Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Late yesterday, the Minnesota Legislature approved a new economic assistance package designed to help small businesses and workers struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation includes direct financial assistance to the hardest hit businesses and helps protect economic security for workers by extending unemployment benefits.
Key components of the assistance bill would:
COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution PlanAhead of the vaccine shipments to Minnesota, last week Governor Walz announced our state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan. The goal is to quickly, equitably, and safely deliver the vaccine to anyone who wants one at no cost. The first to receive the vaccine in Minnesota will be health care workers and long-term care residents, who would then be followed by essential workers, seniors, and people with preexisting conditions that are more likely to become seriously ill with this virus.
The arrival of the vaccine is incredibly good news, but we’re still a long way from it becoming available to all who want one. In the meantime, it’s important that we continue adhering to the public health guidelines that have kept our communities safe - social distancing, hand washing, wearing a mask, and getting tested when we feel sick.
Upcoming Virtual Town HallOn Monday, December 21 at 6:30 p.m., District 67 state legislators will join forces with our city and county officials for a pre-session virtual town hall on Facebook. You can tune in here.
Those who have confirmed joining us include Representative-Elect John Thompson, Metropolitan Council Member Chai Lee, Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough, City Council Member Jane Prince and City Council Member Nelsie Yang.
Please RSVP and submit questions ahead of time here. All are welcome!
Keep in TouchPlease never hesitate to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts, ideas, or questions. Give me a call at 651-296-4201 or send an email if you need any help or I can be of any assistance.
It’s an honor to serve our Eastside neighbors and families at the Legislature. Thank you.