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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Governor’s Executive Orders create flexibility to serve vulnerable Minnesotans during COVID-19 pandemic: Governor Tim Walz granted the Minnesota Department of Human Services emergency temporary authority to change administrative and regulatory requirements for food assistance, home care, public health care and other state programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find a complete list of temporary waivers and program modifications.

Some changes to public services programs are necessary to protect you and your case workers during the pandemic and to provide for a greater number of people. Read about the changes.

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Latest news

Day services to reopen for all people with disabilities
Beginning Monday, July 13, individuals who live in group homes and other congregate care settings will be able to attend day services programs. Providers are required to have a COVID-19 preparedness plan in place to protect service participants and staff and follow other state licensing requirements related to hours and capacity.

Amended modification posted under peacetime emergency authority
Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Jodi Harpstead, under the Governor’s peacetime emergency orders 20-12, has amended a modification for licensing requirements for providers of day services for adults with disabilities.

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COVID-19 reporting at DHS-operated treatment facilities

DHS must report to the Minnesota Department of Health any confirmed cases of COVID-19 among patients, clients and staff in DHS-operated treatment facilities. View current reports


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Notice about recent data breaches impacting some DHS clients and employees

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