Update from the Governor

This week, Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan visited child care centers and a food bank to hear from communities impacted by COVID-19 and highlight resources available to help.

They made the announcement that $56.6 million is available to help support Minnesota child care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

They also visited the Department of Indian Work food shelf to announce $12 million will be distributed to combat hunger in Minnesota amid COVID-19. This funding will support approximately 300 food shelves and all seven food banks across Minnesota. Information about food assistance resources is available on the state’s food emergency web page.

The Minnesota Department of Health also released new guidance for long-term care facilities, which will allow family members, outside caregivers, friends or volunteers to serve as essential caregivers for residents.

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