue to conduct retail product sales in accordance with the requirements for non-critical businesses. Upon reopening on June 1st, these establishments can operate at 50 percent of the normal occupant capacity as determined by the fire marshal while also providing an enhanced sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning regimen consistent with Minnesota OSHA standards and guidelines with the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC.   

Specific business listings:

  • The Alexandria Social Security office is open for your phone business. Contact them at 888-224-8869 from 9 AM - 4 PM Monday-Friday. Additionally you can find out more information at www.ssa.gov 

Event cancellations/postponements:

  • The Runestone Museum's annual History Live event for June 12 & 13 has been cancelled

Church announcements/cancellations:

  • Regarding places of worship (updated May 27, 2020): Places of worship, funeral homes, and other venues that offer gathering space for weddings, funerals, or planned services such as worship, rituals, prayer meetings, or scripture studies, may host such weddings, funerals, or services with over 10 people, provided that they adhere to the noted requirements: (A) In all settings, ensure a minimum of 6 feet of physical distancing between households; (B) In indoor settings, occupancy must not exceed 25 percent of the normal occupant capacity as determined by the fire marshal, with a maximum of 250 people in a single self-contained space; (C) In outdoor settings, gatherings must not exceed 250 individuals; (D) Develop and implement a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in accordance with guidance developed by the Minnesota Department of Health, available at https://mn.gov/deed/guidance
  • First Lutheran Church in Kensington is cancelling all activities and worship until May 31st 

Public notice from Leighton Broadcasting staff: The offices of KXRA/KX92/Z99 at 1312 Broadway in Alexandria are closed to the public until further notice. 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.

If you are not certain if a certain business that you look to patronize is open, take a moment to make a phone call to that business to confirm.

Cancellations and delays are presented by Iverson Insurance.

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