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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


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

Waiver and modifications changes, expiration
The commissioner amended two waivers and modifications related to the Child Care Assistance Program to set the expiration dates on Sept. 6, 2020. The change impacts waivers and modifications to:

A modification allowing additional reimbursement to Customized Living providers Amended (CV32) expired on July 31, 2020. However, providers who had at least one confirmed COVID-19 exposure on or before July 31, 2020, are eligible for the 45-day add-on payments.

HHS further extends Provider Relief Fund deadline to Aug. 28
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended the deadline again to apply for distributions from the Provider Relief Fund to Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. We encourage providers to apply even if they are not sure they are eligible. Read the news release.

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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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