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Posted on: January 27, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City Hall re-opens to the public Monday, Feb. 1

Winona City Hall

Winona City Hall will re-open to the public on Monday, Feb. 1, with COVID safety measures in place.

Visitors are still encouraged to conduct business and make appointments virtually and by phone whenever possible by contacting the appropriate department.


City Hall will open to the public from 8:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday, with access through the main Lafayette Street door and the adjacent ADA-compliant entrance.

Visitors should not come to City Hall if they feel ill or have been knowingly exposed to COVID-19. Visitors should limit time in the building to 15 minutes, wear a mask, and maintain physical distance. Visitors will be asked to sign in for appointments longer than 15 minutes. Elevators will be open, and restrooms on the second floor available for public use.

Winona City Council meetings will continue to be hosted on Zoom, where the public can participate virtually, and streamed live on HBC and Facebook. Recordings are available on the city’s website, Facebook page, and YouTube shortly after the meetings end.

The city’s other public boards and commissions will also continue meeting virtually on Zoom, with access details available at (click on Public Meetings Calendar on the top of the home page). 

All city departments have functioned normally since the start of the pandemic, with business conducted by appointment or virtually.

Here are other updates on the city’s facilities:

LAKE LODGE: Lake Lodge is open, depending on weather and ice conditions. Please check the Winona Parks and Recreation website page or Facebook page for updates. Visitors are able to rent skates, snowshoes and hockey/broomball sticks at an outdoor service window. The bathrooms are open, but the lodge is closed.

LIBRARY: Patrons can schedule computer sessions by appointment by calling 507-452-4860. Curbside pickup has moved into the vestibule. The bookdrop is open 24/7 for returns. The library continues to offer non-contact pickup and dropoff of all materials, and a range of virtual programming for youth and adults on its website and streaming on its Facebook page -, and

FRIENDSHIP CENTER: The Center has resumed limited in-person programming and fitness center use, and advocates are meeting normally with clients. Information on virtual programming can be found at or by calling 507-454-5212.

EAST END REC: The city continues to plan an opening date and will communicate updates as soon as they’re available.

BUD KING ICE ARENA: The arena opened in December for practices and programming.

OUTDOOR RINKS: Outdoor skating rinks are open in Knopp Valley, Valley Oaks, Tillman, Jay Bee Drive, and Wincrest. 

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