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Ramsey License Center to remain closed until further notice due to staffing shortages

Staffing shortages are related to the pandemic.
Ramsey License Center

Staffing shortages related to COVID-19 have forced the Anoka County License Center in Ramsey to remain closed until further notice. 

The situation at the Ramsey License Center, located at 7550 Sunwood Drive NW, will "continue to be reevaluated to determine if appointment-only hours can be added back" in due time, an Anoka County spokesperson said in a release. 

The Ramsey License Center has been closed since Nov. 16, 2020, and will remain that way as staff is needed at other license centers in the county to help with social distancing and checking in customers. 

"Child care issues, and at-home schooling related to the ongoing situation also affected our staffing levels," the spokesperson said. 

People can still access any of the other Anoka County license centers in Blaine, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids and Ham Lake. There are also passport centers in Blaine and Coon Rapids. 

Services at all license and passport centers are available on an appointment-only basis. Walk-ins are not available due to COVID-19 guidelines. 

The situation at the Ramsey License Center will be reevaluated on a weekly basis. 

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