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COVID-19 Update – Helpful Resources

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Rep. Pryor


News on the COVID-19 virus changes hour to hour, and these are difficult times. I will continue to provide information that you can use to navigate these uncertain times.

Helpful Area Resources

Latest from the City of Eden Prairie:

City of Minnetonka news:

Hennepin County updates:

Eden Prairie Schools:

Minnetonka Public Schools:

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.

Also, the Animal Humane Society (AHS) has announced it is closing all metro-area shelters through May 2.

Protecting Ourselves and Our Community

Here are steps we can all take to stay healthy:

  • COVID-19 primarily spreads by droplets.  For your safety, the best thing to do is stay home.  Even if healthy, stay home as much as is possible.  If you must go out, stay at least six feet away from others.
  • Wash your hands often and when you wash them, do so for 20 seconds before rinsing (that means singing Happy Birthday twice before rinsing).
  • COVID -19 can also spread from surfaces to you, but only via mucous membranes.  In other words, it can only infect you by going from your hands to your eyes, nose or mouth (it cannot infect you through your skin).  Therefore, don’t touch your face.  This is hard to stop doing (we are creatures of habit), so if you touch your face think about why and look to identify triggers. That will help you break the habit.
  • If sick, stay home. If you are very sick (i.e. fever, cough, and shortness of breath) and you feel like you need to see someone, call first or do an e-visit.  Do not just show up to your clinic, Urgent Care, or Emergency Dept. without notifying them first.  This helps the clinic, Urgent Care, or Emergency Department prepare for you and helps avoid infecting others.
  • When you cough, use your sleeve to cover your mouth and help prevent forming droplets that can infect others. 

Please continue to reach out with any input, ideas, or feedback about the issues important to you. I value hearing from you, so please don’t hesitate to call or email me any time. You can also connect with me on Facebook here. It’s an honor to represent you at the State Capitol.


Laurie Pryor

State Representative 

Rep. Laurie Pryor
571 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155

Phone: 651-296-3964
Facebook: Rep. Laurie Pryor
Legislative Assistant: Jasmyn DiMeglio, 651-296-5408