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 MNsure.org.
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 ELP@state.mn.us 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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