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COVID-19 pandemic information

DHS has established a new public webpage with information specific to responding to the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to DHS programs. To find the most up-to-date information for providers, counties, tribal nations and members of the public, visit the DHS COVID-19 webpage. This page will be updated as changes evolve at federal and state levels. To be notified when changes occur, sign up for email notifications.

Report suspected vulnerable adult abuse, neglect or financial exploitation

The Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) provides a toll-free number, 1-844-880-1574, for the general public to report suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults. Mandated reporters – including law enforcement, educators, doctors, nurses, social workers and other licensed professionals – can use a web-based reporting system. Call 911 first if you are reporting an emergency that requires immediate assistance from law enforcement, fire department or an ambulance.

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