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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.

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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.

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 Minnesota's COVID-19 response.


MDH COVID-19 Public Hotline

For questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic


Monday - Friday:  9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Housing questions

For single-family residences: 

For multi-family residences: 

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

Discrimination helpline

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

Older Minnesotans

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

Latest News

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How you can help

Find Volunteer opportunities
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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