Region Nine Responds to COVID-19

As always, Region Nine Development Commission keeps the health and safety of our communities, staff, and families as a top priority.
Beginning Monday, March 16, until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public as a precaution to help slow the spread of COVID-19. As we continue to monitor the coronavirus situation closely, we will follow the Minnesota Department of Health, CDC, and World Health Organization for updates and guidance.
The daily operations at Region Nine will continue. Please note:
  • Our team is here to serve you and continue our work. Staff are working remotely using email, telephone, and other forms of communications. Direct phone calls will be routed to staff cell phones.
  • Staff have the option to take time off if they choose to.
  • Remote web conferencing and conference calls are encouraged for meetings.
  • Public meetings, including quarterly commission meetings, will be postponed. Region Nine will look for ways to continue to engage the commission and public during this time via online videos, presentations, etc.
  • Any daily office functions that require on-site staffing will continue to be performed.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support of Region Nine. We’ll update you when business returns to normal.  
For now, Region Nine is following suggestions from the CDC to protect our staff and visitors from COVID-19:
  • Regular cleaning of office spaces.
  • Access to hand sanitizer, Kleenex, etc.
  • Creating a ‘Handshake-Free Zone’.
  • Ensuring social distancing by following the 6ft rule.
  • Conducting phone or video conferencing for meetings.
  • Encouraging those who are able to telecommute.

Key facts to know about COVID-19 can be found here. For more information on what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 visit the CDC website.

Updated and ongoing information will be shared via our website and social media as it becomes available. Please feel free to reach out to us with questions or concerns. We will get through this challenging time together.
Thank you,
Your friends at Region Nine Development Commission