Mankato city manager Pat Hentges says most of the city staff is working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic but not all city staff has the ability to do so. Hentges says he has seen great cooperation from city workers to make sure essential services keep going.

“Our fire staff agreed to work 48-hours straight at the station,” said Hentges. “Our police officers agreed to work 12-hour shifts instead to 10-hour shifts and our public works staff is working seven days straight and then seven days off.”

Hentges says the city recently conducted its first electronic city council meeting and all things went well.