City of  Albert Lea Press Release

For the health and safety of the public and the employees of the City of Albert Lea, effective immediately and at least until April 15th the following locations will be closed:
• Albert Lea City Arena
• Albert Lea City Hall
• Albert Lea Public Library​
• Albert Lea Senior Center

Staff from the City will be working normal hours and available via phone and email. Access to all City buildings will be permitted on an appointment or urgent need basis. Administration from the City is working on a plan as to how to conduct Council and Board meetings.

Contact information can be found on the city’s website,…/

Freeborn County Public Health highly encourages residents to limit exposure to the general community and remain home unless absolutely necessary.

City and County employees continue to meet frequently to develop and implement the local response plan for COVID 19 virus. The City/County Emergency Operations Center remains in operation. Freeborn County Emergency Management and Public Health, Albert Lea Public Safety, City and County Administration and ALMC staff are meeting daily as the pandemic evolves. The County-wide Emergency Preparedness Group is meeting weekly.

This situation is fluid. Residents are encouraged to check the social media and webpages of the City and County for updates.

Please check the Minnesota Department of Health’s website for more detail on strategies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.