Tuesday, March 17, 2020Dear Neighbors,
As we navigate through a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I’d like to give an update on where things stand at the state government level as of today (Tuesday, March 17), including actions already taken by the Legislature and the Governor, and current measures we are advancing to support workers, employers, and health care providers.
TIMELINE OF STATE GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
HELPFUL RESOURCESCOVID-19 State Resource Document (Resources from DEED, MDE, DHS, MDH, DHS, MHFA, the Courts, and the Attorney General’s office)
The Minnesota Department of Health is making information about the coronavirus available in multiple non-English languages. A full list of available languages and links to download materials are available below.
COVID-19 in Amharic (PDF)
COVID-19 in Arabic (PDF)
COVID-19 in Chinese (PDF)
COVID-19 in Hmong (PDF)
COVID-19 in Karen (PDF)
COVID-19 in Russian (PDF)
COVID-19 in Somali (PDF)
COVID-19 in Spanish (PDF)
COVID-19 in Vietnamese (PDF)
Up-to-date guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health on recommended community mitigation strategies can be found here.
Everyone can work to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Take the same precautions recommended for avoiding colds and flu:
Think about backup plans for child care when school is closed or when parents, children, or a child care provider is sick. Think about necessary items to have at home, including prescription medicines (check your refill dates), and non-prescription medications, such as fever-reducing medications.
I’ll continue to keep you updated as I learn more information. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 651-296-4201.
These are challenging times, but I’m confident we can get through it together. Contact me anytime.