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Legislative update

Friday, March 27, 2020

Dear Neighbor,

The Legislature returned to St. Paul on Thursday to pass legislation that included numerous special provisions designed to assist Minnesotan’s as we battle through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bill authorized up to $330.6 million in additional emergency funding to provide financial support for workers, businesses and students that are being negatively impacted by the many emergency measures imposed in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Click this link for more details on the bill which passed the House 99-4 and the Senate 67-0.

Gov. Walz has issued a "Stay at Home" order limiting movement outside homes beyond essential trips for two weeks. It is effective at 11:59 p.m. today (March 27) through April 10. Click here for the full order.

The order allows Minnesotans to leave their residences to perform the following activities: Health/safety activities, outdoor activities, purchasing necessary supplies and services like groceries and medicine, essential and interstate travel, care of others, displacement, relocation to ensure safety. This is not a comprehensive list click here for FAQs related to Minnesota’s Stay at Home order.

Workers providing critical services are exempt for the purposes of job-related travel. If you have question about your work status, please contact your employer. Additional details may be found at this link.

If you have school age children, as you are already aware schools have implemented “distance learning” procedures. Please check you school district’s website for the latest information.

Hats off to our local officials for the excellent job of rapidly adapting to the unique circumstances we find ourselves in today. While the current emergency orders are asking our citizens and businesses to make huge sacrifices, working together will weather this temporary storm.

Thank you for your continued patience, please be safe and considerate of others.

Sincerely,

Dale

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