Rep. Lyndon Carlson
Minnesota House of Representatives
District 45A 651-296- 4255 – email@example.com
429 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
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March 10, 2020
Rep. Lyndon Carlson Votes for Coronavirus Response Bill
St. Paul, Minn. – Yesterday the Minnesota House of Representatives yesterday unanimously approved a bill to better ensure that public health officials are prepared to respond to COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus. The bill (House File 3980) appropriates approximately $21 million dollars to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), and was signed into law by Governor Tim Walz today.
“With unanimous support, the Legislature has shown it is ready to do whatever it takes to mitigate the consequences of COVID-19,” said Rep. Lyndon Carlson (DFL-Crystal). “The Minnesota Department of Health now has the resources it needs to manage this developing issue.”
Minnesota confirmed the first case of coronavirus on Friday, March 6. A second case was confirmed on Sunday, March 8. MDH has set up a public hotline that will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The hotline number is 651-201-3920. You can also visit www.health.state.mn.us for up-to-date and accurate information about what Minnesota is doing to prepare for and stop the spread of COVID-19.