ST. PAUL – State Rep. Steve Green, R-Fosston, said he will continue working to represent the citizens of District 2B, even as the Minnesota House’s daily operations have been altered amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
The House formally will remain in session as the state addresses the pressing public health issue surrounding COVID-19, with meetings and floor sessions taking place on an on-call basis until April 14. Green said alternate means of working will allow the House to respond to the needs of Minnesotans, while also fully complying with Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines including social distancing, limiting large gatherings, telework, and increased cleaning measures necessitated by COVID-19.
“This outbreak is a challenge for all of us and, as a legislator, I’m just working to make the best of the hand we’ve been dealt,” Green said. “For now, that means finding different ways to communicate with the people I represent and being there as a resource for anyone who needs assistance. We’re just taking this one day at a time and, together, we’ll get through this. I urge people to take advantage of hotlines and other tools the state has made available and let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.”
Green indicated MDH hotlines are available to assist Minnesotans, including a public line (651) 201-3920 and a line for questions specifically related to schools and/or childcare (651) 297-1304. Several online resources also are available to help individuals stay up to date:
Green can be reached at (651) 296-9918 or at firstname.lastname@example.org