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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

School and child care questions

651-297-1304 
1-800-657-3504
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Weekends: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Health questions

651-201-3920 
1-800-657-3903 (Greater MN)
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 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 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Discrimination helpline

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

Older Minnesotans

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

Governor's Actions:

May 15, 2020

Authorized the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to hold remote meetings as necessary to protect health and safety. 

May 15, 2020

Extended the relief from regulations for motor carriers and drivers operating in Minnesota declared in Executive Orders 20-06 and 20-37.

May 14, 2020

Authorized and directed the Commissioner of Education to allow for a safe and effective summer learning environment for Minnesota’s students. 

May 13, 2020

Safely reopening Minnesota’s economy and ensuring safe non-work activities during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency. 

May 13, 2020

Protected the rights and health of at-risk populations during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency. 

May 13, 2020

Protected workers from unsafe working conditions and retaliation during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency.

May 5, 2020

Required facilities to prioritize surgeries and procedures and provide safe environment during COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency. 

May 4, 2020

Ensured the protection of emergency government support and consumers’ financial security from consumer garnishment actions during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency.

May 1, 2020

Extended and modified Stay at Home Order, continuing temporary closure of bars, restaurants, and other places of public accommodation, and allowing additional workers in certain noncritical sectors to return to safe workplaces.

April 30, 2020

Extended and modified Stay at Home Order, continuing temporary closure of bars, restaurants, and other places of public accommodation, and allowing additional workers in certain noncritical sectors to return to safe workplaces.

April 29, 2020

Clarified application of Executive Order 20-33 to homeless encampments.

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 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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