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To see what help is available to you and your family, look for programs available to eligible Minnesotans.

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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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We have seen daily changes in the state's response to COVID-19. To stay abreast of changes and their impacts to people who DHS serves and supports, sign up for email updates.

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Latest news

New waivers and modifications
The commissioner temporarily waived the rule requiring a doctor’s order to provide a resident on Medical Assistance in a skilled nursing facility a private room for up to 14 days if there is a documented COVID infection control risk.

Help is available for hungry Minnesotans
As the struggle to put healthy food on the table has increased, there is more help available from state and local sources.

Awards honor excellence in human services
The Minnesota Department of Human Services has announced the winners of its Circle of Excellence awards, which recognize organizations that have partnered with DHS and done an exemplary job of providing food, shelter and other assistance to Minnesotans in need.

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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