Eitzen is in southern Minnesota close to the Iowa boarder.
In a prolonged assertion, Adamson mentioned his metropolis “on no account helps racism and violence,” and mentioned that on September 15 “a involved citizen” notified metropolis officers once they noticed a crew of three individuals in an out-of-state automobile, knocking on doorways “claiming to be conducting a Covid-19 survey and checks.”
“In a really small city the place everybody is aware of everybody, a gaggle of unfamiliar individuals with out-of-state plates is uncommon, and to some residents its trigger for concern,” he mentioned.
Adamson mentioned the Houston County Sheriff’s Division got here to evaluate the scenario within the presence of metropolis officers and two residents. The sheriff’s division confirmed the crew was a part of the MDH, he wrote.
Huff advised WCCO that the survey crew was confronted by three males, one in all whom was armed, and the crew felt intimidated.
“We wish to make it clear there was by no means a gun or any weapon current, and no threats or aggressive habits occurred throughout the interplay between town members and the Covid-19 crew,” Adamson mentioned.
It is potential the survey crew “misinterpreted a big fireplace division communication radio in a holster for a firearm,” Adamson mentioned in his submit.
On Saturday, the sheriff’s division advised CNN there was no one who might communicate on the matter and to strive again on Monday.
The mayor’s assertion didn’t tackle some other incidents that the well being division referred to.
CNN Well being reached out to the CDC, and has not heard again.