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Latest information about COVID-19 from Licensing

This page will be updated with the latest news about the COVID-19 pandemic and information from the Licensing Division for our partners, providers and the people we serve. For information about temporary changes to background studies, visit the DHS Background Studies page.  

For updates related to agency-wide DHS programs, visit the DHS homepage. To be notified when changes occur, you can sign up for COVID-19-specific DHS email notifications.

All licensed and certified services

On March 20, 2020, the commissioner suspended or modified specific routine enforcements by the DHS Licensing Division so that essential services could continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. The commissioner has now extended and modified previously announced licensing enforcement waivers that expired on May 1, 2020. Some routine licensing enforcement activity that was temporarily suspended will resume.

HCBS and Adult Day Centers

Behavioral Health and Children's Residential Facilities

DHS-wide information

Under the Governor’s Emergency Executive Order 20-12, the Minnesota Department of Human Services has temporary  authority to temporarily suspend or modify requirements so that the agency and its partners can continue to provide essential programs and services to Minnesotans safely and without undue delay during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find a complete list of temporary waivers and program modifications here.
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