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Legislative Update- March 25, 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Rep. Morrison


Dear Neighbors,

I hope this finds you and yours well, taking care of each other (from a distance) - and staying home if you can. As we adjust to this new, but temporary “normal”, we can all make a significant difference slowing down the spread and “flattening the curve”. This means washing our hands thoroughly for 20 seconds, covering our coughs in an elbow or sleeve, practicing social distancing of six feet, avoiding large gatherings, and staying home, especially if you’re not feeling well.



The Governor has issued a series of executive orders related to delivery of emergency health care services to Minnesotans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about them below:

MNSure Special Enrollment Period

Governor Walz and MNsure launched a 30-day special enrollment period for qualified individuals who are currently without insurance in response to the potential growth of COVID-19 cases. The enrollment period began on Monday, March 23 and runs through April 21. Minnesotans without coverage can enroll here


Safeguarding Critical Services for Minnesota’s Most Vulnerable

This executive order provides the Department of Human Services flexibility to help ensure services can continue for our most vulnerable who have disabilities, others who rely on mental health support, childcare, food support, housing, and other critical needs.


Protective Equipment for Health Care Workers

The executive action here authorizes the Minnesota National Guard to deliver assistance by addressing the critically low supply of personal protective equipment in Minnesota’s hospitals and health care facilities, as well as the delivery delays from the federal government’s Strategic National Stockpile.

Economic Security for Small Businesses

Over the weekend, the Governor authorized the creation of the Emergency Small Business Loan program in Minnesota. The program will make loans available of between $2,500 and $35,000 for qualifying small businesses which will be 50% forgivable and offered at a 0% interest rate. Small business owners can send questions about this emergency loan program to and read about it at

the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development's website.

Facebook Virtual Town Hall

On Saturday, April 4 from noon- 1:30 pm, I’ll be hosting a virtual town hall meeting on Facebook. You can join the live event here. This will be an opportunity to ask questions and connect with your neighbors online to learn more about how we can prevent the COVID-19 spread, and what we’re doing at the legislature to help Minnesotans affected by the virus. Please send your questions to me in advance of the town hall by replying to this email.



Please continue to reach out anytime with questions, ideas, or input at 651-296-4315 or by email at

Thank you for the honor of representing our communities at the Capitol (via Deephaven).