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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.

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.


MN Helpline


Monday - Friday:  9 a.m. to 4 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.

Governor's Actions:

September 11, 2020

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

August 28, 2020

Establishing the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Committee on the Metropolitan Council’s Structure and Services

August 26, 2020

Authorizing and Directing Higher Education Institutions to Provide Safe and Effective Learning Environments to their Students

August 26, 2020

Allowing Cooperatives and Cooperative Associations Flexibility to Hold Remote Elections and Avoid Gatherings During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

August 26, 2020

Activating the Minnesota National Guard and Declaring a Peacetime Emergency to Provide Safety and Protection to the People of Minneapolis

August, 12 2020

Rescinding Emergency Executive Orders 20-15, 20-16, and 20-32; Amending Emergency Executive Order 20-23

August, 12 2020

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

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

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 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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