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COVID-19 News and Information

Thursday, March 19, 2020

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Rep. Koegel

Neighbors,

News about the COVID-19 virus is changing frequently and it can be difficult to keep up on the latest information. I’ve included several links below to help you to navigate the uncertainty. 

Schools Closed and Meals for Students

Spring Lake Park  https://www.springlakeparkschools.org/

Anoka-Hennepin Schools   https://www.ahschools.us/domain/11880

Government Resources

Anoka County  https://www.anokacounty.us/

City of Blaine  https://www.blainemn.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1667

City of Coon Rapids  https://www.coonrapidsmn.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2233

City of Spring Lake Park  http://www.slpmn.org/

MN Dept. of Commerce Shares Tips on Avoiding Scams

The Minnesota Dept. of Commerce is encouraging Minnesotans to watch for possible scams at this uncertain time. You can read more here about how to protect yourself from e-mail, phone, mail and social media scams.

Governor Walz issues more executive orders

On Wednesday, Gov. Walz issued three additional executive orders to further strengthen Minnesota’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The executive orders protect residents of Veterans Homes; exempt vehicles and drivers from certain regulations to ensure efficient emergency supply relief throughout the state; and provide paid leave and other support for state employees, respectively. You can read more about the governor’s executive orders here.

Minnesota Department of Revenue suspends sales tax for certain businesses

The Minnesota Department of Revenue is granting a 30-day Sales and Use Tax grace period for businesses. During this time, the department will not assess penalties or interest.

Identified businesses with a monthly Sales and Use Tax payment due TOMORROW, March 20, 2020, have until April 20 to make their payment.

If you have questions, please direct them to the Minnesota Department of Revenue at 651-556-3000. You can learn more here.

Our Pets and COVID-19

Pets are such a major part of our families. The Humane Society has put together some information you might find useful as we care for our animal friends.

Animal Humane Society (AHS) has closed all metro-area shelters through May 2.

_____________________

More Information

I’m sharing a Google Drive file with COVID-19 related information. All my past and future communications are included by clicking on this link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PJvhCdSArNrnAuyyavYoPFRDW4VWwS4M

I will provide new information as it becomes available. Please contact me at rep.erin.koegel@house.mn if you are having trouble finding answers to your questions or receiving the help you need. I will respond to your messages as soon as possible. 

___________________

You can contact me at rep.erin.koegel@house.mn or

(651) 296-5369.

I appreciate the opportunity to serve our district in the legislature.

Sincerely,

Erin Koegel

State Representative

 

 

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

 

Rep. Koegel

 

Neighbors,

News about the COVID-19 virus is changing frequently and it can be difficult to keep up on the latest information. I’ve included several links below to help you to navigate the uncertainty. 

Schools Closed and Meals for Students

Spring Lake Park  https://www.springlakeparkschools.org/

Anoka-Hennepin Schools   https://www.ahschools.us/domain/11880

Government Resources

Anoka County  https://www.anokacounty.us/

City of Blaine  https://www.blainemn.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1667

City of Coon Rapids  https://www.coonrapidsmn.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2233

City of Spring Lake Park  http://www.slpmn.org/

MN Dept. of Commerce Shares Tips on Avoiding Scams

The Minnesota Dept. of Commerce is encouraging Minnesotans to watch for possible scams at this uncertain time. You can read more here about how to protect yourself from e-mail, phone, mail and social media scams.

Governor Walz issues more executive orders

On Wednesday, Gov. Walz issued three additional executive orders to further strengthen Minnesota’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The executive orders protect residents of Veterans Homes; exempt vehicles and drivers from certain regulations to ensure efficient emergency supply relief throughout the state; and provide paid leave and other support for state employees, respectively. You can read more about the governor’s executive orders here.

Minnesota Department of Revenue suspends sales tax for certain businesses

The Minnesota Department of Revenue is granting a 30-day Sales and Use Tax grace period for businesses. During this time, the department will not assess penalties or interest.

Identified businesses with a monthly Sales and Use Tax payment due TOMORROW, March 20, 2020, have until April 20 to make their payment.

If you have questions, please direct them to the Minnesota Department of Revenue at 651-556-3000. You can learn more here.

Our Pets and COVID-19

Pets are such a major part of our families. The Humane Society has put together some information you might find useful as we care for our animal friends.

Animal Humane Society (AHS) has closed all metro-area shelters through May 2.

_____________________

More Information

I’m sharing a Google Drive file with COVID-19 related information. All my past and future communications are included by clicking on this link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PJvhCdSArNrnAuyyavYoPFRDW4VWwS4M

I will provide new information as it becomes available. Please contact me at rep.erin.koegel@house.mn if you are having trouble finding answers to your questions or receiving the help you need. I will respond to your messages as soon as possible. 

___________________

You can contact me at rep.erin.koegel@house.mn or

(651) 296-5369.

I appreciate the opportunity to serve our district in the legislature.

Sincerely,

Erin Koegel

State Representative

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