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COVID-19 Information

The Board recognizes the gravity and impact of COVID-19. The Board of Social Work, as a state agency, is taking direction and following guidance from the Governor’s office. 


The Board encourages everyone to be safe and take reasonable precautions to ensure personal safety, safety in your agencies and for your clients, and in our communities.  The BOSW strives to be responsive and appreciates your patience during this challenging time. 

The Board of Social Work continues services while most staff telework: 

  • Conduct all business by using online services, email, or US Mail 
  • Use Online Services to:  
    • Verify a license 
    • Renew a license 
    • Apply for a license 
  • The BOSW office building remains closed to the public
    • Meetings are conducted virtually (pursuant to MN 13D.021)
    • Do not drop off forms or applications in person at the office 
SPECIAL NOTICE per the Governor’s removal of COVID restrictions and the rescinded “peacetime state of emergency":


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