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Latest information about COVID-19 from DSD

The latest news about the pandemic and information from the Disability Services Division for our partners, providers and the people we serve. Click a headline below to read the full article.

Note: For updates related to agencywide DHS programs, visit the DHS homepage. It has information for providers, counties, tribal nations and members of the public as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be updated as changes happen at federal and state levels. To be notified when changes occur, you can sign up for COVID-19-specific DHS email notifications.

The governor 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. We will describe many of these modifications further in DHS bulletins. If you have further questions, visit the Disability services COVID-19 FAQ webpage. We will update that page frequently, as we are able.

Temporary modifications to adult day center licensing requirements

7/8/2020 12:59:49 PM

Effective, July 1, 2020, DHS temporarily modified certain licensing requirements to allow adult day centers to reopen to people who live in their own home or family home. People who live in provider-controlled residential settings (adult foster care, community residential settings, housing with services settings) may not return to the adult day center at this time.

These additional modifications apply to requirements for capacity, cohort size, duration of shifts, screening protocols and other measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Adult day centers may resume operating after they:

For information about these modifications, read the guidance in Modified licensing requirements for adult day centers that resume facility operation during the peacetime emergency (PDF) and Interim Guidance for Adult Day Centers to Reduce the Risk and Spread of COVID-19 (PDF).

Modifications to alternative adult day services

Providers continue to have the option to deliver alternative adult day services. As of July 1, 2020, providers may accept new people to receive alternative adult day services. For more information and operational guidance, refer to Bulletin #20-25-01, Alternative adult day service delivery due to COVID-19 pandemic (PDF).

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