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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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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.

School closure information

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Vist the Department of Education website for up to date info on closures.

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.


School and child care questions

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Seven days a week

Health questions

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Seven days a week

Housing questions

For single-family residences: 
For multi-family residences: 
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Governor's Actions:

March 31, 2020

Ensured continuing operations of the Medical Cannabis Program during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency.

March 31, 2020

Authorized Peace Officers, Firefighters, and Security-Related Licensing Boards to modify requirements during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency.

March 27, 2020

Provided for emergency relief from regulations to motor carriers and drivers operating in Minnesota.

March 27, 2020

Authorized Minnesota health-related licensing boards to modify requirements during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency.

March 27, 2020

Authorized the State Auditor to temporarily suspend reporting requirements during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency.

March 27, 2020

Clarified application of Executive Order 20-07 to allow for coverage of employees of constitutional officers.

March 25, 2020

Directed Minnesotans to Stay at Home.

March 25, 2020

Authorized and directed the Commissioner of Education to implement a distance learning period and continue to provide a safe learning environment for Minnesota’s students.

March 25, 2020

Continued the closure of bars, restaurants, and other places of public accommodation.

March 23, 2020

Clarified application of Executive Order 20-09 to veterinary surgeries and procedures.

March 23, 2020

Directed non-hospital entities to inventory and preserve vital medical equipment 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

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Help Minnesota Procure More PPE
Are you a private company interested in assisting the COVID-19 response? Email 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 or 651-201-3400.

National updates

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

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