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LATEST NEWS ON COVID-19

Monday, March 23, 2020

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Rep. Koegel

Neighbors,

The COVID-19 virus news is swiftly changing. We can all do our part to flatten the curve by staying home as much as possible and reducing the number of people contracting the virus. In this update, I’ve included some resources you can use or pass along to someone in your circle.  

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VIRTUAL TOWN HALL THIS WEDNESDAY

Wednesday evening, I will host a virtual town hall on Facebook from 6:30-7:30 p.m. I look forward to your questions on what’s happening in the Minnesota House, the current legislative session, and the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Join here. I hope to see you on Wednesday.

LATEST NEWS:

Governor Walz has issued several Executive Orders today to suspend evictions, support small businesses and address the hospital equipment shortage. Read the details here. Click here for details on all Executive Orders.

USEFUL RESOURCES:

If you are an impacted employer or employee, go to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) for resources that can help.

For education-related news, check the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) website.

As always, the Minnesota Department of Health is a trusted source for up to date information.

For information on the special enrollment period for MNsure, click here.

Minnesota’s small business are now eligible to apply for disaster assistance through the Small Business Administration (SBA) for economic injury during the COVID-19 pandemic.

HOW YOU CAN HELP?

This is the time to check in by email, text or phone call with our neighbors, family and friends who may be elderly, isolated or ill. Since we cannot gather in person to see each other, reaching out can help ensure everyone is safe and will let them know you’re concerned about them during this difficult time.

Helping others

I have been asked what you can do to help others in our community. MPR has compiled a useful list of groups who are accepting financial donations to help those most in need.

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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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