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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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