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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.

On June 30, the Minnesota Legislature voted to end the state peacetime emergency effective Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. This means that some temporary modifications put in place during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency will be ending immediately while other modifications will end on August 30, 2021. Information about the timelines for ending the other modifications to licensing and certification requirements can be found in the service specific sections below.

Executive Order on Face Coverings

Executive Order 20-81 required Minnesotans to wear face coverings in certain settings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This was amended on May 14, 2021 by Executive Order 21-23 which ends Minnesota's statewide face covering requirement for most settings. For more information on current guidance, visit the Minnesota Department of Health’s: Face Covering Requirements and Recommendations webpage.

HCBS and Adult Day Centers

Behavioral Health and Children's Residential Facilities

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