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Legislators pass COVID-19 relief

The Minnesota Legislature appears to have struck a deal on providing COVID-19 relief. The DFL-controlled House and the Republican-controlled Senate have agreed on a $216 million package that provides relief to businesses impacted by the latest COVID shutdowns as well as a 13-week extension of unemployment benefits for affected workers. Speaker of the House Melissa…

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Situation Update Thursday, May 21

STATE UPDATES The Minnesota Department of Health reported an additional 539 of positive COVID-19 cases and 32 newly reported deaths, bringing the state’s cumulative total to 18,200 cases and 809 deaths. Of those deaths, 663 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. To date, 2,120 health care workers are confirmed to have contracted…

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Situation Update for Wednesday, May 20

STATE UPDATES The Minnesota Department of Health reported an additional 645 COVID-19 cases today, and an additional 29 deaths. According to their daily update, the cumulative total since the outbreak started was 17,670 cases and 777 deaths. Of those deaths, 635 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. As of today, 2,025 health…

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‘Threading the needle’ of health and economy: Gov. Walz extends stay at home order, allows curbside service for retailers

Gov. Walz extended the closure of bars, restaurants and other places of public accommodation another two weeks until Monday, May 18, with the stay at home order also set to expire then. Curbside service, such as pick up and delivery, will be allowed at all customer-facing retailers starting Monday. These businesses could include dry cleaning,…

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Gov. Walz issues four more executive orders

Gov. Tim Walz, who currently is in self-quarantine for fourteen days after learning he was in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, signed four more executive orders today. Gov. Walz briefed media this afternoon at 2 p.m., and while he did not issue an anticipated “shelter-in-place” order like Wisconsin has, he did address the…

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