Sharing information is critical. Here's the latest update from Governor Tim Walz
Below is an update on the COVID-19 pandemic as it pertains to Minnesota as of 8:00 PM on 4/26/2020.
Updates from the GovernorThe Department of Health today announced that 28 Minnesotans lost their lives due to COVID-19 yesterday, a new high for the state. The Governor and public health officials continue to encourage Minnesotans to stay home if they can to prevent spreading the virus to their neighbors and loved ones.
Below are resources available to support Minnesotans during this challenging time.
Safety at Home: Stay At Home should never mean you stay somewhere unsafe. There are places of sanctuary open for anyone facing abuse or violence. Please call Minnesota's statewide crisis hotline - available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - at 1.866.223.1111 or text 612.399.9995.
Unemployment Support: Minnesota is one of the first states in the nation to implement both the $600 per week additional compensation and the 13 week extension of benefits available under the CARES Act. Find these and answers to other unemployment questions here.
Mental Health: If you’re worried about a loved one, or if you want someone to talk to, know you can reach out. We have a website with mental health resources. You’re not alone in this challenge.
Child Care: We understand that the COVID-19 has disrupted child care plans for many families. The child care landscape has been greatly impacted by this pandemic. Find resources and information for child care providers and families here.
Housing: We created this webpage to provide a centralized location for all Minnesota Housing updates and information related to COVID-19.
Emergency food support: Due to COVID-19 pandemic, many Minnesota families face difficult times. It may be hard to pay bills and find food to stay healthy. If you or someone you know has been laid off from work or seen work hours cut, help may be available. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can help you buy food while budgets are tight.
You can find links to these resources and additional help for employers and employees, volunteer opportunities, and information about donating personal protective equipment our COVID-19 website.
Everyone can work to reduce the spread of COVID-19