MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Mayor Jacob Frey announced Friday morning that Minneapolis will be suspending water shutoffs for a month, due to public health concerns from the coronavirus (COVID-19).

According to Frey, he worked in collaboration with the Minneapolis Public Works Department to make sure that Minneapolis residents will not get their water shut off for the next month.

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Frey says that “hygiene is essential for protecting everyone’s health.” In times like these, it is imperative for residents to be able to clean and wash their hands.