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COVID-19 Response and Preparation

Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan are committed to protecting the health, safety, and well-being of Minnesotans during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have taken decisive action to curb the spread of COVID-19, support our health care providers and facilities, and mitigate the impact on Minnesota families. Please see the resources and news alerts below to stay up-to-date in this ever-evolving situation.

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Resources

Protect yourself and your family

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Learn about the disease and how to stay healthy on the Dept. of Health website.

Unemployment insurance

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How to file if you’re unable to work as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Distance learning

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Visit the Department of Education website for up to date info on distance learning.

Human Services programs

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Get guidance on Dept. of Human Services programs, including child care.

Employee / Employer

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Business loans, worker exemptions, and more to get us through these unprecedented times.

Materials for media

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Downloadable media materials for the Governor's #StayHomeMN order.

Hotlines

MN Helpline


651-297-1304  or
1-800-657-3504
Monday - Friday:  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Weekends: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Housing questions


For single-family residences: 
651-296-8215

For multi-family residences: 
651-297-4455

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Discrimination helpline

833-454-0148
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Older Minnesotans

 

1-800-333-2433
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Governor's Actions:

July 30, 2020

Authorizing and Directing the Commissioner of Education to Require School Districts and Charter Schools to Provide a Safe and Effective Learning Environment for Minnesota’s Students during the 2020-21 School Year

July 17, 2020

Requiring Minnesotans to Wear a Face Covering in Certain Settings to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

July 14, 2020

Modifying the Suspension of Evictions and Writs of Recovery During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

July, 13 2020

Extending the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency Declared in Executive Order 20-01

June, 19 2020

Extending the Relief from Regulations for Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating in Minnesota Declared in Executive Orders 20-24, 20-44, and 20-60

June, 12 2020

Extending the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency Declared in Executive Order 20-01

June 5, 2020

Continuing to Safely Reopen Minnesota’s Economy and Ensure Safe NonWork Activities during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

June 5, 2020

Authorizing use of State Right of Way for Outdoor Dining During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

June 2, 2020

Authorizing use of State Right of Way for Outdoor Dining During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

May 29, 2020

Providing for Emergency Relief from Regulations to Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating in Minnesota

May 27, 2020

Continuing to Safely Reopen Minnesota’s Economy and Ensure Safe NonWork Activities during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

Previous Actions

See previous Executive Orders issued by Governor Walz in response to COVID-19 

Latest News

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How you can help

Find Volunteer opportunities
Help Minnesota Procure More PPE
Are you a private company interested in assisting the COVID-19 response? Email HSEM.PPP@state.mn.us and share how you can help.

Governor's office hours

Our priority is the health and safety of Minnesotans. In response to COVID-19, staff will be working remotely as of 4:30 pm on 3/23. Our focus is still the people of Minnesota, and constituents can safely reach our team at gov.contact@state.mn.us or 651-201-3400.

National updates

Visit the Centers for Disease Control website for nationwide updates on COVID-19.

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